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Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

After weight loss : If you do tummy tuck and then loss significant weight you will end up with loss abdominal skin . It is best that you follow up with a doctor specializing in medical weight loss . Some times medical weight may result in less lose skin reducing need for tummy tuck. ...Read more

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I am 4 months post op tummy tuck what will be the best exercise to tone my tummy?

I am 4 months post op tummy tuck what will be the best exercise to tone my tummy?

Ask Surgeon...: Given that you have had surgery relatively recently, your plastic surgeon will be your best guide when it comes to returning to specific exercise/activities. Generally speaking, a gradual ('listen to your body") return to cardiovascular/weightlifting/flexibility exercises along with a careful attention to healthy diet, will help you achieve/maintain the best long-term results possible. Best wishes ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol before and after a mini tummy tuck? I am a heavy drinker and not sure i can quit completely. Can i still drink before and after a mini tummy tuck procedure? .

No.: Not a good idea for many reasons. Based on your recognition of being a “heavy drinker”, consider seeking help for this potentially dangerous problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Still big tummy after 4 years of cesarean delivery.Any exercise advice?

Still big tummy after 4 years of cesarean delivery.Any exercise advice?

And watch your calor: Use proper technique, do not cause pain to your spine. If this site allows, here is a link to a good work out technique: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=fuyy7qix3w8. ...Read more

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How to lose a post caesarian weight and abdominal fats after 6 months of delivery?

How to lose a post caesarian weight and abdominal fats after 6 months of delivery?

Same as anyone else: Watch what you eat, exercise, and adopt a healthy lifestyle. There is nothing different about the fact that you had a c-section. Also hopefully you are breastfeeding which contributes to significant weight loss in the post-partum period. ...Read more

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What is the recommended number of days to wait after pregnancy before getting a tummy tuck?

What is the recommended number of days to wait after pregnancy before getting a tummy tuck?

6 months: It usually takes about 6 months for the physiologic changes of pregnancy to settle back down to baseline. That's why we wait to perform the tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Pain in tummy worse after eating had for 6 weeks losing weight?

Pain in tummy worse after eating had for 6 weeks losing weight?

Time to see a doctor: Evaluating this requires an exam and probably some tests. It sounds like it is not going away by itself. Find out what it may be and start treatment. Don't let things get worse or lead to secondary problems. Best wishes for getting back to health. ...Read more

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Will a mini tummy tuck restore my belly after pregnancy? My belly is a droopy, stretched-out mess after having my son. Will a mini tummy tuck restore it to its former glory? .

Will a mini tummy tuck restore my belly after pregnancy? My belly is a droopy, stretched-out mess after having my son. Will a mini tummy tuck restore it to its former glory?

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It : It all depends on where the laxity is and how far up your abdomen the loose tissue extends.If the excess tissue is well above your navel then you have to undermine all the way up north to get it to come down and smooth out.So how much and how up the excess occurs determines this.www.beautyby brueck.Com. ...Read more

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Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umbilical pain or you may have a hernia. I would discuss with your surgeon, you may need to perform diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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Can I join gym for stomach exercise after a laproscopic operation?

Can I join gym for stomach exercise after a laproscopic operation?

Yes: Once you are cleared by your surgeon, you may begin an exercise regimen that works your abdominal region. ...Read more

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I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. Is this normal?

I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. Is this normal?

Exercise diarrhea: It is not likely that the stomach crunches cause diarrhea/loose bms (unless there is a small hernia somewhere), but abdominal exercise could certainly accelerate bowel peristalsis if the stools are already loose. This would be my guess as to what's happening in you. If it lasts less than a week, i wouldn't worry. If more than a week, consult a physician. ...Read more

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Bad reflux during pregnancy- got better after delivery but came back. Gained about 10 lbs after pregnancy and nursing. so 25 lbs over weight.cause?

Bad reflux during pregnancy- got better after delivery but came back. Gained about 10 lbs after pregnancy and nursing. so 25 lbs over weight.cause?

Hormones: During pregnancy your body changes and so do the female hormones. The esophagus and stomach also become displaced anatomically due to the developing pregnancy. The sphincter (valve) at the end of the food tube can loosen. It is easier for stomach acid to go back up tube. Additional visceral fat squeezes the anatomy. Pills neutralize the acid and stop reflux pressure into stomach. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after a tummy tuck and a liposuction?

Is it normal to feel bloated after a tummy tuck and a liposuction?

Yes: The boated feeling following a tummy is usually the result of several things: 1. Tightening of the abdominal wall (which then makes any bloating more noticeable) 2. Side effects of medications given around the time of surgery 3. Hormonal changes associated with the trauma of the surgery itself. The good news is that most bloating resolves quickly and has no untoward effects on your result. ...Read more

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When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds.

When will i be a good candidate for a lower body lift? After having gastric bypass surgery four months ago, i lost 100 pounds.

Good Candidates: I ask that my post bariatric patients wait at least 18 months after the weight loss surgery date, maintain a stable weight for at least 2 month, and have a BMI (body mass index) of less than 40. Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in body lifts following weight loss and get case-specific information catered to you and your goals. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more