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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Decrease Belly Fat After A Laparotomy

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I've gone thru laparotomy fr ov. Cyst on 15, oct.'13.Now I've healed completely. I'm hvng excess fat ovr my belly suggst me exercise & diet. I'm19y&45kg?

I've gone thru laparotomy fr ov. Cyst on 15, oct.'13.Now I've healed completely. I'm hvng excess fat ovr my belly suggst me exercise & diet. I'm19y&45kg?

Nothing special: Your weight seems spot on. No special diet or exercise needed. You may have some skin overlap of the scar, as the scar initially contracts. This will improve over 9-12 months. You have no activity restrictions this far out. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Chappell
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How can I lose my belly fat with a tear in my meniscus, I'm waiting for surgery?

How can I lose my belly fat with a tear in my meniscus, I'm waiting for surgery?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Tell me about plastic surgery to remove the "apron" of skin left behind after a loss in belly fat. How long will I feel pain?

Tell me about plastic surgery to remove the "apron" of skin left behind after a loss in belly fat. How long will I feel pain?

Not long: Abdominal lipectomy, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or lower body lift are all possible treatments for loose, hanging skin due to various degrees of weight loss.
The procedures can be very safe with only minor discomfort mostly within the first few days after surgery, usually managed well with pain medications. Consult with a plastic surgeon to discover which option is best for you. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass surgery 3yrs ago lost 120 lbs doin great but nolonger have ins. So how can I lose belly fat without surgery?

I had gastric bypass surgery 3yrs ago lost 120 lbs doin great but nolonger have ins. So how can I lose belly fat without surgery?

Go to gym: Regularly do exercises, eat healthy balanced food you will loose the belly fat but the loose skin will not go away, even if you ware elastic bandages, skin once stretched will not contract (but will to certain extent in young) you will need some type of corrective surgery if it bothers you. ...Read more

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I have a large flap of belly fat that reaches my pubes due to my obesity. I heard that surgery on it has a very painful recovery period. Is it true?

I have a large flap of belly fat that reaches my pubes due to my obesity. I heard that surgery on it has a very painful recovery period. Is it true?

Obesity: You must speak to your doctor about this and you will both decide what needs to be done.
A Surgery doctor may or may not decide for abdominal surgery.
There are ways to reduce diet and increase activity.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgey?

I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgey?

No: The best way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. Further, even for open inguinal hernia repair, the incision size is small compared to that of a panniculectomy. It depends of course how important the two issues are for you as an individual. ...Read more

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I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgery?

I need to have inguinal hernia surgery, I am 5-7, 225 lb. Would it be advisable to have some belly fat removed during the surgery?

Not at all: It would be advisable to try to lose general weight in order to have a smaller chance of the hernia conf back. Doing a tummy tuck or liposuction is not a smart move and may increase risk of infection. Most hernias are repaired using mesh and if you had an infection due to fat removal, your mesh can also get infected and may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Trying to decrease belly fat and bloating to no avail. What can I do with exercise to help?

Trying to decrease belly fat and bloating to no avail. What can I do with exercise to help?

We loose weight: Over our entire body. Spot reducing is not effective. The amount of running or other exercise that helps depends on your present weight and metabolism. If your doc clears you for exercise go for it, same w/lower carb food plan. Overall health is the best goal. Peace and good health. Ask a personal trainer about "stomach crunches" to tone up your belly muscles a bit. Probiotics may heal bloat ...Read more

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How to identify if a scar is a keloid. I have a post surgical scar in my abdomen following laparotomy as on 3 oct 2012?

How to identify if a scar is a keloid. I have a post surgical scar in my abdomen following laparotomy as on 3 oct 2012?

Simple Silicone: Simple, inexpensive, non-invasive silicone treatment first (myscaraway, from walgreens or online), if that doesn't help within a few weeks, then go and seek care from a healthcare professional. You may require steroid/bleomycin injections, or electron-beam radiotherapy, if it is a keloid (very rare in whites, more in pigmented skin races) but try the simple stuff first. Hypertrophic scar also help. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to relieve bloating in my abdomen after a laparotomy and ablation of endometriosis? I had the procedure five days ago.

What is the fastest way to relieve bloating in my abdomen after a laparotomy and ablation of endometriosis? I had the procedure five days ago.

A few tips: There's a new medication called alvimopan, but this must be started preop to work. Avoiding narcotic pain medication also helps. We tell our patients to walk as much as possible. Also consider chewing gum and sucking on hard candy to help things along. Unfortunately, time may be the only thing that works. Hope this helps! Good luck! ...Read more

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My laparotomy incision is infected. Had surgery 11-25 went to ER friday 12-13 and got antibiotics. Looks worse and belly is numb. Wound is bright red?

My laparotomy incision is infected. Had surgery 11-25 went to ER friday 12-13 and got antibiotics. Looks worse and belly is numb. Wound is bright red?

See doc NOW: What you describe really does sound like a post-surgical wound infection. This is very serious and should be re-evaluated to make sure that the antibiotics you were prescribed are working. Sometimes these need to be given iv, or a change needs to be made. Go to er now. I hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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What exercises will help reduce belly fat?

What exercises will help reduce belly fat?

Can't target belly: Contrary to popular belief, you cannot do a particular exercise to lose fat in one place. Good hard cardio will raise your metabolism and metabolic requirement, hopefully causing you to lose fat body-wide. And no matter how much exercise you do, you won't lost that belly fat unless you eat an appropriate diet. You can eat your way through any amount of exercise. ...Read more

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Most effective exercise to lose belly fat?

Most effective exercise to lose belly fat?

Any: Exercise in general, coupled w/ diet, helps you lose belly fat. A combo of too much of the wrong kinds of carbs & not enough active muscle tissue is what sets up belly fat. It's added to by age, hormones & stress. Spot reducing exercise can make belly muscles stronger & shapelier, but you won't see them until the calories come down & your other muscles are toned & gobbling up glucose. ...Read more

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How to remove belly fat with exercise moves?

How to remove belly fat with exercise moves?

No selective loss: There is not a non-surgical approach to preferentially remove fat from one part of the body. ...Read more

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What exercise will could you help me lose belly fat?

What exercise will could you help me lose belly fat?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more

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How to know what exercises are good for losing belly fat?

How to know what exercises are good for losing belly fat?

No specific exercise: Spot fat loss does
not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do >. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose belly fat with stretching exercises?

Is there a way to lose belly fat with stretching exercises?

Need more than that: Spot fat loss does
not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do. ...Read more

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How might one exercise while gaining belly fat at same time?

How might one exercise while gaining belly fat at same time?

Vague question: We need more information. What is your goal or problem? ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best exercise to lose belly fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good excersizes to lose belly fat?

Please tell me what are some good excersizes to lose belly fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What is the effective exercise that I can do toloose my belly fat...

What is the effective exercise that I can do toloose my belly fat...

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for controlling belly fat (18 years, boy)?

What are the best exercises for controlling belly fat (18 years, boy)?

Push aways: You solve that battle by understanding when to stop eating and push away from the table. If you desire "washboard" abs you must drop your body fat content to the 5-8% range. Most teens are in the 20% range while belly bulge would be around 30.You need an hour on a tredmill to burn off the extra burger. Learn how to eat and what to eat and you may solve your problem. Exercise helps but cannot fix it ...Read more

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What are good exercises to lose belly fat and tighten your abdomen?

What are good exercises to lose belly fat and tighten your abdomen?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more

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Does exercise bike gets rid of belly fat?

Does exercise bike gets rid of belly fat?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do to get rid of my belly fat?

Belly fat: Exercise does not get rid of fat in any one particular area. Increased activity overall may help you reduce your body fat, including belly. Also avoid processed foods including white breads, sugars, and artificial sweeteners. Move your food plan to include more veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats like omega 3's, avocados, and olive oil. High fiber fruits like berries are fine. Complex carbs. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Krook
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Laparotomy (Definition)

Laparotomy is abdominal surgery. Often, special enemas are sufficient to treat intussusception. If not, a ...Read more