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Fat Tummy To Flat Tummy
No: No cosmetic procedures will remove ALL of the fat in an area. Nor would you want this, it wouldn't look nice. Because not all of the fat is removed, it is still possible to store fat in a treated area (it will just generally store less there b/c there are fewer cells), so healthy lifestyle choices are essential to maintaining any result. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/ ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: In a patient who is close to their ideal body weight and in good physical condition with a rectus muscle diastasis and pronounced skin laxity, the tummy tuck can produce outstanding results that are greatly appreciated by the patients undergoing these procedures. Surgery is not without risk and one must carefully consider the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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
Will a mini tummy tuck get rid of stretch marks? I have bad stretch marks on my lower abdomen from my two pregnancies. Will a mini tummy tuck remove them?
What to do.: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed.However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, . ...Read more
Skin laxity?: The results of liposuction on your chin/neck will depend on the quality and laxity of your skin and its ability to contract following fat evacuation. If sufficient fat is removed, you may be left with loose or irregular skin. Generally speaking, at 38 years of age, your skin contraction is not as good as it would be for some one under 30. However, you should be able to see significant improvement. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes/no and yes: It will not repair stretch marks that are not included in the skin that is removed. And yes, you can get pregnant but it will undo some of your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). So, maybe finish with having children before this surgery? (Some surgeons require that before they will do this surgery). Be well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?
Maybe? : Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers