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Doctor insights on: Getting Rid Of Saggy Skin After Pregnancy

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Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Yes: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) or adominoplasty is great at rejuvenating the post oartum abdomen. This procedure will realign your rectis muscles in the midline limiting the diastasis typically created by your pregnancy as well as remove excess skin laxity and unsitely stretch marks. Remember, however, if you plan to having more children this will typically recur.

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Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Yes: After pregnancy, particularly after twins, the skin and fascia of the abdomen have often been stretched beyond their ability to shrink back. Exercising the muscles will tighten them but won't remove the excess skin or separation that may exist between the muscles. A tummy tuck is a reliable way to get rid of the skin and tighten the fascia. See a board certified plastic surgeon for a consult.

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Are there any other procedures that get rid of saggy skin under the eyes other than blepharoplasty?

Are there any other procedures that get rid of saggy skin under the eyes other than blepharoplasty?

Laser: For severe excess skin, Blepharoplasty may be the best optio. For milder forms, collagen rejuvenation using Yag Laser may help tighten the skin.

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What to do if I have saggy skin on my tummy can I ever get rid if it?

What to do if I have saggy skin on my tummy can I ever get rid if it?

Not by yourself: If you have loose skin as a result of pregnancies or weight fluctuations, you will likely need a tummy tuck to correct it. Loose skin does not improve with time, diet or exercise. A tummy tuck will tighten the skin and muscles of the abdomen to give you a much flatter firmer appearance.

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I had a baby 4 months ago, I've lost all the weight now I have excess saggy skin around my midsection how do I get rid of it? Prefer no surgery

I had a baby 4 months ago, I've lost all the weight now I have excess saggy skin around my midsection how do I get rid of it? Prefer no surgery

See below: This skin was stretched by the pregnancy, it will take time to recover. It is possible that it will never return to what you had before. Talk to your ob/gyn doctor, who has seen this problem before and get their suggestions about treatment options.

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What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

Tummy tuck: Some skin retraction will occur during the first six months after pregnancy however, after that, the only way to remove the remaining extra skin is with a tummy tuck. Before considering a tummy tuck make sure that you have completed your family since another pregnancy will stretch everything out again.

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Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Help! Need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Loose Skin?: If it is loose skin you are wanting to eliminate, a tummy tuck would not be necessary. If, however, you are also wanting to tighten the muscles (repair a muscle separation), then yes, a tummy tuck is your only answer. A panniculectomy would address loose skin. Diet and exercise always helps, but it won't help a separated muscle or excessive, loose skin.

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My sister has a skin tag on her nipple after a pregnancy it's small how can she get rid of it?

My sister has a skin tag on her nipple after a pregnancy it's small how can she get rid of it?

Cut it off: She can see a doctor who can numb it up and cut it off. An old time remedy would be tying a piece of thread around it tired as tight as possibles and wait till it dies and falls off.

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Is saggy skin an inevitable byproduct of remarkable weight loss (100+ lbs)? If so, are there any non-surgical ways to prevent this?

Is saggy skin an inevitable byproduct of remarkable weight loss (100+ lbs)? If so, are there any non-surgical ways to prevent this?

Redundant skin: Extreme weight loss can be accompanied by folds of excess skin. Sometimes it is under the neck, sometimes in the lower abdomen, sometimes in the chest, thighs, under the arms. It may depend on a variety of factors including amount weight loss, exercise habits, age, smoking, sun exposure, pattern of fat distribution. Imagine a rubber band stretched out for years, it looses some of its elasticity.

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What could cause a child to get head lice a few months after getting rid of it?

What could cause a child to get head lice a few months after getting rid of it?

Re-exposure...: Of course, some of the commercial and even prescription pediculocides (lice medicines) require 2 separate applications given about a week apart. Just make sure to follow your doctor's directions or the directions on the bottle, and remind your little one to not share caps/hats/bandanas or combs/brushes with other children.

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What's the best treatment to get rid of abdominal skin itching?

What's the best treatment to get rid of abdominal skin itching?

Find the cause first: You can control the itch with daily non-sedating antihistamines tablets. If the regular dose doesn't help. Fexofenadine, Loratadine and Cetirizine have been studied upto twice a day to control severe hives. Using a topical cream with 1% Hydrocortisone may also help. Use cetaphil lotion as a bathing "soap". Do not use any other soaps, creams or lotions. If this doesn't help see your primary doctor.

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I have dark skin and I started shaving the hairs under my stomach &i have darkspots &ingrown hairs how can I get rid of them without lazor treatment?

I have dark skin and I started shaving the hairs under my stomach &i have darkspots &ingrown hairs how can I get rid of them without lazor treatment?

Clean, dry, no sun: Keep it clean, dry, and out of the sun. If you want them permanently removed then laser hair removal is the only way. NAIR treatment can dissolve the hair, but is not permanent.

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I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? Mine is sensitive skin

I got small holes on a part of my face left over by pimples, how to get rid of them naturally without any laser treatment? Mine is sensitive skin

No good way.: The pitted scars would be hard to get rid of. Chemical peeling, laser all have been tried with limited success. No Rx cream would work either. Let your skin repair itself.