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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area.

I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. ...Read more

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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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What is a tummy tuck?

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy. This is not a substitute for weight loss and is very common to fix a woman's (or man's) "muffin top" or the appearance of the waist after finishing having children. ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck work?

Can the tummy tuck work?

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 more

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How does a tummy tuck work?

How does a tummy tuck work?

Skin Fat Muscle More: This is a complex combination of procedures which requires analysis of the problematic anatomic components of your skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle diastasis, postural condition, muscle tone, boney skeleton, and overall health as a surgical candidate. There. ...Read more

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How long does a tummy tuck last?

How long does a tummy tuck last?

A long time: Wirhout major weight fluctuations or pregnancies, your abdomen should remain firm and tight until you are old enough to not care about your abdomen :). ...Read more

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Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs and buttocks in addition to tightening the belly. ...Read more

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What is involved with tummy tuck?

What is involved with tummy tuck?

Several things: Abdominoplasty is done to tighten the muscles of the abdomen, which have usually been stretched by pregnancy or massive weight gain, and to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal wall. It is a big operation with a long incision just above the pubic hair that extends from hipbone to hipbone. You should make sure you are done having children before considering this operation. ...Read more

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Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

No: It's a compression garment. It hides fat while you're wearing it. The minute you take it off everything is the same. It will not alter the appearance of your abdomen at all. ...Read more

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How long does the tummy tuck take?

How long does the tummy tuck take?

2-4 hours: Depending upon the work needed to create the result you are looking for, a standard tummy tuck usually takes me 3-4 hours. I usually include some liposuction. I also hand sew everything (i.e. Avoid the use of internal or external staples). This time includes the time that it takes to put you to sleep and the time it takes to wake you from anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can I have a tummy tuck on the nhs?

Can I have a tummy tuck on the nhs?

Probably not: Although health care coverage is always changing, a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck is unlikely to be covered. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck?

Tummy Tuck: Weight loss, pregnancy and genetics are all factors that can cause the tummy to develop loose, sagging skin and a bulging appearance. The tummy tuck procedure removes excess loose skin, creates a slimmer waist, and tightens underlying abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?

Will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?

Not usually: For the most part this is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure and is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Not likely: In all probability, all this belt does is help to make you more self conscious of the core muscles by promoting abdominal muscle tone which have secondary benefits of I proving your abdominal appearance without reducing loose skin. ...Read more

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How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

Age is not factor: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done to repair muscle defects or weakness and to remove lax, excess skin. Age not as important as the skin and patient history. Young people have more elasticity, therefore less excess skin. Following final pregnancy is a common time to begin to think about it. Tucks (witch hazel) are not for weight loss, and are a serious surgical undertaking. ...Read more

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What can I do instead of a tummy tuck?

What can I do instead of a tummy tuck?

Can't determine...: ...without exam, but weight management thru varied exercise and lo-carb diet is always a good idea and suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction) may have a place. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a tummy tuck?

Very safe: In expert hands this is an hour and a half to two hour operation that gives a very long lasting improvement in the function and appearance of the abdomen. Studies show that many cases of low back pain are markedly improved after repositioning of the rectus abdominis muscles which are typically splayed after pregnancy or weight gain. ...Read more

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Will getting a tummy tuck remove all fat?

Will getting a tummy tuck remove all fat?

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.
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Are there any alternatives to tummy tuck?

Are there any alternatives to tummy tuck?

Depends…: What operation, if any, will help you achieve your goals will depend on your physical examinations and your personal goals. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss the your concerns, goals, options, as well as pros/cons/risks/complications associated with each option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Who makes a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Who makes a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Several things: The ideal candidate for a tummy tuck is a person who meets the following criteria:

1) good overall health
2) at their ideal stable body weight
3) has completed childbearing
4) has loose skin, or muscle stretch as a result of pregnancy or weight changes
5) does not smoke
6) is willing to commit to the lifestyle changes to maintain their new shape
7) has family support to assist with recovery. ...Read more

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Can you use the tummy tuck belt on your butt?

Can you use the tummy tuck belt on your butt?

Sure: But it won't do anything other than compress your butt. ...Read more

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What should I know about getting a tummy tuck?

What should I know about getting a tummy tuck?

Choose well: The key to having good results is to start with a healthy patient and for you to choose a competent surgeon. A consultation will enlighten you regarding the benefits and risks.
Likewise, you should be aware of the care after surgery that will require you to limit activities for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Help please! Is getting a tummy tuck worth it?

Yes: The tummy tuck can help flatten a tummy in ways that diet and exercise cannot. It is not a cure for obesity, but a cure for the overstretched abdomen that is loose and sagging after childbirth or weight loss. Most patients find the procedure and recovery worth it. Being well informed it the first step, consult a board certified plastic surgeon near you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tummy tuck to heal?

2-8 weeks: 2 weeks for most to return to a desk job. 8 weeks to resume all strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How is a tummy tuck done, and what is the cost?

How is a tummy tuck done, and what is the cost?

Tummy Tuck: In most cases, an incision is made near the pubic hair line that stretches from hip bone to hip bone. For optimal concealment, this incision is placed beneath the bikini line, so that the resulting scar is well-hidden by swimwear and undergarments. Cost varies per surgeon and the area you live in. ...Read more

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What should I know before getting a tummy tuck?

Alot.: Choose your plastic surgeon carefully, learn about the procedure and its indications, learn about the potential risk/complications associated with the procedure, and make sure you have a significant amount of time/help available to recover after the procedure is performed. Don't underestimate the extent of, and the time needed for recovery after the procedure. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait to travel after a tummy tuck?

Probably: Tummy tuck is a major surgical operation. You'll want to be nearby your surgeon. Also, you'll probably be sore for a few weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How is a pannectomy and a tummy tuck different?

How is a pannectomy and a tummy tuck different?

Not always: These are general two different procedures performed for different indications. A panniculectomy is often performed for massive weight loss or obesity and essentially consists of skin removal withnthe attached fat. This can require several hours snfd require hospitalization which may dramatically increase the costs. A tummy tuck is generally cosmetic and these prepay rates are generally lower. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about getting a tummy tuck?

What can you tell me about getting a tummy tuck?

Understand options: The best procedure depends on several factors. Liposuction only removes fat and it depends on intact elastic skin and good underlying musculature to achieve a satisfactory outcome. A mini tumy tuck will treat lax skin or scar as well as widened muscles below the belly button. If you have either of the latter conditions, a mini tummy tuck may be a better option for you. See this video to understand ...Read more