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How Bad Is The Scar After Getting A Tummy Tuck
How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located?
Depends: more on your particular skin physiology than anything else. Any ASPS or ASAPS plastic surgeon will give it the best chance to look good by one of the proper techniques. Usually it is hidden by underwear/ bikini and you can have a say in its exact placement. Scars never really disappear but are often cannily-enough placed to not be a problem. Usually similar top C-section scar, but longer. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Everyone varies: 5 percent of my patients will tell me it was the worst experience of their lives and took weeks to recover and 5 percent will say they were dancing the next night. 90 percent are somewhere in between. Since we don't cut muscles it usually hurts less than common operations like c-sections which do. Desk jobs can usually be back in one week but no sit-ups for 6 weeks. Strenuous jobs take longer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Unlikely: I have not heard of or seen stretch marks resulting from a tummy tuck. However, some of the stretch marks that were present before the tummy tuck may still be there afterwards but in a different location. Most of the time this improves the appearance or makes the marks smaller because much of the involved skin is removed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Does a mini tummy tuck leave a scar? I have a small pocket of fat on my lower abs, and i was thinking of getting a mini tummy tuck. However, will it leave a noticeable scar?
Yes: A tummy tuck, like most plastic surgery is still major surgery. But there are different grades of "major" surgery. Heart surgery or a transplant is much traumatic to your body then a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. A mini usually is a smaller incision with less tissue removal +/- tightening of the muscle. It can be done in 1-2 hrs. Cost varies in the $4000-$1000 range depending on location. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will I have a visible scar after a mini tummy tuck? I want to be able to wear bikinis after my mini tummy tuck. What kind of scarring can I expect, and will it be visible?
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that i get a tummy tuck, but i am
incision: Incision for a tummy tuck procedure generally goes from hip to hip within the waistline, and is generally well hidden underneath clothing and even a bathing suit. There is a another incision around the bellybutton which also can be well hidden and inconspicuous. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck? I don't know if i need a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. What are the differences?
Although : Although the two procedures have a similar name, they differ in the amount of skin removed, the amount of muscle work performed, and the final incisional scar. The mini tummy tuck treats the minor pouching out of the lower belly caused by stretching of the lower abdominal muscles. It is primarily a muscle tightening procedure. The tummy tuck treats two conditions: a muscle separation above and below the belly button; and excessive or loose skin in the belly. It is really two operations, a muscle repair and a skin excision. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Will a mini tummy tuck ruin my tattoo? I have an elaborate and colorful tattoo that runs along the side of my abdomen. If i get a mini tummy tuck, will the tattoo be affected?
How much is a mini tummy tuck? I really want to get a mini tummy tuck, but am not sure i can afford it. What is the average cost?
Cost of Tummy Tuck: Each office / surgeon differs with how pricing is determined depending on if surgery is performed in an office setting vs. Hospital setting, surgeons experience, nurse anesthetist vs. Md., etc. I have pricing ranges on my website and i believe others do as well. Ultimately, pricing will depend on your physical examination and exactly what needs to be performed and who performs your surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Does a tummy tuck tighten the muscles, or just take care of the skin and fat? When i get a tummy tuck, will the surgeon do anything with my stomach muscles, or is it just removing fat and droopy skin?
Most : Most women that need a tummy tuck have a need to tighten the muscle wall. The laxity that is corrected was caused by pregnancy or weight gain. A standard tummy tuck includes the tightening of the muscle wall (fascia plication), excess skin removal, and reinsertion of the belly button. Best wishes dr. Peterson. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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