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How bad is the scar after getting a tummy tuck?

How bad is the scar after getting a tummy tuck?

Variable: We strive for that fine line scar that fades away but unfortunately can't control all aspects of healing. For the majority of patients the scar is a good trade off for the excess skin and stretch marks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located? .

How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located?

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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 more

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What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck and lipo?

What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck and lipo?

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 more

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Is it possible to get stretch marks from having a tummy tuck procedure?

Is it possible to get stretch marks from having a tummy tuck procedure?

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 more

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What is the recovery time before i can travel after a tummy tuck?

What is the recovery time before i can travel after a tummy tuck?

Depends...: If you are talking about traveling to a remote area (without access to good health care, ) i would wait a month or two until you are in less potential need of it. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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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?

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: The place for a mini tummy tuck scar is the same s for a full tummy tuck just a bit shorter. If you don't have too much skin excess you myay discuss liposuction with your plastic surgeon instead of. Mini tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a major surgery and how much do it cost?

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 more

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Is it normal to feel bloated after a tummy tuck and a liposuction?

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 more

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Is it difficult to get the "dog ears" from my tummy tuck scar removed?

Could be: Small dog ears are usually easy to deal with and revise. Larger dog ears could mean that your surgery needs to be extended far beyond the hips and into the back. Discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a droopy belly after a hysterectomy?

How to get rid of a droopy belly after a hysterectomy?

Abdominoplasty: You can try exercise, weight management, abdominoplasty or liposuction depending on what is causing your problem. Hysterectomy doesn't change your body configuration except for incisions and related scars. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Around how many hours is a tummy tuck surgery?

Skin-to-skin=>: 1:15- 2:15 anesthesia adds about fifteen min on each end, and the prep,etc another10. The time is usually relatively unimportant at your age ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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How to get rid of saggy tummy skin after having a baby?

How to get rid of saggy tummy skin after having a baby?

Exercise: If exercise and weight-loss is not enough , there are ways to "tighten" the skin by a variety of procedures. Consult with a Dermatologist or Plastic surgeon ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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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? .

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?

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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 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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Dr. Otto Placik
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more