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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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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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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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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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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. ...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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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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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 long should you work out every day after tummy tuck?

How long should you work out every day after tummy tuck?

Gradual return best: Exercise is typically started gradually after the first couple of weeks (for abdominal exercises). Walking, exercycle, and upper extremity lifting can begin in a bout 7-10 days. Best to gradually exert and not overdo. Tummy tuck will make most patients tire quickly, so not over-pushing exercise is usually recommended. Follow the instructions of your physician. ...Read more

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Will I be able to get time off from work to have a tummy tuck?

Hope so: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are major surgical procedures which take time to recover from. The quickest i've seen people get back to work after a full tummy tuck is probably 1 1/2 to 2 wks. The average time out of work is usually 3+ wks. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a tummy tuck at age 53. I have no health problems and work out 2 to 5 times per week.

How safe is it to have a tummy tuck at age 53. I have no health problems and work out  2 to 5 times per week.

Very Safe: While all surgical procedures have some risks, a 53y/o without any medical problems should not have any greater risk for surgery. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is almost always perfomed as an outpatient procedure. Follow up is at 24-48 hours and you often return to a desk type job within a week. My patients are usually back to full exercise within 4 weeks. ...Read more

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