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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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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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When will i be able to exercise after a mini tummy tuck? I can’t imagine going long without working out. How long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before going back to the gym? .

When will i be able to exercise after a mini tummy tuck? I can’t imagine going long without working out. How long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before going back to the gym?

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Depends: The timing of exercise after surgery depends on the actual procedure performed and the postoperative period. Generally speaking light exercise after 3-4 weeks, any strenous activity should not be for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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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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How long does the swelling last after a tummy tuck?

How long does the swelling last after a tummy tuck?

It depends: If you had liposuction with your tummy tuck, the swelling will be more pronounced and take longer to resolve. Most patients are about 80%-90% resolved by 4 weeks post-op. ...Read more

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Are drains used after a tummy tuck? Are drains used after a tummy tuck, and if so, for how long? .

Are drains used after a tummy tuck? Are drains used after a tummy tuck, and if so, for how long?

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Most do.: There is some variability when it comes to the use of drains after tummy tuck surgery. I personally do use drains and remove them when their “output” is low. This averages 1 to 2 weeks generally. ...Read more

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How long after a tummy tuck should you wait before having sex?

How long after a tummy tuck should you wait before having sex?

6 weeks: In general, most surgeons advise patients to wait 6 weeks after any major surgery before vigorous activity, including sex. Scars get about 80 % of their final strength at that time and are less likely to open up. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a tummy tuck? I'm going on vacation this summer, but want to have my tummy tuck before i wear a bikini. Will I have time to have the procedure before my vacation? Will there be visible swelling or bruising for more t

How long does it take to recover after a tummy tuck? I'm going on vacation this summer, but want to have my tummy tuck before i wear a bikini. Will I have time to have the procedure before my vacation? Will there be visible swelling or bruising for more t

Tummy recovery: Expect 2 - 3 months before enough swelling has gone down before your feel comfortable at the beach. Make sure you discuss with your surgeon the placement of the scar. I encourage my patients to bring me what swimwear they want to wear after their surgery so i can mark it on their body to keep the scar hidden under that level. ...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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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 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 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 long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

4-6 weeks: I usually recommend to my patients to go at least 4-6 weeks after a tummy tuck before any vigourous exercise or strenuous activity. After that, most patients report that they fully feel like themselves in about 2-3 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for recovery on a tummy tuck ?

Tummy Tuck Recovery: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty recovery can vary based on the size of the incision, the type of muscle plication and the amount of liposuction done with the procedure. It takes one year to see the final result(complete healing). After about six weeks you are back to exercise assuming no adverse events or complications. Drains are out at 2 weeks post op and you can resume some activity. ...Read more

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