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How long do you have to wait after giving birth to get a tummy tuck?

How long do you have to wait after giving birth to get a tummy tuck?

6 months: Returning close to a pre-pregnancy and maintainable weight is important before undergoing a tummy tuck. Some women bounce back quickly in this area after a pregnancy and others take longer. My average weighting period is six months after birth but this is a general guideline only. Good luck with the new baby! ...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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Realistically , if I've had SmartLipo and not liking the results, how long must I wait to get Lipo or Tummy tuck ?

Realistically , if I've had SmartLipo and not liking the results, how long must I wait to get Lipo or Tummy tuck ?

At least 6 months...: To repeat surgery of same or similar nature at same or nearby site should done at least 6 months or longer until the healing of the tissues operated upon matures & become soft. Besides, before embarking upon surgery for shaping body for obesity, the patients should counseled for realistic doable weight loss program and expectation. Surgery of this nature alone would not suffice for weight control. ...Read more

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I have a small hernia in my tummy after giving birth and get really bad pains now and then...Will i need surgery to remove it? I wanna have more kids?

I have a small hernia in my tummy after giving birth and get really bad pains now and then...Will i need surgery to remove it? I wanna have more kids?

Probably: Any hernia is capable of incarcerating(getting stuck) then going on to infarcting(dying). For these reason you should see a general surgeon and see if your pains are related to the hernia. Even so, probably shold consider having surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 31 yr old f, bm is always hard & similar to giving birth. Before bm, i get sharp pains on left side of abdomen that stop me in my tracks in tears.?

I'm 31 yr old f, bm is always hard & similar to giving birth. Before bm, i get sharp pains on left side of abdomen that stop me in my tracks in tears.?

Chronic constipation: This is not normal and certainly does not sound comfortable. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a nice gentle over the counter treatment you can try. You may consider seeing a GI doctor too to help improve your bowel function. Dr. Andrew shea is in your area near keller and he is excellent. ...Read more

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After giving birth to my 2nd child, during my period I get severe cramping lower abdominal and worse pain on front thighs feels same as labor normal?

After giving birth to my 2nd child, during my period I get severe cramping lower abdominal and worse pain on front thighs feels same as labor normal?

Endometriosis: The pain you describe, with radiation to the thighs is very typical of endometriosis. The pain from endometriosis commonly begins in the pelvis and increases with the menstrual period and it is not uncommon for the symptoms to be worse after a delivery. If you had cesarean deliveries you are even more likely to develope endometriosis. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait until i'm all the way to my goal weight for a tummy tuck? I'm about 30 pounds from my goal weight after a large weightloss. Can i get a tummy tuck now, or do I have to get to goal first? .

Do I have to wait until i'm all the way to my goal weight for a tummy tuck? I'm about 30 pounds from my goal weight after a large weightloss. Can i get a tummy tuck now, or do I have to get to goal first?

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You : You can get a tummy tuck now, but why not wait until you reach and maintain your goal. The payoff is that your long-term result is even better because the starting point is your new improved figure, and it just gets better. ...Read more

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How long after having a baby can I get a tummy tuck & implants?

How long after having a baby can I get a tummy tuck & implants?

One year: It is best to give your abdomen a year to recuperate, and you should have stopped breast feeding at least three months before any breast surgery. ...Read more

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Can i lift things after having a mini tummy tuck? I have a small daughter—how long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before i can pick her up? .

Can i lift things after having a mini tummy tuck? I have a small daughter—how long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before i can pick her up?

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Two weeks: Straining activities such as lifting will increase your blood pressure and may open up a bleeder and cause a hematoma . You may sit down and have your child on your lap but no lifting for the most critical few days. ...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 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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After giving birth to our first babay, with operation. My wife's belly get fat... Plz help us out, how to be like before?

After giving birth to our first babay, with operation. My wife's belly get fat... Plz help us out, how to be like before?

????: One, you should be thankful that your wife is okay after an operation and giving birth to your first child. Second, your priority should be your child and your wife, not your wife's belly fat. She can try diet and exercise, but mostly, she needs your support of a loving husband. Stop focusing on her "fat" and focus on how much she means in your life. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of excess skin and wrinkles on my stomach after giving birth?

How do I get rid of excess skin and wrinkles on my stomach after giving birth?

Probably surgery: Although some lasers, ultrasound or radio frequency devices may claim to tighten skin, they are likely to achieve only modest improvements (2-3 on a scale of 1 to 10). Surgery is likely your best option for anything other than mild laxity and the length of the scar will depend on the extent of the laxity and can extend all the way around your body if necessary. ...Read more

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Why is my tummy rock hard still 2yrs after giving birth i workout i still look pg i'm not pg my tubes r tied & my period is irregular what could it b?

Why is my tummy rock hard still 2yrs after giving birth i workout i still look pg i'm not pg my tubes r tied & my period is irregular what could it b?

Tough to say: It could be due to weight gain from pregnancy. I usually hear about soft, fuller stomachs after pregnancy. Visiting with a plastic surgeon would help educate you on the cause. ...Read more

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