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How long does it take for a tummy tuck to heal?

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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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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How long does it take to heal the belly button after an abdominoplasty?

How long does it take to heal the belly button after an abdominoplasty?

Depends: In general, the surgical incision around the belly button should heal in the same time frame as your abdominoplasty incision. However, occasionally, the belly button can take a few weeks longer because of the effects the surgery has on its blood supply. Many belly buttons will bruise and have some scabby healing after surgery, but should generally be healed by 2-4 weeks. ...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 ?

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

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

3-6 weeks: I typically recommend that patients take off 1-2 weeks from work depending upon their line of work. They then ease into activities during weeks 3-4 and work up to full activities by week 6. These are general guidelines. As every person is different, i recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who can assess you as an individual and determine what your recovery will likely be. ...Read more

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