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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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What do they do with the excess skin after a tummy tuck?

What do they do with the excess skin after a tummy tuck?

Dispose or other use: In the vast majority of instances the tissues are discarded as medical waste and incinerated. On occasion the tissues may be used in the same individual as a pedicled flap as seen in the tram flap procedure for breast reconstruction. The component tissues can be used as a skin graft or the fat can be harvested and used for breast or buttock augmentation. ...Read more

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Should I have a tummy tuck for the minimal stretched skin?

Should I have a tummy tuck for the minimal stretched skin?

Min. In who's eyes?: It all depends what is your concern about the minimal stretching. What do you want to achieve? Can you live with a scar to accomplish this? Mini tummy tuck is an option. Brignonimd.Com. ...Read more

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Is skin removed during a tummy tuck? Will some of my actual skin be removed during a tummy tuck, or is the fat just sucked out? .

Is skin removed during a tummy tuck? Will some of my actual skin be removed during a tummy tuck, or is the fat just sucked out?

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A : A tummy tuck includes removing excess skin from the lower abdomen. The are three components to a tummy tuck, skin removal, muscle tightening and removal of fat primarily located beneath the skin which is removed. Liposuction selectively removes fat from between the skin and the muscle, but does not remove skin or tighten muscle. More information is available on drmele.Com and the links below. ...Read more

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Are there really surgeons willing to perform a complete tummy tuck probono? Can I really donate my skin?

Are there really surgeons willing to perform a complete tummy tuck probono?  Can I really donate my skin?

You can find: anything you look hard enough for. The question is would you want to? There isn't a critical-enough shortage of skin for that to happen and the freebie wouldn't be given for the donation anyway. Most skin is harvested post-mortem. If price is an issue your best bet is to be referred through ASPS or ASAPS ...Read more

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What happens if your skin is pulled too tight during a tummy tuck?

What happens if your skin is pulled too tight during a tummy tuck?

Too tight tummy: Pulling the skin too tight can cause a few different problems. The most concerning issue is compromising the blood supply in the central area below the umbilicus and just above the incision. This can lead to problems healing with tissue death or wound separation or a widened scar. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Understand options: The best procedure depends on several factors. Liposuction only removes fat and it depends on intact elastic skin and good underlying musculature to achieve a satisfactory outcome. A mini tumy tuck will treat lax skin or scar as well as widened muscles below the belly button. If you have either of the latter conditions, a mini tummy tuck may be a better option for you. See this video to understand ...Read more

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How does a body lift differ from a tummy tuck? Most of my sagging skin is around my belly area. Do i need a body lift or a tummy tuck, and how do they differ? .

body lift: A body lift is generally used for patients who have had massive weight loss such as patients who have had gastric bypass surgery. These patients have sagging skin all the way around the trunk including buttocks, thighs, abdomen and back. Abdominoplasty only treats the abdomen. ...Read more

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What makes a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? Recently, i lost some weight. I was not huge to begin with, but i definitely have some loose skin especially around my belly. My current height is 5'6" and my weight is 135 pounds. Are they within range f

What makes a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? Recently, i lost some weight. I was not huge to begin with, but i definitely have some loose skin especially around my belly. My current height is 5'6" and my weight is 135 pounds. Are they within range f

Rare Patient: Generally, the mini tummy tuck is anĀ  operation thatĀ  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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Will a tummy tuck help me get rid of stretch marks and loose skin?

Yes: Your stretch marks and loose skin will be removed if they are are in the part of your abdominal skin that is removed as part of your tummy tuck. Typically this is the skin between your belly buttom and pubic area. ...Read more

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I developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

I developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

Picture needed: will need images to better assess the "rash" have you been seen by a physician for this? it should be monitored if you have concerns and definitely if it is changing . ...Read more

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I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago. I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago.  I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

See your doc: If you are having great pain 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy, and have skin necrosis under your belly button someone needs to see you and do an exam to see what is going on. I would want to make sure you didn't have a serious infection or an incision problem. ...Read more

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Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Slim Lipo: Will induce skin shrinkage. 877.377.4786 info@drsisto.Com website up this wk: drsisto.Com. ...Read more

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