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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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What do you think about the tummy tuck belt? Do you think its safe to use?

What do you think about the tummy tuck belt? Do you think its safe to use?

Tummy tuck belt: It sounds too good to be true. I have seen the commercials but I do not understand how it works. Agents rubbed on the skin generally do not penetrate down to the fat layer. Heat by itself will not melt fat, if it did the spanx garment would be even more popular. ...Read more

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Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs and buttocks in addition to tightening the belly. ...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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Can you use the tummy tuck belt on your butt?

Can you use the tummy tuck belt on your butt?

Sure: But it won't do anything other than compress your butt. ...Read more

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Can I use the tummy tuck belt to burn fat on my butt?

Can I use the tummy tuck belt to burn fat on my butt?

Doubt it...: These things are not all that effective that I have seen. :). ...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 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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Is it safe to get a tummy tuck?

Is it safe to get a tummy tuck?

Usually...: The majority of complications that may occur with tummy tuck surgery occur within the first 2 weeks. These may include deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, infection, bleeding, and even death. Other types of complications such as superficial incision line healing problems ( wound healing problems) may occur during the first 2 months after the procedure is performed. ...Read more

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Should I get a tummy tuck after having a baby? Is that safe? Are there alternatives?

Should I get a tummy tuck after having a baby? Is that safe? Are there alternatives?

Comprehensive v fat: Whereas the abdominoplasty treats all components of the abdominal wall (skin, fat and muscle), liposuction only removes fat and does not address loose skin or separated muscles.
The procedure is generally safe but risks occur with all surgery and may depend on several factors which should be discussed at consultation ...Read more

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How safe is the mini tummy tuck surgery?

How safe is the mini tummy tuck surgery?

Safe for Most: A tummy tuck is a safe procedure for a healthy patient. There are other factors that are important such as having a fully trained plastic surgeon do your procedure and appropriate physicians overseeing your anesthesia and postoperative care. ...Read more

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Do you know about tummy tuck waist fat losing belt? Is it good to be used beside exercise ?

Do you know about tummy tuck waist fat losing belt? Is it good to be used beside exercise ?

Tummy tuck: Tummy tuck, liposuctionof waist area are surgeries done when you have excess hanging skin and fat deposits in the flank areas.
If the skin is taught and nooverhanging then, liposuction may improve the outcome. ...Read more

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It has been a week since i had a tummy tuck is it safe to masterbate?

Perhaps: Make sure our pain has resolved. If your orgasms are limited to gear the genital area you should be fine. ...Read more

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I have an open incision from a tummy tuck. Is it safe to have sex?

I have an open incision from a tummy tuck. Is it safe to have sex?

No.: No, you should wait till the wound heals. Talk to your surgeon as s/he will be able to better advise you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a lipo suction and tummy tuck being positive with h pylori?

Is it safe to have a  lipo suction and tummy tuck being positive with h pylori?

Shouldn't interfere: H. Pylori should not have an effect on the results of cosmetic surgery of the breast and tummy. Just make sure you take GI prophylaxis (medication to treat your stomach symptoms and heart burn). ...Read more

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How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

It can be.: Surgery varies in extent between patients. As long as the two operations are not quite extensive and the patient is healthy, doing them concurrently can be safe. It can make recovery a bit of a bigger deal though. :). ...Read more

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How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

Generally Safe: Yes, breast and tummy tuck surgery are frequently performed together. However, each patient's “situation” is evaluated individually, with emphasis placed on safety of having the combination procedures. Patient's medical condition and duration of surgery are considered. The safety record of the anesthesiologist and that of the fully accredited surgery facility should be asked about also. ...Read more

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What is a tummy tuck?

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy. This is not a substitute for weight loss and is very common to fix a woman's (or man's) "muffin top" or the appearance of the waist after finishing having children. ...Read more

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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?

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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What is involved with tummy tuck?

What is involved with tummy tuck?

Several things: Abdominoplasty is done to tighten the muscles of the abdomen, which have usually been stretched by pregnancy or massive weight gain, and to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal wall. It is a big operation with a long incision just above the pubic hair that extends from hipbone to hipbone. You should make sure you are done having children before considering this operation. ...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 I have a tummy tuck on the nhs?

Can I have a tummy tuck on the nhs?

Probably not: Although health care coverage is always changing, a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck is unlikely to be covered. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck?

Tummy Tuck: Weight loss, pregnancy and genetics are all factors that can cause the tummy to develop loose, sagging skin and a bulging appearance. The tummy tuck procedure removes excess loose skin, creates a slimmer waist, and tightens underlying abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?

Will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?

Not usually: For the most part this is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure and is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

Age is not factor: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done to repair muscle defects or weakness and to remove lax, excess skin. Age not as important as the skin and patient history. Young people have more elasticity, therefore less excess skin. Following final pregnancy is a common time to begin to think about it. Tucks (witch hazel) are not for weight loss, and are a serious surgical undertaking. ...Read more

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What can I do instead of a tummy tuck?

What can I do instead of a tummy tuck?

Can't determine...: ...without exam, but weight management thru varied exercise and lo-carb diet is always a good idea and suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction) may have a place. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a tummy tuck?

Very safe: In expert hands this is an hour and a half to two hour operation that gives a very long lasting improvement in the function and appearance of the abdomen. Studies show that many cases of low back pain are markedly improved after repositioning of the rectus abdominis muscles which are typically splayed after pregnancy or weight gain. ...Read more