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How To Reduce Belly Fat Post Laparoscopic Surgery
Cut calories: To lose weight , you have to cut calories and avoid eating specific foods that are known to interfere with weight loss. Fructose and hight fructose corn syrup are big offenders. Some people have wheat or dairy intolerance and they need to avoid these item from the diet. There is not magic pill to weight loss. Appetite control can be gotten with neurotransmitter balance. www.neurosciencemyths.com. ...Read more
Depends: Open or laparoscopic surgery? Gas from laparoscopic surgery, even though it is removed, leaves a full bloated feeling & resolves in a few days. If open surgery then eat small light foods, more liquids than sold foods, minimize narcotic pain medications, take a mild laxative if constipated. Walk around more. Try warm heat on the abdomen. ...Read more
Ask Surgeon...: Given that you have had surgery relatively recently, your plastic surgeon will be your best guide when it comes to returning to specific exercise/activities. Generally speaking, a gradual ('listen to your body") return to cardiovascular/weightlifting/flexibility exercises along with a careful attention to healthy diet, will help you achieve/maintain the best long-term results possible. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Improvement likely: most lapraroscopy scars heal almost imperceptibly, but if in your case your scars did not heal well, a plastic surgeon can likely greatly improve the scar appearance. It is important to realize however that you will likely always have some sort of scar there, but in general the line fades to almost nothing over a bout a year. ...Read more
No Medications!: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult: When ever there is a scar , what ever the reason , surgery , or infections adhesions will form even from a tinny scar , can't be prevented but could be minimized , by tension free closure , minimum dissections , if possible retroperitoneial ( out side ) approach, leaving with minimum blood ; secretions inside peritonaeum. Best prevention is if possible avoiding surgery. ...Read more
As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?
Core muscles buildup: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. Start with aerobic workouts like treadmill or elliptical. At the gym, there will specific machines which support your back while you exercise your core muscles. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No good way: Doctors have tried for years to discover a way to prevent adhesions (scar tissue) in the abdomen because there can be many long term problems from them. There is no magic bullet. The main goal is for the operating surgeon to minimize trauma to the tissues, avoid inflammation, etc. Still, the majority of adhesions will not cause problems. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2672996/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will i need to deal with my navel hernia before a panniculectomy? I'm considering a panniculectomy to remove some loose skin and fat from recent weight loss, however, I have a navel hernia. Can the doctor performing the tummy tuck also fix my hernia?
How can i help myself recover quickly from abdominal surgery (laparoscopy), reduce referred pain from CO2 gas and reduce pain from incisional wounds?
Walking: will help recue abdominal gas.Certainly consult with your surgeon so that he/she is aware of your issues. ...Read more
Lifting aft surgery: Need to takes easy. Returning to weight lifting soon after abdominal surgery not a smart choice. I am sure you have a follow up within week or two with the surgeon. I would recommend not to lift until you see him or he clears you to go back to lifting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: The only way to fix a hernia is with an operation. Support garments of various types may give some symptom relief, but do nothing for the underlying cause of the symptoms, and do nothing to prevent it from getting worse. See a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can plastic surgeon remove rejected hernia mesh n tighten muscles while removing fat/skin. Will it help fix my hernia rejection pain what about ins.
Not likely: Honestly most surgeons will avoid touching anything that they didn't surgically place if they can. And since most plastic surgeon's don't do hernia repairs(mostly the realm of general surgeons), they are unlikely to address possible mesh issues, while completing a panniculectomy or some variant of one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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