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Is it worth getting a tummy tuck? I don't need much done

Is it worth getting a tummy tuck? I don't need much done

Tummy tuck: The answer is not always based upon how much needs to be performed, as much as what needs to be addressed. Liposuction sculpts the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits, however, it does not address loose skin. A tummy tuck removes excess skin that overhangs or is stretched and fat located in the abdominal area, in addition to tightening loose abdominal muscles. ...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?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks 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 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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I had a tummy tuck almost 3 weeks ago and I have a lot of fluid built up in my stomach. Where can I get it drained? I had this procedure in the dominican republic. Everyone is telling me that no doctor will drain it here because i didn't have it done here

The : The name for fluid that builds up in the abdominal area after a tummy tuck is called a seroma. If not drained, not only can it cause discomfort, but it can become a chronic problem, where the the abdminal skin doesn't adhere to the abdominal wall. This is called a bursa, in the worst case scenario, a seroma can become infected, leading to abscess formation and tissue loss. This exemplifies one of the down-sides of seeking plastic surgery outside of your community. As well, your health insurance is unlikely to cover any costs related to this complication.Most surgeons would care for this as part of routine postoperative care, had they performed the original surgery, provided you were compliant with your instructions. I would suggest that you locate a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Be honest about what happened. You may need needle drainage or replacement of a drain. I am sure someone will help you, but please be prepared for additional expenses. ...Read more

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I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

Timing helps: Having your kids first, all of them, before such a cosmetic procedure is a wise consideration.The plan you list will allow you time to shed some pregnancy weight and obtain an outcome you are more likely to be happy with. ...Read more

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Help please! is getting a tummy tuck worth it?

Help please! is getting a tummy tuck worth it?

Yes: The tummy tuck can help flatten a tummy in ways that diet and exercise cannot. It is not a cure for obesity, but a cure for the overstretched abdomen that is loose and sagging after childbirth or weight loss. Most patients find the procedure and recovery worth it. Being well informed it the first step, consult a board certified plastic surgeon near you. ...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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