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Non Surgical Tummy Tuck For Loose Skin After Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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Yes, but...: Tummy tuck surgery is possible after previous abdominal operations, but whether a specific patient is a good candidate will depend on many factors. The length, location, and length of time since previous surgery all will play a role. There are certain maneuvers that can be utilized to help prevent complications associated with decreased blood flow, which is the main consideration involved here. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Any recommendations to tighten loose abdominal skin non surgically? Left with a bit of a "sag" after my lovely c section
I can not offer...: ...much encouragement here. Clearly the definitive treatment for sagging abdominal fat/skin or panniculus is surgical. Unfortunately, this area of skin stretch and fat deposition is quite resistant to mobilization by diet and exercise. Abdominal strengthening exercises seem to have much more effect on the upper abdominal musculature. Carefully consider the pros/cons/risks/costs of surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are drains used after a tummy tuck? Are drains used after a tummy tuck, and if so, for how long?
Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Will a mini tummy tuck restore my belly after pregnancy? My belly is a droopy, stretched-out mess after having my son. Will a mini tummy tuck restore it to its former glory?
It : It all depends on where the laxity is and how far up your abdomen the loose tissue extends.If the excess tissue is well above your navel then you have to undermine all the way up north to get it to come down and smooth out.So how much and how up the excess occurs determines this.www.beautyby brueck.Com. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Upper vs. Lower: A mini-tummy tuck will not address looseness of the upper abdomen, only the skin below the belly button. It is still surgery, usually done with general anesthesia, so it should not be thought of as a less invasive procedure. There are still surgical risks which is why you should make sure to discuss this, or any plastic surgery procedure, with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more
Everyone varies: 5 percent of my patients will tell me it was the worst experience of their lives and took weeks to recover and 5 percent will say they were dancing the next night. 90 percent are somewhere in between. Since we don't cut muscles it usually hurts less than common operations like c-sections which do. Desk jobs can usually be back in one week but no sit-ups for 6 weeks. Strenuous jobs take longer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?
MR with TT by GS??: Interesting question! A Full Tummy Tuck (TT) usually has correction of the diastasis recti separation (MR). But it is NOT aways done. This is a question each patient needs to ask/discuss with their PLASTIC SURGEON before doing the operation. It is called In formed Consent. The next issue of a General Surgeon preforming a TT is not whether the GS is able but one of liability. If something went - ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Considering a full body lift. Lost 100 pounds, have excess skin. Will I look aesthetically pleasing after the surgery?
Unlikely: I have not heard of or seen stretch marks resulting from a tummy tuck. However, some of the stretch marks that were present before the tummy tuck may still be there afterwards but in a different location. Most of the time this improves the appearance or makes the marks smaller because much of the involved skin is removed. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
When a suture knot is visible below the skin several months after abdominal surgery are there any non surgical methods to make it less visible?
ASK or SEE Surgeon: Suture material can be absorbable or not absorbable. Absorbable suture is usually 'taken up by the body' in the matter of weeks to months. You may just have to wait a little longer. Of course non -absorbable suture will always be there (holding things together) , sorry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breasts: Please make an appointment to go to the nearest facility that will help you with your bra. Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more
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