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Seroma after mini tummy tuck. I'm away on vacation. What should I do?

Seroma after mini tummy tuck. I'm away on vacation. What should I do?

Seromas are annoying: If you can see your doctor in a few days its ok to wait... If not, you will need to find a local surgeon to remove the fluid. The liquid in a seroma is slowing down your healing by preventing the skin from adhering to the underlying muscles so you should get it taken care of soon. ...Read more

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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 two months ago. I just had my drain placed again. I have had my seroma drained three times. It is persistent, any suggestions?

Recurring seroma: Can be quite a nuisance as you are experiencing. Advice cannot be given over the internet and i would suggest staying with your surgeon and know what happens if this second drain doesn't do the trick. If your surgeon is clueless, the suggest getting a second opinion in your community. ...Read more

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I am post op tummy tuck and need advice about seroma?

I am post op tummy tuck and need advice about seroma?

Fluid collection: This is not uncommon and can usually be treated with repeated aspiration and pressure with activity limitation. Occasionally a drain may be placed. Surgery for treatment is rarely needed. ...Read more

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After having revision of a tummy tuck , can fluid accumulate in the area ?

After having revision of a tummy tuck , can fluid accumulate in the area ?

Setomas : Following any type of skin-based procedure that extends to the tissue below the skin, fluid collections or seromas can form. This risk is increased with revision surgery because the initial procedure causes damage to lymphatic channels that normally move fluid away from a wound. Techniques to prevent them include pressure (compression garment) or a drain placed be lot the wound that can be removed. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wait after my tummy tuck before i can go travelling?

For what length of time do I have to wait after my tummy tuck before i can go travelling?

Miminum 2 weeks: A tummy tuck is a big operation that can have complications... You need to be close to your surgeon in case there are any problems. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to wear right after tummy tuck surgery?

What's the best thing to wear right after tummy tuck surgery?

A pressure garment: A good pressure garment will help control the swelling and give you support. Your surgeon will usually recommend a garment or include it as part of your procedure. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen stomach 8 months after a tummy tuck?

Is it normal to have a swollen stomach 8 months after a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck swelling: Swelling after a tummy tuck may persist for 9 months or more. However, other treatable causes of fluid collection include the possibility of a seroma. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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