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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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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 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 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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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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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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Is it normal to feel bloated after a tummy tuck and a liposuction?

Is it normal to feel bloated after a tummy tuck and a liposuction?

Yes: The boated feeling following a tummy is usually the result of several things: 1. Tightening of the abdominal wall (which then makes any bloating more noticeable) 2. Side effects of medications given around the time of surgery 3. Hormonal changes associated with the trauma of the surgery itself. The good news is that most bloating resolves quickly and has no untoward effects on your result. ...Read more

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What causes a hard lump after tummy tuck?

What causes a hard lump after tummy tuck?

Many Causes: There are many reasons why patients may have a “hard lump” after tummy tuck surgery. Physical examination will be key when making a diagnosis; your plastic surgeon will be your best resource. Some common causes include abnormal scarring, suture reaction, fat necrosis... ...Read more

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Can i climb stairs after a tummy tuck? How soon after a tummy tuck will i be able to climb the stairs to my house? .

Today : Today most plastic surgeons encourage early ambulation with the tummy tuck procedure. We ceratinly advise our patients to walk around the house upon discharge and if they desire, they may go up and down stairs (with assistance initially) cautiously and slowly. It is important to limit the actual abdominal muscle activity after this surgery for at least several days and sleeping in a recliner (easy to get in and out of) is recommended to our patients. ...Read more

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