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Should I continue to do crunches even after my tummy tuck?

Should I continue to do crunches even after my tummy tuck?

Ask Surgeon: 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 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 (witch hazel)?

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

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) 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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Will I have a flat belly if i get a mini tummy tuck? Will a mini tummy tuck give me a perfectly flat belly without having to do crunches? .

Will I have a flat belly if i get a mini tummy tuck? Will a mini tummy tuck give me a perfectly flat belly without having to do crunches?

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Lower abdomen: A mini tummy tuck involves a short incision, less skin removal and muscle tightening below the belly button. Almost all patients who have had a pregnancy require a full tummy tuck. It really depends on the characteristics of your abdomen. ...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 (witch hazel) 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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When can I continue to use adipex after my tummy tuck surgery?

When can I continue to use adipex after my tummy tuck surgery?

Serious stuff!: Adipex (which is what i presume you mean) is also known as phentermine. Even though it is a relatively common medication used for appetite suppression, it is a serious drug with serious, mainly cardiac, side effects. It should not be taken without being under the immediate supervision of a physician. This soon after surgery is no time to go on a diet when your body desperately needs protein. ...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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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck?

Tummy Tuck: Weight loss, pregnancy and genetics are all factors that can cause the tummy to develop loose, sagging skin and a bulging appearance. The tummy tuck procedure removes excess loose skin, creates a slimmer waist, and tightens underlying abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?

Will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?

Not usually: For the most part this is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure and is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Not likely: In all probability, all this belt does is help to make you more self conscious of the core muscles by promoting abdominal muscle tone which have secondary benefits of i proving your abdominal appearance without reducing loose skin. ...Read more

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