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Should I Lose Some Tummy Weight Before Getting Navel Pierced
Losing weight: It's a great idea, if you can do it. Excess abdominal fat tissue does increase your risk of infection with any surgery, including piercing. And you will feel better about yourself. Go for it! ...Read more
Do i need to lose weight before i can have a mini tummy tuck? I’m about 40 lbs. Overweight. Do i need to lose weight before having a mini tummy tuck, or can I get one now?
After weight loss : If you do tummy tuck and then loss significant weight you will end up with loss abdominal skin . It is best that you follow up with a doctor specializing in medical weight loss . Some times medical weight may result in less lose skin reducing need for tummy tuck. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I'm obese lady with very fat tummy now i start loose weight by doing bicycle now please tell me where does skin of my tummy will go do I need tumytuck?
Great plan: Losing weight by exercising and eating wholesome unprocessed food( preferably 6 small meals a day) will allow you to change fat into energy and muscle. If you do some sit down exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles you will lose weight slowly and steadily and the skin will shrink down. No need for tummy tuck. ...Read more
Not usually: However if you have gained a significant amount of weight, you may be putting undue stress on your diastasis repair which could be associated with umbilical pain or you may have a hernia. I would discuss with your surgeon, you may need to perform diagnostic imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got a full tummy tuck and hernia repair and liposution 4 months ago and my belly still look 5 months pregnant what can I do to get a flat stomache.
How to: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches. ...Read more
Can't say, but: Weight loss is required to lose fat. You can't select what area the fat is lost from. So you are likely to lose some breast fat. ...Read more
I am 57 yo had umbilical hernia,surgery want to start working out to lose weight how long should i wait have not workout in over 20 yrs?
6 weeks: The surgeon that performed the hernia repair should provide individual recommendations for returning to activity after surgery. In our practice, we recommend 6 weeks of 10 lb weight lifting limitations with a gradual return to increased activity afterward. Especially after 20 years, you need to use caution when restarting an exercise program and would benefit from working with a licensed trainer. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Do cardiovascular exercises like the elliptical machine, stationary bike, or treadmill. Doing cardio burns fat and helps you lose weight all over your body. Abdominal exercise would help even more, but with your history I would limit how much strain you put on your abdominal wall. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have loose my weight greatly. Should i start to lift heavy weight as I am still little fatty or just wait to untill completely zero in my fat.
Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and you do not have to lift weights in order to lose weight. In fact, lifting weights generally builds muscle and that can actually add some weight. However, this isn't necessarily bad because you are replacing fat with muscle. Lifting weights can help tone your arms and legs as well which can help you look better. For pure weight loss, cario is fine. ...Read more
Im getting tummy aches then suddenly my belly looks 9 months pregnant from bloating. It is so uncomfortable, how do I help my poor tummy?
Go to the Doctor: This is extremely unusual. You need to be examined and probably have an ultrasound if not another kind of scan to determine what is causing the pain and the mass causing your belly to be big. ...Read more
Can an obese person have a successful butt lift? I recently lost over 120 pounds, and I am considering having a butt lift procedure to tighten up the loose skin around my buttocks. I still have about 80 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. Can I have t
Better to lose first: I always encourage patients to lose as much of their targeted weight loss as possible before surgery, and to maintain the weight loss for a bit prior to determining a surgical course of action. A lower BMI (body mass index) will not only lower surgical complication risk, but you will very likely get a ‘tighter’ surgical result for procedures like body lifts, butt lifts, and tummy tucks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi doc male with 220 lbs 6ft height have insicional hernia below belly button from 5yrs, not painful .What exercise should I take to loose weight :-)?
Doesn't matter: Your should limit calorie intake to 1200-1500/ day, stay hydrated, take a multivitamin, and do any exercise for at least 30' for at least 5 days per week. When in your target weight range, increase calories by 300 per say until weight is stable. Weigh yourself monthly, not daily or weekly. See a general surgeon for a consultation about your hernia to find out more about that. Good luck! ...Read more
Getting married in 6 months! I have to lose my baby weight before the wedding. Need some dieting tips?
Eat well/excercise: In virtually any situation, you will lose weight if your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake. In other words, eat less than you expend. It is still important to have a well balanced diet (ie no extreme caloric reduction). Seek advice from a nutritionist to evaluate your current diet and find areas of unnecessary caloric intake (ie no nutritional value) like chips! excercise! ...Read more
I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago. They put my belly button back. Is it normal for my belly button to keep getting infected ?
Cyst or suture: Although delayed healing of the umbilicus is very common, once healed it will usually stay closed. Prolonged wound drainage may be an indication of a cyst or suture abscess for infection of permanent sutures used to repair the diastasis. If this does not respond to a course of antibiotics, removal of the suture could be a simple solution to your problem. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
So stretch marks mean I will have loose skin if I choose to lose weight? I'm 215 lbs, 18 years old and 5'7. How many pounds overweight am I as well?
Stop thinking and...: ...start losing. The average 67-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 140 pounds. Estimate it by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+35=140). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 lbs per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 lbs of loss. ...Read more
After losing remaining belly fat from having children, I am left with loose skin around my belly botton. What can I do to get rid of it?
What makes a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck? Recently, i lost some weight. I was not huge to begin with, but i definitely have some loose skin especially around my belly. My current height is 5'6" and my weight is 135 pounds. Are they within range f
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