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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Tummy bloated after abortion? No bleeding

Tummy bloated after abortion? No bleeding

Abortion: It depends if it was surgical abortion or a medical abortion. If it was a surgical abortion a very worrisome complication could be a uterine perforation and perforation of viscera although this is not very common. Have your physcian examine you asap or contact him/her asap or visit an e.R so he knows what is happening. ...Read more

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Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

Will weight gain after a tummy tuck make my belly button hurt?

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 more

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Should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

Should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

Very common: Patient safety is the most important consideration with these types of procedures. Patients often want many things done at once. It is very common and safe to perform breast surgery and abdominoplasty at the same time. However, each patient must be evaluated carefully by a board certified plastic surgeon and the risks fully explained. ...Read more

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What happens if you get pregnant after a mini tummy tuck?

What happens if you get pregnant after a mini tummy tuck?

Nomal Pregnancy: Generally, patients are able to complete normal pregnancies after tummy tuck surgery. However, the aesthetic appearance of the abdomen will likely change, possibly “necessitating” further surgery. Therefore, best to wait on having tummy tuck surgery after pregnancies have been completed. ...Read more

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Stretch marks after pregnancy. Solution?

Stretch marks after pregnancy. Solution?

Stretch Marks: For those who have deeper stretch marks or who wish to take stronger action in removing the scars, laser therapy is available. A surgeon will use a variety of lasers developed to stimulate cells to regenerate, fade the color of stretch marks, as well as produce collagen and stimulate the skin where the stretch marks existed. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck scar dissapear with time?

Does a tummy tuck scar dissapear with time?

Just fade away: Scars never disappear but many will fade away to a barely perceptible scar. Avoiding sun exposure and use of topical silastic sheeting or paper tape therapy may help but it generally takes up to two years for this to occur ...Read more

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Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

Best to wait: No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. ...Read more

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Still big tummy after 4 years of cesarean delivery.Any exercise advice?

Still big tummy after 4 years of cesarean delivery.Any exercise advice?

And watch your calor: Use proper technique, do not cause pain to your spine. If this site allows, here is a link to a good work out technique: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=fuyy7qix3w8. ...Read more

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Does your belly get fat after laparoscopy?

Does your belly get fat after laparoscopy?

No: With laparoscopy, during the operation, your abdomen is artificially distended with carbon dioxide gas, so that the surgeon has room to work. Afterwards, the gas is released, and your abdomen deflates, so you should come out of surgery with the same size abdomen as before. There is nothing inherent to laparoscopy itself that would make you get fat postop. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana harmful before & after a tummy tuck surgery?

Is smoking marijuana harmful before & after a tummy tuck surgery?

Harmful? Yes, It Is.: Any type of smoking compromises the healing process following surgery. I require all of my patients to stop smoking for the two weeks leading up to surgery. But above all, you should stop smoking (everything!) for your general health! ...Read more

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Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Some times yes: Not unusual , some times inflammation at umbilicus takes time to clear may bleed slightly , also the stitch may irritate causing minor skin infection , talk to your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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Is runny tummy normal at 34weeks pregnancy?

Is runny tummy normal at 34weeks pregnancy?

No: Diarrhea is not the normal state at 34 weeks. But consistency of stools can change with what we eat, hydration, viral infections, etc. Please let your obstetrician know. ...Read more

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Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy. Labor?

Lower tummy and back pain during 37 weeks pregnancy.  Labor?

Braxton hicks: Most likely they are practice contractions. I used to get them every time i stood up from a sitting position. Baby starts to move lower and reposition for labor which puts pain on your back. Good luck and congrats! ...Read more

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Abdominal pain 2 weeks after C-section and tubal ligation?

Depends: Healing can take 6 weeks typically after c-section. It depends on what you mean by pain. How much pain? Where? What helps it? What makes it worse? How do you feel otherwise? ...Read more

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Bum bleeding after a surgical abortion?

Bum bleeding after a surgical abortion?

Bleeding after abort: Bleeding from the rectal area after an abortion can be worrisome. A trauma during surgery could be a possibility although rare. Please have your physcian examine you to make sure the bleeding its really from the rectal area instead of vaginally. Someties patients can have internal hemorrhoids and the bleeding doesnt have anything to do with the surgery. ...Read more

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How can one reduce her tummy after pregnancy?

How can one reduce her tummy after pregnancy?

Options: First if all get back to your pre-pregnancy weight. Then start a regular exercise program, perhaps with the help of a professional trainer. If that doesn't give you the results you are seeking then go see a plastic surgeon about surgical options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Constipation after pregnancy?

Constipation after pregnancy?

Fluids: Usually it is a result of inadequate fluids and not drinking extra fluids to compensate for breast feeding fluid losses. Be sure to avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will contribut to constipation. ...Read more

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Will the belly button get infected 5 weeks after larposcopic appendectomy?

Will the belly button get infected 5 weeks after larposcopic appendectomy?

It can: Usually, if an infection is going to occur, it does so in the first 2 weeks or so. A suture that has not dissolved or a permanent suture may have gotten infected. You need to see your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik
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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