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Help! need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Help! need to know if there's any way to get rid of loose skin after pregnancy other than tummy tuck?

Loose Skin?: If it is loose skin you are wanting to eliminate, a tummy tuck would not be necessary. If, however, you are also wanting to tighten the muscles (repair a muscle separation), then yes, a tummy tuck is your only answer. A panniculectomy would address loose skin. Diet and exercise always helps, but it won't help a separated muscle or excessive, loose skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck to remove streth marks and loose skin and to repair a colapsed stomach wall was it?

Understand options: The best procedure depends on several factors. Liposuction only removes fat and it depends on intact elastic skin and good underlying musculature to achieve a satisfactory outcome. A mini tumy tuck will treat lax skin or scar as well as widened muscles below the belly button. If you have either of the latter conditions, a mini tummy tuck may be a better option for you. See this video to understand ...Read more

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What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

What can I do post-pregnancy to get rid of the loose skin around my stomach?

Tummy tuck: Some skin retraction will occur during the first six months after pregnancy however, after that, the only way to remove the remaining extra skin is with a tummy tuck. Before considering a tummy tuck make sure that you have completed your family since another pregnancy will stretch everything out again. ...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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What can be done for stretch marks and loose skin after c-section?

What can be done for stretch marks and loose skin after c-section?

Surgery or nothing: Once the skin has been stretched to the point of stretch marks appearing (essentially fracturing if the dermal layer of skin), there is no repair to allow the skin to be tightened. No laser, no radio frequency, no ultrasonic device can make appreciable differences. So, we are only left with one answer "surgery or nothing". A tummy tuck will usually suffice. ...Read more

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Had a C-section 5 years ago. Alot of loose skin hangs over the scar, did put on a little weight but not much. Am disgusted in myself.Tried everything?

Had a C-section 5 years ago. Alot of loose skin hangs over the scar, did put on a little weight but not much. Am disgusted in myself.Tried everything?

Many good answers: Hi. I treat women with your problem all the time. My favorite is non-invasive fat reduction using coolsculpting. This is a machine that goes over your unwanted fat areas and you get permanent fat loss. Most need 2-3 treatments to get the desired fat loss. For more immediate results, i like liposuction to the area. Not only does it flatten your stomach but it breaks up your scar too. ...Read more

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What can I do instead of a tummy tuck? I'm skinny 5'6 140lbs but I am 2yrs later just starting to work out. it just hangs :( I had a c section

What can I do instead of a tummy tuck? I'm skinny 5'6 140lbs but I am 2yrs later just starting to work out. it just hangs :( I had a c section

Loose skin: will remold most of the time at your age of 21 . Yes excessive skin can be removed along with C section scar , see a qualified plastic surgeon for consultation ...Read more

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Can u get a tummy tuck if I had 3 c section?

Yes ,can be done: First reach the ideal weight goal , tune up your body ( and possibly this is lost C section ! ) See trained plastic surgeon and you will be happy with out come ( results ) ...Read more

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I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

I had a c.Section done 2yrs ago yes i want more kids & i want a tummy tuck does it make a difference if i get preggo now & a tummy tuck a year after?

See below: Agree with Dr. F. Plan your tummy tuck about a year after competing your family.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section , what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue causing bulge?

I had tummy tuck 3 years ago to remove flap caused by C-section , what non surgical procedure can get rid of fat trapped in scar tissue  causing bulge?

None is effective: Bulge at scar is result of tissue laxity that developed with time and following acute swelling post op. It is exacerbated by density of the scar and adherence of the scar to underlying tissues that causes tissues to bunch up at that level.It is not just fat. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become lax after pregnancy. If diet and exercise do not restore your tummy then a tummy tuck could be the answer. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy?

Tummy Tuck: Your tummy should be back to normal around 3 months after your delivery. A good diet and exercise program is the best way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. If your skin stretched and has not shrunk back down you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck where the excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. I wait 6 months after a c-section to perform a tummy tuck. ...Read more

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How can I tighten loose skin after pregnancy ?

How can I  tighten loose skin after pregnancy   ?

Well...: Depending on age, skin quality and degree of stretch it will likely get better on its own. While there are various non-surgical skin tightening remedies out there removing the stretched out skin is still the most reliable. ...Read more

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I'm 23, 5'5,160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly? im scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

I'm 23, 5'5,160lbs, how to tighten a post pregnancy pouch and lose 25lbs quickly?  im scared that just losing weight will cause loose skin..

Breastfeeding to use: Use breastfeeding to burn up stored calories. One can get her pre-pregnancy weight back, and work out with weights to get in great shape again, but cannot truly get her "pre-pregnancy" body back. That is because a pre-pregnancy body is a different stage in a woman's life than a post-pregnancy body. Also, one's age is older, and some NORMAL permanent changes have occurred after a having a baby. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of loose skin on my abdomen?

What can I do to get rid of loose skin on my abdomen?

No easy fix: Traditionally a abdominoplasty, tummy tuck is used to remove excess skin. However there ia a scar usually under the panty line. There are lasers and other devices that may firm the skin a little but if you have alot of stretch marks then usually tummy tuck is the answer. You need to be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Eosinophil Count (Definition)

There are several different types of white blood cells. Eosinophils are the type that are often associated with allergies or allergic responses. The count is simply the percentage (or number per 100) of eosinophils seen ...Read more