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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

If due 2 skin excess: As Dr. Hess described, excess skin can cause excessive moisture and skin breakdown called intertrigo erythema which can secondarily be infected by fungus or bacteria. A tummy tuck could correct this. If however the infection is due to a cyst or other condition, a tummy tuck may not help ...Read more

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I have an open incision from a tummy tuck. Is it safe to have sex?

I have an open incision from a tummy tuck. Is it safe to have sex?

No.: No, you should wait till the wound heals. Talk to your surgeon as s/he will be able to better advise you. ...Read more

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How common is infection after a mini tummy tuck? I have a compromised immune system because of the medication I take. Do I need to worry about infection after having a mini tummy tuck? .

How common is infection after a mini tummy tuck? I have a compromised immune system because of the medication I take. Do I need to worry about infection after having a mini tummy tuck? .

Yes: Every time your skin breaks down, by injection, bug bite or cut, you open the door for infection. Unless you have a clearance from your physician to have surgery, you should stay away from it. Although infections are rare after surgical procedure, the risk not zero. ...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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My csection incision smells but no redness, infection or opening and its been a month but my tummy lays over the scar which is low what's the reason?

My csection incision smells but no redness, infection or opening and its been a month but my tummy lays over the scar which is low what's the reason?

Air: If your abdomen lies over your c-section incision, the area can't get air and stays warm and moist leading to the growth of skin bacteria. It may not cause an infection in the scar because the skin has healed enough that they don't get in but the anaerobic bacteria that grow in places that are warm, moist and low on oxygen tend to stink. ...Read more

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Is it normal for surgical incision to have a pink border 2wks post op? 7in lower abdominal, steri strips after staples. No other signs of infection.

Is it normal for surgical incision to have a pink border 2wks post op? 7in lower abdominal, steri strips after staples. No other signs of infection.

Possibly.: What you describe may be related to a reaction to the steri strips (adhesive) after removal of the tape. Clinical evaluation (your surgeon) will be necessary to provide you with definitive advice and/or reassurance.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have redness around my belly button incision. Does it mean I have an infection? I had a laparoscopic sterilization Wednesday. It's still painful.

I have redness around my belly button incision. Does it mean I have an infection? I had a laparoscopic sterilization Wednesday. It's still painful.

Redness belly button: Redness in the area of an incision is normal. THis can be due to stitches which are in the skin. If there is swelling and increased pain then one may think infection. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?

I had a laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks ago and my belly button incision hasn't healed, it is white but no infection. What should I do for it to heal?

Don't worry: Will heal in wk or so, just wash with soap and water and place a dry dressing and call your surgeon for a follow up visit, you will be fine. ...Read more

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I had gallbadder surgery last tues. Belly button incision started hurting bad. No red, not hot, no fever or no puss. Infection?

Laparoscopic Incision: Without direct evaluation of the incision it is impossible to know what is happening. You need to get ahold of your surgeon and seek his or her care. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?

I had laparoscopic surgery a week ago. My belly button incision is painful and has some yellow thick puss sitting in it. Is there an infection?

Need To Be Seen: A small amount of drainage is not uncommon at the belly button following laparoscopic surgery. However, a superficial infection is possible. Common signs include redness, drainage, and tenderness. This diagnosis requires hands-on evaluation by your surgeon--schedule a follow-up appointment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic surgery 8 weeks ago/no complications. My incision in belly button started to sting when moving today. No fever or infection. What's up?

Laparoscopic surgery 8 weeks ago/no complications. My incision in belly button started to sting when moving today. No fever or infection. What's up?

Nerves: Often, when cutting through skin and tissue such as during a surgery, the nerves in the skin, tissues, and muscles can become damaged. The tingling sensation may be caused by your nerves regrowing and healing. Scar discomfort and numbness is relatively common in the first year or so post-operative. It may take some time before you no longer feel this but is not something to worry too much about. ...Read more

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What r the chances of infections or anything if I have a 3rd muscle repair in stomach? I had a tummy tuck and 2 muscle repairs in 2 years

What r the chances of infections or anything if I have a 3rd muscle repair in stomach? I had a tummy tuck and 2 muscle repairs in 2 years

Agree: I agree with dr berg. To need a 3rd surgery after tummy tuck is rare. Something like a ct may be worth getting to look at the musculature and make sure something else is not going on. ...Read more

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Recently had a tummy tuck. Did the surgery to remove a hematoma. But was still bleeding from the wound weeks after surgery. Now I have an infection.?

Recently had a tummy tuck. Did the surgery to remove a hematoma. But was still bleeding from the wound weeks after surgery. Now I have an infection.?

Not good!: This is neither normal, nor something that can be commented on properly by an online consultant. See your surgeon, or obtain another opinion by an abps-certified plastic surgeon, especially if your first surgeon is not abps-certified or is not intimately involved with resolving your present issues. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck work?

Can the tummy tuck work?

Absolutely: In a patient who is close to their ideal body weight and in good physical condition with a rectus muscle diastasis and pronounced skin laxity, the tummy tuck can produce outstanding results that are greatly appreciated by the patients undergoing these procedures. Surgery is not without risk and one must carefully consider the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure. ...Read more

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How does a tummy tuck work?

How does a tummy tuck work?

Skin Fat Muscle More: This is a complex combination of procedures which requires analysis of the problematic anatomic components of your skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle diastasis, postural condition, muscle tone, boney skeleton, and overall health as a surgical candidate. There. ...Read more

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Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs and buttocks in addition to tightening the belly. ...Read more

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What is involved with tummy tuck?

What is involved with tummy tuck?

Several things: Abdominoplasty is done to tighten the muscles of the abdomen, which have usually been stretched by pregnancy or massive weight gain, and to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal wall. It is a big operation with a long incision just above the pubic hair that extends from hipbone to hipbone. You should make sure you are done having children before considering this operation. ...Read more

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Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

No: It's a compression garment. It hides fat while you're wearing it. The minute you take it off everything is the same. It will not alter the appearance of your abdomen at all. ...Read more

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What can I do instead of a tummy tuck?

What can I do instead of a tummy tuck?

Can't determine...: ...without exam, but weight management thru varied exercise and lo-carb diet is always a good idea and suction-assisted lipectomy (liposuction) may have a place. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a tummy tuck?

Very safe: In expert hands this is an hour and a half to two hour operation that gives a very long lasting improvement in the function and appearance of the abdomen. Studies show that many cases of low back pain are markedly improved after repositioning of the rectus abdominis muscles which are typically splayed after pregnancy or weight gain. ...Read more

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How is a pannectomy and a tummy tuck different?

How is a pannectomy and a tummy tuck different?

Not always: These are general two different procedures performed for different indications. A panniculectomy is often performed for massive weight loss or obesity and essentially consists of skin removal withnthe attached fat. This can require several hours snfd require hospitalization which may dramatically increase the costs. A tummy tuck is generally cosmetic and these prepay rates are generally lower. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tummy tuck?

What is the definition or description of: tummy tuck?

Enhancing abdomen: 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 performed in all cases. ...Read more

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Hello! Disadvantages of tummy tuck before having kids?

Hello! Disadvantages of tummy tuck before having kids?

Stretch marks: Have your kids first then, if you want tummy tuck the surgeon can target stretch marks when he plans where to cut. ...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


Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more