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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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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


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Can a tummy tuck be a form of treatment?

Can a tummy tuck be a form of treatment?

Jeopardy fan?: Tummy tuck is the answer, but only for the correct question. For carefully selected patients, tummy tuck provides safe, effective treatment for abdominal wall laxity. ...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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I had a tummy tuck surgery last year then I got keloid on my wound how I can medicate it?

I had a tummy tuck surgery last year then I got keloid on my wound how I can medicate it?

Keloids are complex: Keloids are complex and difficult to predict and excision could make them worse. Treatment may vary from pressure, massage, silicone, steroid injection, radiation, and last surgery.
The Graston techniques has gained popularity.
Some now advocate the use of 5FU (fluorouracil) + steroid injections ...Read more

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How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

How long does fat necrosis take to heal after tummy tuck and what is best for wound care, packing and cleaning?

Fat necrosis healing: If you get fat necrosis after a tummy tuck, it may take months to heal. The necrosis can evolve into scar tissue or a cyst. You should talk to your surgeon if you have this! ...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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How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

Age is not factor: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done to repair muscle defects or weakness and to remove lax, excess skin. Age not as important as the skin and patient history. Young people have more elasticity, therefore less excess skin. Following final pregnancy is a common time to begin to think about it. Tucks (witch hazel) are not for weight loss, and are a serious surgical undertaking. ...Read more

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What should I know about getting a tummy tuck?

What should I know about getting a tummy tuck?

Choose well: The key to having good results is to start with a healthy patient and for you to choose a competent surgeon. A consultation will enlighten you regarding the benefits and risks.
Likewise, you should be aware of the care after surgery that will require you to limit activities for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Help please! Is getting a tummy tuck worth it?

Yes: The tummy tuck can help flatten a tummy in ways that diet and exercise cannot. It is not a cure for obesity, but a cure for the overstretched abdomen that is loose and sagging after childbirth or weight loss. Most patients find the procedure and recovery worth it. Being well informed it the first step, consult a board certified plastic surgeon near you. ...Read more

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How is a tummy tuck done, and what is the cost?

How is a tummy tuck done, and what is the cost?

Tummy Tuck: In most cases, an incision is made near the pubic hair line that stretches from hip bone to hip bone. For optimal concealment, this incision is placed beneath the bikini line, so that the resulting scar is well-hidden by swimwear and undergarments. Cost varies per surgeon and the area you live in. ...Read more

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What should I know before getting a tummy tuck?

Alot.: Choose your plastic surgeon carefully, learn about the procedure and its indications, learn about the potential risk/complications associated with the procedure, and make sure you have a significant amount of time/help available to recover after the procedure is performed. Don't underestimate the extent of, and the time needed for recovery after the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tummy tuck at the age of 63?

Is it possible to get a tummy tuck at the age of 63?

See MD first: You should have your real age evaluated and your overall health assessed as well as your candidacy for general anesthesia and preoperative risks. If you are otherwise in good health and can achieve results that meet with your expectations, I do not see any reason why not to proceed. ...Read more

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Is there any insurance that will pay for tummy tuck?

Is there any insurance that will pay for tummy tuck?

No: insurance does not pay for what is called a tummy tuck which is a cosmetic surgery for patients who have normal weight and are fit.
However panniculectomy, which is similar in the sense that it removes excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen may be covered by insurance. Panniculectomy is for patients who have a hanging belly, are mostly overweight or obese and have medical issues. ...Read more

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Is it worth getting a tummy tuck? I don't need much done

Is it worth getting a tummy tuck? I don't need much done

Tummy tuck: The answer is not always based upon how much needs to be performed, as much as what needs to be addressed. Liposuction sculpts the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits, however, it does not address loose skin. A tummy tuck removes excess skin that overhangs or is stretched and fat located in the abdominal area, in addition to tightening loose abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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Is there a standard medical leave time for a tummy tuck?

Is there a standard medical leave time for a tummy tuck?

What kind of work?: It depends on the kind of work you do. You could probably go back to work in 2 to 3 weeks if you have desk job. For a manual worker it would be more like six weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

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