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What are the possible complications of an abdominoplasty?

What are the possible complications of an abdominoplasty?

Relatively low: Loss of skin at the lower end of the flap and infection more common in diabetics and smokers plus others with metabolic disease. "dog ears" are not a complication. Pts cause complications by wearing jeans or other too-tight waist band cloths too soon. ...Read more

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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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What are the complications that may come after childbirth if I have abdominoplasty?

What are the complications that may come after childbirth if I have abdominoplasty?

Depends...: Most patients who have pregnancies after abdominoplasty surgery are able to do so without complications (when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth) is. However, the results of the tummy tuck may be adversely effected and revisionary surgery ( such as further skin excision and/or muscle re approximation) may be necessary. ...Read more

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Is abdominoplasty a scam?

Is abdominoplasty a scam?

Hardly: Abdominoplasty is a major operation that removes excess skin and fat from the lower part of the abdomen and, more importantly, repositions the muscles of the abdominal wall in the midline. It generally takes about 3 hours and requires general anesthesia. It can be done as an outpatient or with a short hospitalization. It has all the risks of any major operation..Hardly a scam! ...Read more

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What's involved with an abdominoplasty?

What's involved with an abdominoplasty?

Improved shape: Most often abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is done after pregnancy or weight loss. When there is loose skin, especially with stretch marks, that cannot be improved with exercise. An abdominoplasty removes the skin from the lower abdomen, and the skin of the upper abdomen is pulled down to cover that area, resulting in a smooth tight contour and a scar along the bikini line and around the belly button. ...Read more

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How effective is abdominoplasty for men?

How effective is abdominoplasty for men?

Fabulous!: If there is loose skin and/or stretched musculature (from weight loss, not pregnancy, obviously), tummy tuck is a great operation for men. If a man has a "beer belly" type abdomen with mostly intra-abdominal fat, tummy tuck will not be effective. This patient will need to lose weight first, emptying out the abdomen excess fat, after which the loose skin and muscle can be removed/tightened! ...Read more

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What can I expect after an abdominoplasty?

What can I expect after an abdominoplasty?

Varies greatly: There are at least 10 different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) and the procedure you undergo will have great impact on the extents surgery as well as the recovery. Please see this link for a desription of the four most popular techniques: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4&feature=youtube_gdata_player. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about abdominoplasty?

Can you please tell me about abdominoplasty?

Tummy tuck: It's a powerful operation that can restore the tummy shape very nicely. Skin from the lower abdomen is typically removed, and muscle fascia is tightened, giving a smoother, more youthful look to the abdomen. Best to see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss this in detail! ...Read more

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In what way is the procedure of abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty: It can be a very powerful operation. It's for those folks with extra skin and soft tissue. Many who have lost weight and have extra skin want the excess taken away. Some just want to fit into pants better. The abdominal muscles may also have spread out with pregnancy or just over time. The plication sews them back together. This flattens the tummy. See a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the recovery like from an abdominoplasty?

Please help! what is the recovery like from an abdominoplasty?

About 2 weeks, but..: Because a very important part of the operation is suturing the rectus muscles together in the midline, patients cannot do any heavy lifting for 6 weeks after this procedure. Other activities can be resumed as tolerated. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover after an abdominoplasty?

Depends...: Although tummy tuck surgery is a great operation for the right patient, it is often associated with significant physical and emotional recovery that is underestimated by both patients and their surgeons. I asked patients to plan on a 4 to 6 weeks period of rest and decreased activity. It usually takes several months before patients are back to 100% of their energy level… Best wishes. ...Read more

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