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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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Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What happens if your skin is pulled too tight during a tummy tuck?

What happens if your skin is pulled too tight during a tummy tuck?

Too tight tummy: Pulling the skin too tight can cause a few different problems. The most concerning issue is compromising the blood supply in the central area below the umbilicus and just above the incision. This can lead to problems healing with tissue death or wound separation or a widened scar. ...Read more

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What is a good way to tighten my abs without a tummy tuck?

What is a good way to tighten my abs without a tummy tuck?

Options: To tighten the muscles, it's back to old-fashioned exercise. Planks, sit-ups, sit-backs, crunches, pilates, yoga, and various other exercises have all been recommended. For the skin, there's little to do to tighten it without surgery. Some of the newer radiofrequency (rf) machines like thermage, velashape, venus freeze, etc. May help a little. For the fat, you could try coolsculpting. ...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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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: After pregnancy, particularly after twins, the skin and fascia of the abdomen have often been stretched beyond their ability to shrink back. Exercising the muscles will tighten them but won't remove the excess skin or separation that may exist between the muscles. A tummy tuck is a reliable way to get rid of the skin and tighten the fascia. See a board certified plastic surgeon for a consult. ...Read more

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What happens to bany if i get pregnat after tummy tuck?

What happens to bany if i get pregnat after tummy tuck?

Will stretch again : That is why it's best until you've completed having children before proceeding with a tummy tuck unless you don't mind possibly having to repeat it. On occasion, i've done this on young individuals following massive weight loss prior to anticipated child birth. Of several hundred patients, i've had a few who have gone on to become pregnant with no adverse effects other than a diastasis & lax skin. ...Read more

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What is a tummy tuck?

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty: An abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy. This is not a substitute for weight loss and is very common to fix a woman's (or man's) "muffin top" or the appearance of the waist after finishing having children. ...Read more

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Can I have a tummy tuck on the nhs?

Can I have a tummy tuck on the nhs?

Probably not: Although health care coverage is always changing, a cosmetic procedure like a tummy tuck is unlikely to be covered. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to tummy tuck?

Are there any alternatives to tummy tuck?

Depends…: What operation, if any, will help you achieve your goals will depend on your physical examinations and your personal goals. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss the your concerns, goals, options, as well as pros/cons/risks/complications associated with each option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having a tummy tuck?

Have a consultation: Any surgery has benefits and potential risks. Having a contoured abdomen that allows you to fit into clothing and wear a greater variety of clothing is a benefit. The lower abdomen scar may widen or thicken. Likewise, all surgery carry the potential risk of bleeding and infection. If you are in good health and you have loose tissues of the belly then a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is best. ...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