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What Is A Tummy Tuck
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Thermage for minimum: Thermage is usually indicated for subtle skin laxity without muscle separation or localized fatty deposits. It typically will produce about a 10-15% improvement when compared to a tummy tuck. For a very minor problem, it may be useful. Otherwise the vast majority of patients will see vast improvements with a tummy tuck. Discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon who can perform both ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many.: There are many risks associated with tummy tuck surgery. These include the risk of infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, intra-abdominal injury, abdominal wall or umbilical tissue necrosis, wound healing problems, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. During the consultation process, you will likely hear/read about additional risk/potential complications. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What cause burning sensation after tummy tuck?Could it be for nerves recovery ?I have this burning sensation on only left side , my dr said its normal
Much: You should expect removal of the “excess” skin and adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall along with “repair” of the abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with pregnancies and/or weight gain/loss. You should also expect a major recovery period, both from the physical and emotional standpoints. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
2-4 hours: Depending upon the work needed to create the result you are looking for, a standard tummy tuck usually takes me 3-4 hours. I usually include some liposuction. I also hand sew everything (i.e. Avoid the use of internal or external staples). This time includes the time that it takes to put you to sleep and the time it takes to wake you from anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tummy Tuck Recovery: Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty recovery can vary based on the size of the incision, the type of muscle plication and the amount of liposuction done with the procedure. It takes one year to see the final result(complete healing). After about six weeks you are back to exercise assuming no adverse events or complications. Drains are out at 2 weeks post op and you can resume some activity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes with precautions: You can under go tummy tuck type i von willebrand factor xi will be low , you have to let surgeon and anesthesiologist have to know, to get ready with factor xi if needed , type ii needs factor to prevent bleeding type iii besides xi , viii will be low and behaves like hemophelia. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gradual return best: Exercise is typically started gradually after the first couple of weeks (for abdominal exercises). Walking, exercycle, and upper extremity lifting can begin in a bout 7-10 days. Best to gradually exert and not overdo. Tummy tuck will make most patients tire quickly, so not over-pushing exercise is usually recommended. Follow the instructions of your physician. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Should i be concerned if my dr wants to do a panniulectomy instead of a tummy tuck on me, anyone seen the difference?
Very Different...: The operations are very different. Tummy tuck operation typically involves excision of excess skin/adipose tissue, re approximation of abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with weight gain/loss or pregnancy, and sometimes liposuctioning. Panniculectomy, on the hand, involves ONLY removal of excess skin/adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall; much less of an aesthetic outcome... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
65-yr-old female. Diet and exercised my way from 230 to 165 lbs. (5'51/2"). Ready for tummy tuck. What should I expect in terms of recovery time?
Hello.um.. i have about 4 to 5 slouch lines their kind of deep and bery visible.and i was wondering would me getting a tummy tuck make it less visible?
Possibly...: It's possible a tummy tuck would help reduce the "slouch lines" you are referring to, but a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is the only way to know for sure. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat tissue and tightens the muscles in the abdomen. Depending your specific situation, it may or may not address your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any less invasive ways to achieve the same results as a tummy tuck? I would love to get a tummy tuck but I am afraid to go through such a drastic procedure. Are there any alternative procedures that achieve similar results as a tummy tuck?
The : The first item to discern is to determine if there is extra skin, bulging fat above the muscles, separation of the vertical abdominal muscles or fat within the deeper cavity that is pushing outward. Once that is established then the proper procedure can be selected for you. If only localized fat in the front and sides of the abdomen then liposuction can give be used to sculpt these areas. Otherwise the abdominal muscles need to be tightened with removal and contouring of the skin & fat. A complete evaluation will choose the procedure that is optimal for you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: Tummy tuck surgery is not covered by any type of "insurance” plan; It is not considered a “medically necessary” procedure. On the other hand, a panniculectomy, which involves removal of lower abdominal wall skin/adipose tissue, may be a covered procedure, depending on the specific insurance plan and symptomatology. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Moderately painful : Any surgery that involves cutting or sewing muscle tends to be somewhat painful. Most tummy tucks (witch hazel) will also include muscle tightening. Patients generally manage the pain quite well with a medication such as vicodin. I've never had a patient tell me that the pain was so significant that she regrets having the surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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