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What is the criteria that you need to have to have a tummy tuck?

What is the criteria that you need to have to have a tummy tuck?

history & physical: Your plastic surgeon will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam. With this information they will determine whether or not you are a candidate for a tummy tuck. In general patients in good health, with an area of excess redundant abdominal tissue are candidates for tummy tuck surgery. ...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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I need to know if there is a surgery to have epicanthal folds and what are the risks?

I need to know if there is a surgery to have epicanthal folds and what are the risks?

Do you want them or?: A common complication of epicentral folds is congenital entropion, which affects 2% of oriental children; the lower lid folds inward,causing the eyelashes to rub against the sclera and cornea. see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3373233/ The article describes the procedure and complications. If entropion is present, it is a disease, and should be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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What age does a women need to be to have a full hysterectomy? Does she need to have had a certain number of children?

What age does a women need to be to have a full hysterectomy? Does she need to have had a certain number of children?

No Age, Indications: There is no age in particular. There are indications to have hysterectomy according to clinical criteria ( particular medical problems) OB's certainly weigh in the issue of childbearing status and the wishes of the patient in their shared decision making. ...Read more

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What is a reason that patients may need to limit potassium intake, and what is a reason they may need to have a high potassium diet?

What is a reason that patients may need to limit potassium intake, and what is a reason they may need to have a high potassium diet?

Nephrologist: One limits potassium intake when there is deficient handling of the potassium by the kidneys as in kidney failure.One increases potassium intake when the losses exceeds intake as in diuretic use, diarrhea etc.It is best to discuss with nephrologist about the potassium problems. ...Read more

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How persistent does a stomach ache have to be in order for it to be appropriate to have it checked out?

How persistent does a stomach ache have to be in order for it to be appropriate to have it checked out?

It depends...: It really depends on how much it bothers you. Nevertheless, increasing pain, pain accompanied by fever (>100F), or pain causing you to be unable to eat or drink should prompt medical evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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Is there even a point in going to the doctor if you have high testosterone?

Is there even a point in going to the doctor if you have high testosterone?

Yes: A proper and correct diagnosis should be determined. If your testosterone is "too high" because of a hormone producing tumor....You might want to know this. There may be other reasons for hypergonadism and your pcp and/or endocrinologist will be happy to discuss this with you. ...Read more

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Which BMI would you have to be in order to not have a period?

Which BMI would you have to be in order to not have a period?

Not sure: Some underweight women (low bmi) will not cycle yet others with the same bmi do. The same is true for overweight women - some cycle regularly and others do not regardless of their bmi. ...Read more

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What is the best type of doctor to see for a broken big toe? I want to be able to exercise fully in 3 months, is that realistic?

What is the best type of doctor to see for a broken big toe? I want to be able to exercise fully in 3 months, is that realistic?

A podiatrist: The podiatrist is trained in all areas of the body, but specializes in only foot problems. Why not see someone who only treats broken toes, etc.. ...Read more

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How will you know if you have an anemia? What is right count of hemoglobin and WBC that have an anemia?

How will you know if you have an anemia? What is right count of hemoglobin and WBC that have an anemia?

Easy: Assuming you are not actively bleeding. Wbc has nothing to do with it but abnormalities here may be a tipoff as to the cause of the anemia. A man with hemoglobin 14 gm/dl or more isn't anemic; for a woman 12 gm/dl. Some labs allow a bit lower in the reference range and a few % of healthies do fall below; iron deficiency can make you sick before actual anemia appears. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

What is the best probiotic to use if you have ibs? Also what would be the best medicine? (if I decide to go that route) somewhat frequent diarrhea

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better. It is better to look for mixed probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. Another type of doc may answer this question too and address conventional medications. ...Read more

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If your infant is a sickle cell anemia and you feel a little spleen what to do before go to the hospital?

If your infant is a sickle cell anemia and you feel  a little spleen what to do before go to the hospital?

Sickle cell anemia: All patients of sickle cell anemia have an enlarged spleen to begin with but later due to recurrent splenic infarcts it shrinks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have cold in your belly?

Is it possible for you to have cold in your belly?

I am not quite sure: That i understand your question. In traditional chinese medicine - some people are literally colder over their abdominal area. Checking relative warmth over 3 areas of the torso is called used as a diagnostic tool (triple heater). ...Read more

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If I have acetylcholine deficiency will be able to lift weights as much as a normal person can ? What if I have higher acetylcholine will i be able to lift more than a normal person?

If I have acetylcholine deficiency will be able to lift weights as much as a normal person can ?  What if I have higher acetylcholine will i be able to lift more than a normal person?

My thoughts: Not clear what you really want. Acetylcholine does mediate neuromuscular transmission, and if malfunctioning, due to diseases, such as myasthenia, spider bites, botulism, fertilizer sprays. Level drops in brain due to alzheimers, but does not affect muscle. Not sure whether you are asking about supplements for muscle growth, but this does not involve ach. ...Read more

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Is there a type of blood test that you can take to determine if you have anymore Accutane in your system?

Is there a type of blood test that you can take to determine if you have anymore Accutane in your system?

Accutane levels: An 80 mg dose of 14c-isotretinoin as a liquid had a half-life of 90 hours. Metabolites of Isotretinoin and any conjugates are ultimately excreted in the feces and urine in relatively equal amounts with half-lives of roughly one day. After 5-6 half lives you should be essentially free of drug. Levels can be done but may be quite costly. If you want to become pregnant would wait a week or more. ...Read more

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My daughter is required to have a mammogram can you please explain what is going to be done?

My daughter is required to have a mammogram can you please explain what is going to be done?

Check this link: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-having-a-mammogram

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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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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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How much willa tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

How much willa tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

Varies.: Tummy tuck surgery costs will vary from one practice to another; definitely do not make cost considerations a primary factor when choosing plastic surgeon. The operation tends to be quite uncomfortable for several days and requires several months for full recovery. Results may take up to one year to see. ...Read more

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How much will a tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

How much will a tummy tuck cost on average and what is the pain level?

Cost will vary: The cost will vary by region and experience of the surgeon/reputation. In nyc, the price will be between 8, 000-12, 000 for a tummy tuck. It will definitely hurt a lot for the first 4-5 days and then will get better. Pain is very subjective and will vary. ...Read more

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What is the criteria that you need to have to have a tummy tuck?

history & physical: Your plastic surgeon will take a detailed history and perform a physical exam. With this information they will determine whether or not you are a candidate for a tummy tuck. In general patients in good health, with an area of excess redundant abdominal tissue are candidates for tummy tuck surgery. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old and I want to have a tummy tuck . Is it risky? Will I have any problem later onn?

Wait: At your age i would be concerned that later childbearing might affect the outcome. You would probably do fine with the surgery but it is the "after surgery" part that concerns me. ...Read more

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Can a tummy tuck be done at the same time as butt augmentation? I would like to have a tummy tuck as well as a butt augmentation. Can they be done at the same time? .

Can a tummy tuck be done at the same time as butt augmentation? I would like to have a tummy tuck as well as a butt augmentation. Can they be done at the same time?

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Yes it can: I do it on almost every tummy tuck, as my ok league mentioned it depends on what volume you are looking for. If you want much bigger, more aggressive lipo is needed to get more volume, and this is advisable separately. Shape change can be seen with small volumes, but not so much size. ...Read more

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Will I be able to get time off from work to have a tummy tuck?

Will I  be able to get time off from work to have a tummy tuck?

Hope so: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are major surgical procedures which take time to recover from. The quickest i've seen people get back to work after a full tummy tuck is probably 1 1/2 to 2 wks. The average time out of work is usually 3+ wks. ...Read more

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How safe is it to have a tummy tuck at age 53. I have no health problems and work out 2 to 5 times per week.

How safe is it to have a tummy tuck at age 53. I have no health problems and work out  2 to 5 times per week.

Very Safe: While all surgical procedures have some risks, a 53y/o without any medical problems should not have any greater risk for surgery. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is almost always perfomed as an outpatient procedure. Follow up is at 24-48 hours and you often return to a desk type job within a week. My patients are usually back to full exercise within 4 weeks. ...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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Should I have a tummy tuck for the minimal stretched skin?

Should I have a tummy tuck for the minimal stretched skin?

Min. In who's eyes?: It all depends what is your concern about the minimal stretching. What do you want to achieve? Can you live with a scar to accomplish this? Mini tummy tuck is an option. Brignonimd.Com. ...Read more

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How can I drop a few pounds in my stomach area without have a tummy tuck?

How can I drop a few pounds in my stomach area without have a tummy tuck?

Other options: In addition to diet and exercise already mentioned, you could also consider non-surgical solutions like coolsculpting or liposonix. ...Read more

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Question for a friend- can a person have a tummy tuck ( or any plastic ) if they have a defibrillator ?

Yes with cardio ok: As along as your cardiologist is informed and present for peri operative management and your friend is in otherwise good health, a tummy tuck can be performed. ...Read more

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Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

Can you have a tummy tuck & muscle repaired three weeks after having venial hernia repair?

Best to wait: No, best to wait especially if you had an open hernia repair. If i see a a patient with a hernia who also has excess skin, then we do a combined procedure with the surgeon as it limits upper abdominal scars, gives a stronger repair as the divarication is repaired first, the hernia is repaired with a laparoscopic mesh, and an abdominoplasty is carried out as well. ...Read more

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Can I have a tummy tuck with sjögren's syndrome and irregular heart beat and intersistal cystitis and raynauds ?

Can I have a tummy tuck with sjögren's syndrome and irregular heart beat and intersistal cystitis and raynauds ?

Getting Permission: You must absolutely discuss your desire for elective surgery with your primary care physician first. AAAASF accredited surgery centers require that you get an H&P within 14 days of your case. You might consider having a phone conversation or a visit with your primary care doctor even before scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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