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Will I be able to wear high heels after a tummy tuck?

Will I be able to wear high heels after a tummy tuck?

If you could before: There is an old joke about a patient asking if they can play piano after surgery and the surgeon answers "yes" but the patient says: "good, cuz i couldn't play before" if you camera heels before you should be able to wear heels after when you are sufficiently healed. ...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'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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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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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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Of abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy?

Abdominoplasty=10/10: An abdominal panniculectomy implies excision of an ellipse of skin in the lower abdomen without affecting a change in the belly button or in the upper abdominal tissues. An abdominoplasty implies excision of a larger ellipse of skin, repositioning the umbilicus, elevation of the ptotic mons, tightening or repair of the central muscles (divarication of recti) and achieving a more esthetic result. ...Read more

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Is abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy better?

Is abdominoplasty versus panniculectomy better?

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 more

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Is it possible for abdominoplasty to cause trauma?

Not Sure...: All surgical procedures by their nature cause "trauma" and may be associated with complications. Very important to select your plastic surgeon carefully. Learn about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure prior to proceeding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of sutures are needed for an abdominoplasty?

What type of sutures are needed for an abdominoplasty?

Depends: Suture choice is often dependent upon surgeon preference, as well as incision location and tension. In general, most surgeons will use absorbable sutures for deeper tissues and then either long-lasting absorbable sutures, or occasionally permanent sutures, for the skin. ...Read more