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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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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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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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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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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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Hernia. When I get it repaired, can I have lipo or a tummy tuck at the same time?

Hernia. When I get it repaired, can I have lipo or a tummy tuck at the same time?

Sometimes: Depending on the type and size of the hernia, these procedures may sometimes come together very nicely; other times, not so much. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon to see if you are a candidate; they can then coordinate your care with a plastic surgeon if it is feasible. Word of caution: while your insurance will pay for the hernia repair, the aesthetic procedures are not covered. ...Read more

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Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?

Can I get a hernia repair and tummy tuck at the same time?

Hernia & tummy tuck: The answer depends on the type of hernia. Both ventral and umbilical hernias can be, and frequently are, addressed during a tummy tuck. If your plastic surgeon prefers, she or he may have a general surgeon perform the hernia repair during the tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Want to get tummy tuck and gynestomia breast reduction on the same surgery or at the same time. Is this possible and can u recommend someone in ny/nj?

Want to get tummy tuck and gynestomia breast reduction on the same surgery or at the same time. Is this possible and can u recommend someone in ny/nj?

First talk to: Your family doctor who will recommend you a plastic surgeon , you need medical clearance , both are cosmetic procedures your medical insurance will not cover such surgeries ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when i graduated and by the time i was 20 i was 211 pounds. Whe

Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain?  My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit.  I was 160 in high school and when i graduated and by the time i was 20 i was 211 pounds.  Whe

Yes...: Combination surgical procedures are done regularly. However,   it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the safety  of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Best to achieve long-term stable weight prior to proceeding with surgery; make sure you have realistic expectations. ...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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Can the tummy tuck work?

Absolutely: In a patient who is close to their ideal body weight and in good physical condition with a rectus muscle diastasis and pronounced skin laxity, the tummy tuck can produce outstanding results that are greatly appreciated by the patients undergoing these procedures. Surgery is not without risk and one must carefully consider the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure. ...Read more

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How does a tummy tuck work?

How does a tummy tuck work?

Skin Fat Muscle More: This is a complex combination of procedures which requires analysis of the problematic anatomic components of your skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle diastasis, postural condition, muscle tone, boney skeleton, and overall health as a surgical candidate. There. ...Read more

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Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

Do tummy tuck belts actually work?

No: It's a compression garment. It hides fat while you're wearing it. The minute you take it off everything is the same. It will not alter the appearance of your abdomen at all. ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Can the tummy tuck belt really work?

Not likely: In all probability, all this belt does is help to make you more self conscious of the core muscles by promoting abdominal muscle tone which have secondary benefits of i proving your abdominal appearance without reducing loose skin. ...Read more

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How old must you be to get tummy tuck?

Age is not factor: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done to repair muscle defects or weakness and to remove lax, excess skin. Age not as important as the skin and patient history. Young people have more elasticity, therefore less excess skin. Following final pregnancy is a common time to begin to think about it. Tucks (witch hazel) are not for weight loss, and are a serious surgical undertaking. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a tummy tuck?

Very safe: In expert hands this is an hour and a half to two hour operation that gives a very long lasting improvement in the function and appearance of the abdomen. Studies show that many cases of low back pain are markedly improved after repositioning of the rectus abdominis muscles which are typically splayed after pregnancy or weight gain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tummy tuck at the age of 63?

Is it possible to get a tummy tuck at the age of 63?

See MD first : You should have your real age evaluated and your overall health assessed as well as your candidacy for general anesthesia and preoperative risks. If you are otherwise in good health and can achieve results that meet with your expectations, I do not see any reason why not to proceed. ...Read more

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