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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
How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?
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
I have had tummy tuck, fat transfer, lipo, and breast augmentation June 2nd 2017. I am experiencing extreme leg pain - soreness, abdominal discomfort and pain shooting down the leg. I was only prescribed supradol which I no longer have for the pain.
Ask your surgeon...: Has the postoperative pain been subsiding as usually expected slowly and surely day by day? If not, but worsening, and for running out pain medication, you should report these in detail to your surgeon for possible evaluation and drug refill, not doing so online. To do these things better, follow instruction in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more
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
Will I have a visible scar after a mini tummy tuck? I want to be able to wear bikinis after my mini tummy tuck. What kind of scarring can I expect, and will it be visible? .
Yes: You will have a scar above the pubis, a bit longer than that of a c-section, but it is easily hidden in a bikini. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover after a tummy tuck? I'm going on vacation this summer, but want to have my tummy tuck before I wear a bikini. Will I have time to have the procedure before my vacation? Will there be visible swelling or bruising for more t
Tummy recovery: Expect 2 - 3 months before enough swelling has gone down before your feel comfortable at the beach. Make sure you discuss with your surgeon the placement of the scar. I encourage my patients to bring me what swimwear they want to wear after their surgery so I can mark it on their body to keep the scar hidden under that level. ...Read more
A pressure garment: A good pressure garment will help control the swelling and give you support. Your surgeon will usually recommend a garment or include it as part of your procedure. ...Read more
Will I have to wear a special garment after a mini tummy tuck? I’ve heard that a compression garment is worn after a mini tummy tuck. What is it for, and how long will I have to wear it? .
Varies...: Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to specifics. This is true because different plastic surgeons will use different binders/garments whereas some will use no garment… best wishes. ...Read more
High BP, hot flashes, and nausea, 5 days post op from tummy tuck. ER says just high BP, was given medication but still nauseous. Any suggestions?
Tummy tuck: As soon as possible you MUST contact the surgeon who did the tummy tuck. ...Read more
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
My body protrudes out - upper ab area like a high beer belly. I had a tummy tuck in 2008, I have had a CT Scan and sonogram. Is this hard belly fat?
Go For Consultation: It is difficult to give advice for very specific questions like yours in Q&A forums like this one. Consider going for a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon (perhaps with the surgeon who performed your tummy tuck ten years ago). Best wishes! ...Read more
How big is the scar from a tummy tuck procedure, and where will the scar be? I have not been able to wear a bikini in ten years, because my belly is very unattractive due to three pregnancies in a row. My friend suggested that I get a tummy tuck, but I am
Can I climb stairs after a tummy tuck? How soon after a tummy tuck will I be able to climb the stairs to my house? .
Today most plastic surgeons encourage early ambulation with the tummy tuck procedure. We ceratinly advise our patients to walk around the house upon discharge and if they desire, they may go up and down stairs (with assistance initially) cautiously and slowly.
It is important to limit the actual abdominal muscle activity after this surgery for at least several days and sleeping in a recliner (easy to get in and out of) is recommended to our patients. ...Read more
Everyone varies: 5 percent of my patients will tell me it was the worst experience of their lives and took weeks to recover and 5 percent will say they were dancing the next night. 90 percent are somewhere in between. Since we don't cut muscles it usually hurts less than common operations like c-sections which do. Desk jobs can usually be back in one week but no sit-ups for 6 weeks. Strenuous jobs take longer. ...Read more
Dispose or other use: In the vast majority of instances the tissues are discarded as medical waste and incinerated. On occasion the tissues may be used in the same individual as a pedicled flap as seen in the tram flap procedure for breast reconstruction. The component tissues can be used as a skin graft or the fat can be harvested and used for breast or buttock augmentation. ...Read more
Variable: It may take up to a year or more for the feeling to return after a tummy tuck. ...Read more
Are drains used after a tummy tuck? Are drains used after a tummy tuck, and if so, for how long? .
How bad will the scarring be after a tummy tuck? Will I have visible scarring after a tummy tuck? Where is it located? .
Depends: More on your particular skin physiology than anything else. Any ASPS or ASAPS plastic surgeon will give it the best chance to look good by one of the proper techniques. Usually it is hidden by underwear/ bikini and you can have a say in its exact placement. Scars never really disappear but are often cannily-enough placed to not be a problem. Usually similar top C-section scar, but longer. ...Read more
When will I be able to exercise after a mini tummy tuck? I can’t imagine going long without working out. How long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before going back to the gym? .
The boated feeling following a tummy is usually the result of several things:
1. Tightening of the abdominal wall (which then makes any bloating more noticeable)
2. Side effects of medications given around the time of surgery
3. Hormonal changes associated with the trauma of the surgery itself.
The good news is that most bloating resolves quickly and has no untoward effects on your result. ...Read more
Depends...: If you are talking about traveling to a remote area (without access to good health care,) I would wait a month or two until you are in less potential need of it. ...Read more
Yes: I think it is a good idea to have someone stay with you for the first 2-3 days - you will be mobile but it's a good idea to have someone help if you need it. ...Read more
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