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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 is a good way to tighten my abs without a tummy tuck?

What is a good way to tighten my abs without a tummy tuck?

Options: To tighten the muscles, it's back to old-fashioned exercise. Planks, sit-ups, sit-backs, crunches, pilates, yoga, and various other exercises have all been recommended. For the skin, there's little to do to tighten it without surgery. Some of the newer radiofrequency (rf) machines like thermage, velashape, venus freeze, etc. May help a little. For the fat, you could try coolsculpting. ...Read more

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Any suggestions / hints for toning abs for those who have already had tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

Any suggestions / hints for toning abs for those who have already had tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

Usual Exercises: You will find that the usual exercises helpful in toning the abdominal wall will be the same that will be useful after tummy tuck surgery. For example, the use of planks and standard situps should do the job. Careful attention to a balanced/healthy diet will also be important. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that many celebrities get tummy tucks (witch hazel) surgery for flat abs?

Is it true that many celebrities get tummy tucks (witch hazel) surgery for flat abs?

Maybe: Six pack abs occur from reducing the amount of overlying fat that conceals the muscles. For women to have six pack abs they have to lose weight to the point that it might be unhealthy. Plastic surgery can help after pregnancy which can stretch out the muscles overlying the abdomen. ...Read more

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Does a mini tummy tuck leave a scar? I have a small pocket of fat on my lower abs, and i was thinking of getting a mini tummy tuck. However, will it leave a noticeable scar?

Does a mini tummy tuck leave a scar? I have a small pocket of fat on my lower abs, and i was thinking of getting a mini tummy tuck. However, will it leave a noticeable scar?

Yes: The place for a mini tummy tuck scar is the same s for a full tummy tuck just a bit shorter. If you don't have too much skin excess you myay discuss liposuction with your plastic surgeon instead of. Mini tummy tuck. ...Read more

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Does a mini tummy tuck address abdominal separation? My abs separated when i was pregnant. Would they be repaired as part of a mini tummy tuck? .

Does a mini tummy tuck address abdominal separation? My abs separated when i was pregnant. Would they be repaired as part of a mini tummy tuck?

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Mini results: Yes, abdominal muscles are repaired in a mini tummy tuck, below the belly button. They can be repaired above the belly button, but then your belly button moves down quite a bit. It is very rare to find a patient that is a good candidate for a mini, most need a full tummy tuck for the best results. http://www.dassmd.com/tummy-tuck/index.html. ...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 mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe? : Generally, the mini tummy tuck is anĀ  operation thatĀ  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen stomach and firm abs 8 months after a tummy tuck?

Is it normal to have a swollen stomach and firm abs 8 months after a tummy tuck?

Possible...: It is possible, but is would be most logical to bring this Q to your surgeon who possesses more info about you than anyone online. The healing process after surgery widely varies among patients leading to different result in wound remolding, which takes up to 1-2 years to mature and stabilize. ...Read more