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Does a tummy tuck operation help remove fat/skin accumulated by pregnancy?

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Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Fat and skin are typically cut out during a tummy tuck.
Muscles are tightened as well. Typically some liposuction is done on the flanks and possibly part of the stomach.

In brief: Yes

Fat and skin are typically cut out during a tummy tuck.
Muscles are tightened as well. Typically some liposuction is done on the flanks and possibly part of the stomach.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. Gregory Buford
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A tummy tuck alone doesn't address fat; it simply addresses lax skin and loose muscle.
When liposuction is added to a tummy tuck (which is most often the case), then fat can be addressed and a more optimal contouring can be achieved overall. For my procedures, i prefer vaser ultrasonic liposuction for additional contouring of the back and lateral aspect of the abdominal wall.

In brief: Maybe

A tummy tuck alone doesn't address fat; it simply addresses lax skin and loose muscle.
When liposuction is added to a tummy tuck (which is most often the case), then fat can be addressed and a more optimal contouring can be achieved overall. For my procedures, i prefer vaser ultrasonic liposuction for additional contouring of the back and lateral aspect of the abdominal wall.
Dr. Gregory Buford
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
Usually the muscles are corrected as well.

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck removes the excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
Usually the muscles are corrected as well.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

When you are pregnant the abdominal wall and skin get stretched.
After the baby is born, the skin and abdominal wall don't always return to the pre-pregnant size or shape. A tummy tuck can fix both of these issues. However, it is important to understand that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. You should be at or near your ideal weight if you want to have a tummy tuck.

In brief: Yes

When you are pregnant the abdominal wall and skin get stretched.
After the baby is born, the skin and abdominal wall don't always return to the pre-pregnant size or shape. A tummy tuck can fix both of these issues. However, it is important to understand that a tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. You should be at or near your ideal weight if you want to have a tummy tuck.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes.

That is probably the main reason some women have it when completed with childbearing.

In brief: Yes.

That is probably the main reason some women have it when completed with childbearing.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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