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What can I expect with a tummy tuck surgery?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Much

You should expect removal of the “excess” skin and adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall along with “repair” of the abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with pregnancies and/or weight gain/loss.
You should also expect a major recovery period, both from the physical and emotional standpoints.

In brief: Much

You should expect removal of the “excess” skin and adipose tissue of the lower abdominal wall along with “repair” of the abdominal wall muscles that may have spread with pregnancies and/or weight gain/loss.
You should also expect a major recovery period, both from the physical and emotional standpoints.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Varies....

Tummy tuck surgery caries by technique and how your surgeon applies that technique to you.
It is not "one size fits all." this is an issue to discuss with your surgeon beforehand: some do larger or small scale surgery. Some use pain pumps. Some proscribe pressure garments. Some put you in aftercare.

In brief: Varies....

Tummy tuck surgery caries by technique and how your surgeon applies that technique to you.
It is not "one size fits all." this is an issue to discuss with your surgeon beforehand: some do larger or small scale surgery. Some use pain pumps. Some proscribe pressure garments. Some put you in aftercare.
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy.
This is not a substitute for weight loss and is very common to fix a woman's (or man's) "muffin top" or the appearance of the waist after finishing having children.

In brief: Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove loose, excess skin from the abdominal wall and tighten muscles of the stomach that typically loosen with changes in weight or pregnancy.
This is not a substitute for weight loss and is very common to fix a woman's (or man's) "muffin top" or the appearance of the waist after finishing having children.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Lower tummy skin

A mini tummy tuck differs from a full tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") in that the separated muscles ("diastasis") are not repaired as high up, there is not a scar around the belly button, less skin is removed and the length of the scar is not as long.
Both require a similar recovery (6 weeks) for full healing of the muscle repair.

In brief: Lower tummy skin

A mini tummy tuck differs from a full tummy tuck ("abdominoplasty") in that the separated muscles ("diastasis") are not repaired as high up, there is not a scar around the belly button, less skin is removed and the length of the scar is not as long.
Both require a similar recovery (6 weeks) for full healing of the muscle repair.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Otto Placik
See video here for a description: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjMeR5B5bX4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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