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Will a tummy tuck help me get rid of stretch marks and loose skin?

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Dr. Laurie Casas
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your stretch marks and loose skin will be removed if they are are in the part of your abdominal skin that is removed as part of your tummy tuck.
Typically this is the skin between your belly buttom and pubic area.

In brief: Yes

Your stretch marks and loose skin will be removed if they are are in the part of your abdominal skin that is removed as part of your tummy tuck.
Typically this is the skin between your belly buttom and pubic area.
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

A tummy tuck will remove most of the excess skin from the abdomen between the belly button and the pubic area, which is usually where most if the stretch marks are.

In brief: Absolutely!

A tummy tuck will remove most of the excess skin from the abdomen between the belly button and the pubic area, which is usually where most if the stretch marks are.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Reza Jarrahy
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In a word, yes! the "tummy tuck" procedure, or abdominoplasty, is designed to removed excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall and tighten the abdominal wall muscles, often following childbirth and/or significant weight loss.
Stretch marks in the lower abdomen would be removed along with the skin that is removed. Stretch marks in the upper abdomen, however, would typically remain...

In brief: Yes

In a word, yes! the "tummy tuck" procedure, or abdominoplasty, is designed to removed excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall and tighten the abdominal wall muscles, often following childbirth and/or significant weight loss.
Stretch marks in the lower abdomen would be removed along with the skin that is removed. Stretch marks in the upper abdomen, however, would typically remain...
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Dr. Mario Diana
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Below the navel

A tummy tuck can be extremely effective in removing stretch marks in the skin below the belly button.
Stretch marks in other locations (hips, upper tummy) will not be affected.

In brief: Below the navel

A tummy tuck can be extremely effective in removing stretch marks in the skin below the belly button.
Stretch marks in other locations (hips, upper tummy) will not be affected.
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Dr. Kimberly Erway
Absolutely. I have seen great results with complete abdominoplasty. Like it never even happened! :)
Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done for one or more of the three things you can't do with diet and exercise: loose skin, localized fat, and repair of muscle separation after pregnancy.
Typically the stretch marks are concerntrated in the skin that is removed with tummy tuck, between the belly button and the pubic area.

In brief: Yes

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done for one or more of the three things you can't do with diet and exercise: loose skin, localized fat, and repair of muscle separation after pregnancy.
Typically the stretch marks are concerntrated in the skin that is removed with tummy tuck, between the belly button and the pubic area.
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the extent of marks and how high they extend above the belly button.
Also, you must have enough excess skin to lift and pull down for removal...To the extent the marks are within the excision of tissue line, they are removed.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the extent of marks and how high they extend above the belly button.
Also, you must have enough excess skin to lift and pull down for removal...To the extent the marks are within the excision of tissue line, they are removed.
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tummy Tuck Results

Yes, the tummy tuck will remove most of the loose skin.
Stretch marks will be removed from the area which is excised. Read more about the tummy tuck here:http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/procedures/abdominoplasty.Php dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.

In brief: Tummy Tuck Results

Yes, the tummy tuck will remove most of the loose skin.
Stretch marks will be removed from the area which is excised. Read more about the tummy tuck here:http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/procedures/abdominoplasty.Php dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To some degree

A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes most if not all of the skin under the belly button.
The skin above the belly button is pulled down. This removes the loose skin and any stretch marks below the b button. Stretch marks above the b button before surgery usually end up below it after surgery.

In brief: To some degree

A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles and removes most if not all of the skin under the belly button.
The skin above the belly button is pulled down. This removes the loose skin and any stretch marks below the b button. Stretch marks above the b button before surgery usually end up below it after surgery.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The greatest concentration of stretch marks is usually in the skin that is removed in that operation.

In brief: Yes

The greatest concentration of stretch marks is usually in the skin that is removed in that operation.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Brian Klink
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are designed to remove the loose skin of the abdominal wall, tighten the abdominal wall muscles and improve the overall contour.

In brief: Yes

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are designed to remove the loose skin of the abdominal wall, tighten the abdominal wall muscles and improve the overall contour.
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Usually

If the stretch marks and loose skin are in the right places (lower abdomen, ) a tummy tuck usually helps remove some of them.

In brief: Usually

If the stretch marks and loose skin are in the right places (lower abdomen, ) a tummy tuck usually helps remove some of them.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tummy tuck lax skin

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are the best procedure for removing loose skin and stretch marks.
It can also be used to treat seperated muscles as well. To help understand the different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) available view my video: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4.

In brief: Tummy tuck lax skin

Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are the best procedure for removing loose skin and stretch marks.
It can also be used to treat seperated muscles as well. To help understand the different types of tummy tucks (witch hazel) available view my video: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=djmer5b5bx4.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck is done to correct the changes that occur from pregnancy that you can't do with diet and exercise: tighten loose skin, remove stretch marks, and reduce localized fat if any.
Typically the skin where the stretch marks are is the area that is removed, between the belly button and the pubic area, leaving a bikini line scar.

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck is done to correct the changes that occur from pregnancy that you can't do with diet and exercise: tighten loose skin, remove stretch marks, and reduce localized fat if any.
Typically the skin where the stretch marks are is the area that is removed, between the belly button and the pubic area, leaving a bikini line scar.
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck will achieve these goals provided that the stretch marks and loose skin are mostly located below the belly button.

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck will achieve these goals provided that the stretch marks and loose skin are mostly located below the belly button.
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery to remove excess skin and tighten the muscles of the abdomen that have been stretched out (usually from being pregnant).
It is not a weight loss procedure. The skin below the belly button is removed and the skin above the belly button remains. Thus, any stretch marks above the belly button will remain but may end up below the belly button.

In brief: Yes

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgery to remove excess skin and tighten the muscles of the abdomen that have been stretched out (usually from being pregnant).
It is not a weight loss procedure. The skin below the belly button is removed and the skin above the belly button remains. Thus, any stretch marks above the belly button will remain but may end up below the belly button.
Dr. Timothy King
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