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My stomach is really flabby and i want to get a tummy tuck. What are some things I should know before doing so?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Homework needed

There are many resources available online.
Most plastic surgeons, like myself, have information on tummy tucks (witch hazel) available on their web site. This can provide good general information about the procedure, what it fixes, what it doesn't and the usual recovery. However, there is no substitute for an in-person consultation with a quailified surgeon. Research your doctor, more than your procedure.

In brief: Homework needed

There are many resources available online.
Most plastic surgeons, like myself, have information on tummy tucks (witch hazel) available on their web site. This can provide good general information about the procedure, what it fixes, what it doesn't and the usual recovery. However, there is no substitute for an in-person consultation with a quailified surgeon. Research your doctor, more than your procedure.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many.

Tummy tuck operation is very effective operation but is associated with a relatively long recovery period, both from the physical and “emotional” standpoints.
Adequate preparation and sufficient aftercare are critical. Speaking to patients who have had the procedure performed previously is extremely helpful. Your plastic surgeon will provide with specific preparation and recovery instructions.

In brief: Many.

Tummy tuck operation is very effective operation but is associated with a relatively long recovery period, both from the physical and “emotional” standpoints.
Adequate preparation and sufficient aftercare are critical. Speaking to patients who have had the procedure performed previously is extremely helpful. Your plastic surgeon will provide with specific preparation and recovery instructions.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The list is long

One good way to educate yourself is to go on the american society of plastic surgeons website and read about tummy tuck.
However the bets way is during your consultation because you will the information for you based on your clinical evaluation. Tummy tuck is not one fit all type of procedure.

In brief: The list is long

One good way to educate yourself is to go on the american society of plastic surgeons website and read about tummy tuck.
However the bets way is during your consultation because you will the information for you based on your clinical evaluation. Tummy tuck is not one fit all type of procedure.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not for weight loss

The first thing many people need to know is that a tummy tuck is not used to improve tone or reduce weight.
It is ideal for those who have tried this and have good muscle tone, loose skin and close to their ideal body weight. In most instances it removes loose skin following pregnancy or weight loss with approximation of separated muscles. If.

In brief: Not for weight loss

The first thing many people need to know is that a tummy tuck is not used to improve tone or reduce weight.
It is ideal for those who have tried this and have good muscle tone, loose skin and close to their ideal body weight. In most instances it removes loose skin following pregnancy or weight loss with approximation of separated muscles. If.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Informed Consent...

Consider reading my tummy tuck faq pages: http://psinteractive.
Net/abdom3.Htm.

In brief: Informed Consent...

Consider reading my tummy tuck faq pages: http://psinteractive.
Net/abdom3.Htm.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Many

The best way to go about it when you are ready is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
During consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure at length as well as the risks and complications. The internet is a great tool to learn more about the procedure, but won't provide all the information necessary.

In brief: Many

The best way to go about it when you are ready is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
During consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure at length as well as the risks and complications. The internet is a great tool to learn more about the procedure, but won't provide all the information necessary.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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