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After losing remaining belly fat from having children, I am left with loose skin around my belly botton. What can I do to get rid of it?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Abdominoplasty

...Or "tummy tuck".
Noninvasive alternatives are ineffective.

In brief: Abdominoplasty

...Or "tummy tuck".
Noninvasive alternatives are ineffective.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Loose skin tummy

Loose skin after pregnancy is best treated with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.
Some liposuction modalities such as smartlipo can help contract the skin, but best results are achieved with a tummy tuck.

In brief: Loose skin tummy

Loose skin after pregnancy is best treated with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.
Some liposuction modalities such as smartlipo can help contract the skin, but best results are achieved with a tummy tuck.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abdominoplasty

The loose skin (and likely the underlying abdominal wall laxity) are impossible to correct without surgery.
An abdominoplasty will leave you flat, tight, and looking and feeling much better about yourself. Most women describe the results as life changing.

In brief: Abdominoplasty

The loose skin (and likely the underlying abdominal wall laxity) are impossible to correct without surgery.
An abdominoplasty will leave you flat, tight, and looking and feeling much better about yourself. Most women describe the results as life changing.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Please understand this more involved surgery addresses both the loose skin and umbilicus.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tummy tuck

Skin shrinking devices and techniques are generally alot of hype and can only deliver very modest amounts of skin contraction.
Therefore a tummy tuck is the only consistent way to achieve elimination of loose abdominal skin.

In brief: Tummy tuck

Skin shrinking devices and techniques are generally alot of hype and can only deliver very modest amounts of skin contraction.
Therefore a tummy tuck is the only consistent way to achieve elimination of loose abdominal skin.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Give it time

As some amount of skin shrinkage may continue for several months.
If you have significant loose skin or large amount of stretch marks you may require a tummy tuck.

In brief: Give it time

As some amount of skin shrinkage may continue for several months.
If you have significant loose skin or large amount of stretch marks you may require a tummy tuck.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Mini tummy tuck

You sound like a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck that removes this skin without undergoing a full tummy tuck.
This still leaves you with a smaller incision in the bikini line. Generally the quality of your skin after being stretch by pregnancy cannot shrink after minimally invasive (i.e. Liposuction) or non-invasive techniques. You plastic surgeon can give you your best options.

In brief: Mini tummy tuck

You sound like a good candidate for a mini-tummy tuck that removes this skin without undergoing a full tummy tuck.
This still leaves you with a smaller incision in the bikini line. Generally the quality of your skin after being stretch by pregnancy cannot shrink after minimally invasive (i.e. Liposuction) or non-invasive techniques. You plastic surgeon can give you your best options.
Dr. Tito Vasquez
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Skin tightening

If you have allowed enough time for your skin to snap back into shape on its own, your muscles are toned, and the skin is still loose, it sounds like it has been stretched beyond the point of recovery.
You likely also have stretch marks, which is a sign of this. The only remedy is to have the skin surgically tightened - which means an abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck").

In brief: Skin tightening

If you have allowed enough time for your skin to snap back into shape on its own, your muscles are toned, and the skin is still loose, it sounds like it has been stretched beyond the point of recovery.
You likely also have stretch marks, which is a sign of this. The only remedy is to have the skin surgically tightened - which means an abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck").
Dr. Robert Stroup
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tummy Tuck

This is a very common problem. Removing excess skin while tightening the underlying muscles and performing some liposuction to improve the contour of your waist (all components of a full abdominoplasty) can safely and effectively address the issues that you have developed.

In brief: Tummy Tuck

This is a very common problem. Removing excess skin while tightening the underlying muscles and performing some liposuction to improve the contour of your waist (all components of a full abdominoplasty) can safely and effectively address the issues that you have developed.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tummy tuck

If you've had several children and have excess skin around belly button, a tummy tuck is usually the only option.

In brief: Tummy tuck

If you've had several children and have excess skin around belly button, a tummy tuck is usually the only option.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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