Tummy Tuck Questions & Answers

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It's a new year and though I would like to think I could successfully achieve the same results through diet and exercise (ha!), I would love to find out more about "mommy makeovers"--specifically what I could expect pri...
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I'm looking for more information on mommy makeovers. I specifically want to know if it involves a great deal of surgery. I'm somewhat interested in getting one but I'm also a little surgery-shy. How much of a complete m...
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No matter how much I try saving up for a mommy makeover, I still can't afford it. Are there doctors offering cheaper packages?
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The traditional tummy tuck gets rid of both the fat and the skin, but I don't know if laser tummy tuck does the same thing. I know how a laser functions and I don't understand if it has any result with the sagging skin....
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My doctor says compression garments don't have any impact on the Tummy Tuck outcome and that I should avoid them. They are a bit of an ordeal but I wouldn't say no to wearing them if I knew they were really necessary. I...
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I've read that the results of a tummy tuck will last an entire lifetime but don't know how true that is for everyone. I know my sister had one about 5 years ago and, well, let's be polite and just say you would never kn...
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I've encountered many difficulties as a stay-at-home mom, culminating with a recent divorce that made things worse. My financial situation got extreme, and I had to start it all over again. This had a terrible impact on...
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I'm 11 days post-op and my swelling still doesn't show any signs of going down. How long until the majority of the swelling goes away?
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How much does a mommy makeover cost? I know that prices can be very different depending on the area you live in, but I'm just looking for the average cost of such a procedure. My husband is worried we're gonna be broke ...
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My job is very demanding and skipping work days is something I almost never get to do. I work 7 days a week and travel to different countries for business meetings every few days. My entire team depends on me every day ...
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Is it normal to experience hot flashes two days after undergoing a mommy makeover? I had a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and armslipo. I'm worried that my body has had a negative reaction to this extreme surgery. My doctor...
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I want to restore my looks to the way they were before I got pregnant but the thought of going under the knife really scares me. Except I might not have any other options, I've tried losing weight but things only got wo...
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If I have this procedure done, how long until I am able to workout again? Are there any types of special exercises that are recommended to recover quicker from a mommy makeover? I feel like it will be very tough for me ...
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I’m 5’5” and weigh 147 pounds. I exercise frequently and have a relatively healthy diet. Over the past year, I have lost 15 pounds. I plan on losing another 10-15 pounds. Would you recommend I continue to diet and exerc...
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I am in the market for a tummy tuck and in doing my research I have seen you can have a tummy tuck with or without a drain. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a drain vs not having a drain? Thank you.
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I have had six children and I am a very active, fairly fit 40 year old mom. I had hernia repair surgery the summer of 2017. My hernia seems to be back in full force. I was not even aware diastasis recti was a thing unti...
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I am 12 months post op from a tummy tuck. Over the past 6 weeks, I've had a spot of swelling right above my belly button that has gotten worse. I've been checked by my plastic surgeon and PCM for a seroma, they found no...
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I had a tummy tuck, abdominal wall repair, umbilical hernia repair with belly button removal 4 months ago. For the past month I’ve had a constant pain sometimes sharp pooling and tightness on my right side th...
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Is it worth getting a tummy tuck for a c-section pouch, if you plan on having more kids later on? I have only had one kid but plan on having more in the future but my c-section pouch is horrible.
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Hello. 5 months ago I had my 3rd son AND my 3rd c-section. My last c-section was performed by a resident with little to no experience when the doctor was called from the room for an emergency. The scare is unlike any ...
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Hi, I had a tummy tuck 3 weeks ago. I had a seroma drained 200ml last week. It’s coming again now. Is it normal and what do I have to do? Also, I have a 1cm long on the scar that hasn't healed, I asked my doctor ...
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I’d really like to get surgery on my belly button so that I can have an innie but I’m afraid it’ll cost too much.
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I'm 1 year 8 Months post-op and my swelling still doesn't show any signs of going down. How long until the majority of the swelling goes away?
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I am 6 days post up, tummy tuck and breast augmentation. When I get up to walk I’m out breathe right away. I feel lots of pressure on my lower abdomen but specially on the side where my drain is placed. I noticed ...
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The doctor has already drained itbut the incisionis still ugly and I still have a pocket of fluid now. Where do I go from here? Do I need another surgery or is there something I need to wear?Are there certain exercises ...
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i am having a full tummy tuck with no muscle tightening. Will I have the same tightness and trouble standing/walking upright post surgery as someone that had the tummy tuck with muscle tightening?
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I am 8 months post-op from tummy tuck surgery. I am not have with my results because I look like I'm pregnant. I do not have the flat stomach I thought I would. Is it possible I'm still swollen, or is this likely my fin...
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I knowduring my surgery I had my muscles tightened and several things are trying to heal at once. I am not trying to rush any of the healing process but I am out of antibiotic and nearly finished with pain medication. I...
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