Tummy Tuck Questions & Answers

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Should I be worried that I have a seroma around the incision area of my tummy tuck? It’s been 20 days since surgery and I want to make sure I understand if it’s a serious problem, or if other complications can arise as...
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My weight loss over the past year has been close to 100 pounds. I am getting a tummy tuck to help with my loose skin but will that also help with my stretch marks? I hope that it does but if it doesn’t should I add ano...
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I had my tummy tuck over 3 months ago, and my pubic area (mons I think it’s called), is significantly higher than it was pre surgery. My doctor told me this was a possibility but I thought he said it was uncommon for i...
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I have a scar from my C Section but do not know how to get rid of it. Some people say a tummy tuck works but then now I am seeing that I can just get a scar revision. Is that just a way to fix the scar without touching...
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I understand that if I get liposuction and I am substantially over weight then I most likely will need to tighten my skin with a tummy tuck. But, are there any cases where people do not need both procedures? Like if I...
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I expected that I would be sore, feel tightness, and be uncomfortable for a few weeks, but is a month post-op normal? I feel like I’m making really slow progress each day and I hoped that by now I would more limber. I ...
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How long do I have to wear a tummy tuck binder after the procedure? I have had it on for a day now but I am more comfortable without it. Can I take it off without ruining anything? I do not want to do any unnecessary d...
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It’s been more than a month since my procedures and I have a burning sensation around the areas that were worked on. Is that normal or should I be worried. I’m the type of person that worries about even the smallest th...
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Do the two procedures need to be done at separate times, or is it okay to have both done together? The reason I want to know is that I think I would benefit from having both. I’m not really overweight, but I can’t seem...
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I am a 39-year-old 5ft 7in male and need to thin out my mid section. My weight hovers around 30 pounds over weight. Would you recommend a liposuction or abdominoplasty? I honestly do not understand the difference and w...
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After my 3rd and final child 2 years ago, I can’t seem to get rid of the extra weight in my midsection. I eat right and do plenty of exercise, so it’s very frustrating. Is a tummy tuck the best option for someone in my...
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My mind is pretty much made up… I want a tummy tuck. I know it’s a major decision but I’ve done my research and I think it’s time! One of my last questions is how long it usually takes to fully recover from tummy tuck ...
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Basically, I've just got too much extra weight on and around my stomach and I've been losing at the diet and exercise game because of events in my personal life. Even though it's superficial, I think taking care of the...
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I know that having a tummy tuck won’t necessarily help with weight loss. However, I was wondering if it was typical to lose a few pounds after surgery, especially with all of the excess skin being removed. If so how mu...
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Is it possible to have all three completed on the same day? I know a lot of doctors refer to this as a “mommy makeover” but is it recommended (and is it safe) to have a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lipo done dur...
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Is there any risk of me waking up before the surgery is over? This is my main concern. A mommy makeover surgery probably lasts very long.
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I don't mean exactly right away, but maybe only a few days apart. I want to get it done as soon as possible.
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Once I get my mommy makeover surgery, how long can I expect to be in recovery mode? Most importantly, how long will it take following my mommy makeover before I'm able to do things like light housework, light gardening...
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I had some strong reactions to Codeine the last time I took it, and I'm not sure my body can deal with it very well. Are there other meds for pain control that could help me in my recovery?
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I had a TT a month ago and, now, a few of my dissolvable stitches started to come out. I'm not sure if I should remove them or not. Can I just cut the exposed part? It's starting to get a bit annoying. They didn't caus...
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Is it a good idea to have a liposuction now, and then get a tummy tuck later? In the meantime, I started dieting and exercising. However, not much progress yet.
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I had a tummy tuck about five years after I had my second daughter. I wasn't planning on having any more children which was why I had the procedure done at that particular time. Last month, I had a pregnancy scare. I'm...
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I don't think it's just a normal swelling since it's been 4 months since the tummy tuck. It may not be as visible from the photo, but I have an abscess above the incision line. Should I worry? I have already conta...
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I'm trying to understand the difference between liposuction and a tummy tuck because I need to know which one would be best suited for my situation. My situation is that I have a 'spare tire' where my waist should be! ...
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Is there a set period of time I have to observe if I'm considering pregnancy but had a tummy tuck procedure done about 3 months ago? If there is, what is it? Also, I'm 30 years old, in case that makes a difference in y...
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If it's a bad idea at all, just how bad an idea would it be for me to consider having both a mommy makeover and a Brazilian butt lift procedure performed during the same surgery session? I am wondering if the negatives...
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Does Laser skin tightening work well with minimal loose skin on belly? I just have some fat rolls when I sit or bend down, nothing too dramatic, but still annoying. I don't want to suck in my belly every time someone c...
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I did some calculating and I'm pretty sure my mommy makeover will take place in the middle of my menstrual cycle. Does this matter? Can I wear internal tampons? I don't know how long the surgery will be. It may take a ...
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My belly fat and skin situation is at the level on which I can grab it with my hand, and I'm not happy about it at all. I used to have firm skin and was at an ideal weight, but I gained 20 pounds during the last 4 mont...
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