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Other names: Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen, Tummy tuck.

Is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightening of the abdominal muscles (called also tummy tuck). It is not usually need for health reasons, but a cosmetic surgery. In most cases restores weakened or separated muscle, creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

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I would suggest to wait until the infection has been treated because there is the potential risk of wound infection if the infection is transferred from the vagina to the wound.

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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

This is a frequently asked question, and the answer is yes. The body's tissues are able to stretch and relax to accommodate the growing baby, despite the previous tightening of the stomach muscles as part of the tummy tuck. Finally, a future tummy tuck is still often possible at a later date if needed

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Dr. Marc Pacifico

Plastic Surgeon

Tunbridge Wells

It is a very individual process. I performed an abdominoplasty and breast reduction on a 68 year lady last week, no drains, went home the day after and who is back to almost normal activity 10 days later and able to drive with normal posture. I have other patients that have struggle to gain normal posture by 2 weeks who are much younger. At the end of the day it depends on how fit and well you are to start, what is being done and how you recover from operations. For patients who are anxious it is best to talk to previous patients and maybe you should ask your surgeon to put you in touch with previous patients so that you can get more of an idea first hand.

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Dr. Gary Ross

Plastic Surgeon

Manchester

Most surgeons use 2 drains which can come out after a few days.

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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

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