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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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It is always best to be in good health before undergoing any surgery that is not absolutely necessary. I am sure your GP can give you something to resolve it and then you will recover much better after your surgery

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Gerard Lambe

Plastic Surgeon

Wilmslow

Yes, a normal pregnancy is possible after abdominoplasty. From the cosmetic point it is however advisable to have the abdominoplasty after family planning is complete.

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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

Hello. That depends on your fitness and the type of abdominoplasty. Age itself is not so much a factor as associated medical problems. The term abdominoplasty is being used for different operations by different people and can range from removal of some excess skin from your abdomen to massive tissue undermining including thighs abdomen and back. As a very rough guide I would say the recovery to return to moderate activities for your age can range between two weeks and two months and would average at about 3-4 weeks. Contraindications can be serious medical problems, some types of scars on your abdomen or unrealistic expectations.

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Mr. Hagen Schumacher

Plastic Surgeon

Huntingdon

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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