Will recovery be easier with no MR? (photo)
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Exparel Makes Tummy Tucks More Comfortable
Exparel is a very long-acting local anesthetic that works great. It lasts approximately 3 or more days following injection. This is the same length of time that a pain pump lasts and will therefore take the place of a pain pump. This means patients can enjoy the same effect of a pain pump, but without any catheters and no pain pump to carry around plus decreases spasm of muscles after a tummy tuck.
Exparel will be available for those concerned about minimizing discomfort after surgeries such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
Exparel costs the same as a pain pump and produces the same result but with less hassle. I use if in virtually all of my tummy tuck patients.
Do I Need Muscle Repair. I Had Gastric Surgery 7 Years Ago. Is Muscle Repair Worth It re Pain?
I don't think you need to wait until the operation is in progress to make a decision to have a muscle repair. It is a standard component of a tummy tuck and gives the look and result that women expect to have.
Muscle repair with tummy tuck
- Your photos strongly suggest that your abdominal muscles are weak.
- Or something else is causing your mid-abdomen to protrude.
- Fibroids for instance can do this. Have a GYN exam before any surgery.
- Removing only the excess skin - instead of a muscle repair and skin removal tummy tuck is fine, if all you want is the lower edge of loose skin removed.
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Should I have a Muscle Repair or Not
In my opinion I do believe that you'll have great results with the tummy tuck and the MS (muscle repair) this will correct the protruded abdomen. The pain and discomfort is expected but there's always medications that can help ease all that.
Muscle repair during abdominoplasty as little to recovery
There is a slight bulge in the lower abdomen and some fat. A good diagnosis of the muscle conditions and the proper surgery would give you an excellent result. Without examination and discussion with you about the desired results, it is very difficult to advise. Removing the apron is simple and recovery is quick. But the bulge would not improve, and the central midline depression would not improve.
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