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Can Plastic Surgery Fix my Torn Stomach Muscles and Umbilical Hernia?

I have had 5 kids and I have an umbilical hernia and my stomach muscles are split down the middle.  There is a two inch separation. I have some... READ MORE

Can You Fix Tummy Muscles Without Surgery?

I was told by a plastic surgeon I have severe separation of the abdominal muscles and should seek surgery. Is it possible to fix these muscles without? READ MORE

Can I Get 6-Pack Abs After Tummy Tuck?

Can Someone Have a Tummy Tuck and Still Manage to Get a 6 Pack After It? READ MORE

Getting Rid of Loose Skin Without Muscle Tightening

I have lost weight and now have loose skin on my belly. I am trying to find out the best way to get rid of this. I thought that tummy tucks were... READ MORE

WIll Exercise Further Damage Ab Muscles if They Are Seperated?

I previously had extremely tight ab muscles so I think damage to my ab muscles has occured after my second child's birth (c-section, 9 lbs./11oz... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Recovery and Necrosis Risk Due to Smoking?

I have a Tummy Tuck scheduled in 7 wks. I used to be a smoker for many years but now only smoke socially (10 a month if that). I smoked a few the... READ MORE

Insurance Coverage for Muscle Repair from C-sections Damage?

I have had four C-sections and have a few areas in my muscle wall that need to be repaired, beyond cosmetic issues. I am only about 10 pounds over my... READ MORE

Split Abdominal Muscles Preventing Abs from Toning?

I have been working out a lot and have great muscle definition on my legs, butt and upper arms. However, it has made no difference to my abdominal... READ MORE

Is Tummy Tuck Without Muscle Repair Possible for Weight Loss Patients?

I've lost over 100 lbs. and want to get rid of this extra skin. I also want children. I've read about women who've gotten pregnant after a... READ MORE

Could Muscles Have Relaxed After Tummy Tuck?

I am 6 weeks post FTT with diastasis recti & umbilical hernia repair. My abdomen is still very swollen. I still wear my compression garment w/a... READ MORE

Strengthen Abdominal Muscles Before Tummy Tuck?

Is it better to strengthen your stomach muscles prior to having a tummy tuck, or should you wait until after the surgery? READ MORE

Should I Wait to Lose 10lbs Before Having Tummy Tuck?

I am scheduled to have a Tummy Tuck in about one month. I still have roughly 10 lbs to lose (5'7", 150 lbs). Should I reschedule surgery to a... READ MORE

5 Weeks Post-op Tummy Tuck and I Feel Pouchy Again - Swelling or Stretched Muscles?

I'm Almost 5 Weeks Post Op Tummy Tuck and I Feel Pouchy Again...How Can I Tell That Its Swelling or my Stomach Muscles Pouching? When I use to... READ MORE

What Are the Criteria for NHS to Cover Tummy Tuck?

I am just after my third Cesarean section and my stomach has a large over hang which is dead muscle. I have tried everything to get it back into... READ MORE

Will I Get a Good Result from Tummy Tuck?

I have had 6 babies who are all over 9 lbs, and have major muscle seperation. I have hated my stomach since having my first child, and wish to get it... READ MORE

Repairing Reccurring Incisional Hernia with Tummy Tuck?

I have a reccurring incisional hernia repair with mesh and severed right lower quadrant stomach muscle can this be repaired and a tummy tuck... READ MORE

12 Days After Tummy Tuck - Did I Tear My Muscle Repair?

12 days post op and i don't feel tight and able to laugh with no pain, but, still hurts to sneeze.. did i tear my MR? READ MORE

Does Abdominal Muscle Work After Tummy Tuck?

I've manage to gain some weight back after having a tummy tuck 3 years ago. Relaxed, my abs show a slight bulge now. Are there specific exercises I... READ MORE

Why Do Abdominal Muscles Get Tight for Hours then Loosen?

Had tummy tuck two weeks ago. Everything will be fine then all of a sudden the ab muscles tighten (tense) up for hours. Nothing relaxes this you just... READ MORE

Does Plication During Tummy Tuck Strengthen Abdominal Wall?

I am considering abdominoplasty, but the abdominal plication is more important to me. I have had gastric bypass, I have lost 200 pounds, and have had... READ MORE

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