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Will a tummy tuck help my stomach?
Will a tummy tuck give me flat abs?
Some people will get "flat" abs, some get a very nice slightly "s" shaped abs (side view), and some larger people may only expect to see a smaller version of themselves, with perhaps an improvement in shape.
Let me be gentle but honest. You would be best suited to be done with having children. Second tummy tucks are possible, but difficult technically.
Secondly, your shape, size, and likely BMI are such that you would best be served with weight loss. I would advise doing this under medical supervision, and exercise should also be part of it.
I gave a link to my site so the various outcomes you may see in larger patients
All the best.
I want a mommy makeover. Will a tummy tuck help my stomach?
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Tummy tuck but having more kids
- If you plan more children, do not get a tummy tuck with muscle repair now.
- If your tummy skin is stretched, it can be reduced with a skin-only tummy tuck.
- Sadly, a tummy tuck cannot give you a flat tummy - you are overweight with lots of internal fat.
- This fat - around liver and other organs - makes your tummy bulge out.
- Discuss with your plastic surgeon whether abdominal liposuction and removal of excess skin, using the fat for buttock augmentation - and a breast lift are a reasonable approach for you.
- Finally - I hate to say this but as a doctor I care about your health - being fat makes people sick and die young. Please please focus on getting your weight down with calorie restriction and increased activity - or if you are a candidate, bariatric surgery. Discuss this with your regular doctor.
- If you lose weight, you will have much better results from any surgery.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes
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Will tummy tuck help my stomach?
I do not think you will benefit much from mini-tummy tuck.
The result of both the full and mini-tummy tuck may become "un-done" by future pregnancy.
Please consult a board-certified plastic surgeon.
I recommend you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to further explore your options and to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure.