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Tummy Tuck Recovery

What is tummy tuck recovery generally like? If I get it done, what can I expect post-op care, checkups, pain? How long does complete recovery from a... READ MORE

Recommendation on Draining Seroma After Tummy Tuck?

Now 4 weeks post session, a seroma has developed (according to my dr.) I go weekly and she doesn't want to irrigate because of the risk of infection.... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Recovery Care?

What should I be doing as part of post-Tummy Tuck care (like showering, compression garment use, washing the binder, changing wound dressing, etc.)? READ MORE

Showers or Baths After Tummy Tuck?

I am scheduled for a tummy tuck. I take baths every night and was wondering if I need to refrain from that and switch to showering??!! READ MORE

Duration of Hospital Stay Post-Tummy Tuck?

I'm thinking of having a Tummy Tuck, and I was wondering, how long would I have to stay in the hospital after the procedure? READ MORE

Is It Possible to Wear Binder to Tight? Will Cause Your Feet to Tingle?

I'm 4 weeks po and at night when my swelling is the worst, I get pains all through my legs and my feet get cold and tingly. I was wondering if I... READ MORE

Should the Scabbing be Hard or Soft 1 Month Post-Op TT? (photo)

I have 3 spot's scabbing should I keep them covered with triple and bandages or let them dry and stay hard . My PS said every thing looks good and... READ MORE

How Do You Determine Proper Fit for Compression Garments & What Are the Consequences for Coming out of One Too Early?

I want to know what standard measure is there for the fit. They are suposed to be tight but what is "tight" and what is "too... READ MORE

Care After a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

I need to get some detailed information on how much care I will need about a tummy tuck with lipo . I am alone and in my middle 50s. READ MORE

5 Weeks Post Op Tummy Tuck and Incision Has Opened About 1/4 of an Inch. What Do I Do?

I'm 5 wks. post op tummy tuck and my scar does not hurt and seems to be healing well. I removed my surgical tape over the scar 2 days ago since it was... READ MORE

When Will I Be Able to Take Care of Kids Again After Tummy Tuck?

I provide day care for my brothers 2yr old son. I plan to have a full tummy tuck . Will I be able to resume care for him in week or two if I stay... READ MORE

How to Take Care of my Opening Incision After Tummy Tuck?

I had my Tummy tuck surgery May 1, 2013. How can I help my open incision? READ MORE

How to Care for Beginning Stage of Necrosis on Non Smoker Mid TT Incision? (photo)

Im 17 days PO and I think I have necrosis on my mid TT incision. Im 35, 5'3 158 lbs, nonsmoker, non-diabetic. full TT w/MR and lipo including inner... READ MORE

Could Distended Lower Abs After Tummy Tuck Be A Seroma?

I am 5 weeks post tummy tuck. My upper abs are very flat but right below my incision is extremely distended . It's as though I have a donut around... READ MORE

After a Tummy Tuck, Are There Any Long-term Dangers from Traumas to the Stomach, Such As from Impacts or Exercise?

When reading the description of tummy tuck surgery, I read that they "tighten" the muscles, which gives me the impression that something bad... READ MORE

4 Week Post-op - Burning/stinging Sensation on Right Side at End of Scar

Hi, I am coming along very nicely in my healing process. My scar and belly button look good. My question is that in the last few days I have been... READ MORE

Interacting with Children After Tummy Tuck

I am schedule for a Tummy Tuck soon, I have 2 babies ages 2 1/2 and 1 year old. I was told that I cannot lift anything over 10 lbs. for six weeks.... READ MORE

4 Weeks Post-op - Should I Still Be Wearing Padding Between my Binder and Scar?

I am still wearing padding (combine ABD Pad) between my biinder (which is rough) and my scar. How long I should do this for and could this be causing... READ MORE

Are Compression Garments Necessary After a TT with Lipo?

Are compression garments necessary after a tummy tuck and lipo? Do they cause ripples on your side? I'm 3 weeks postop from a TT with lipo to my... READ MORE

Best Scar Therapy Advice?

I'm sure you doctors all get asked this a lot but what's the best scar remedy? I read to apply vitamin e scar guard messages coco butter all sorts of... READ MORE

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