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No Muscle Tightening After Tummy Tuck?

I had a Tummy Tuck about a year ago. My tummy is functionally satisfactory; the apron is gone but cosmetically less so. My flanks bulge and the... READ MORE

Is It Normal to Not Get Muscle Repair During a Tummy Tuck?

I'm 33 years old, 5'3, 154 lbs and have had 3 children with the last being a c-section. I was told that I wouldn't get any muscle repair... READ MORE

Should Stomach Muscles Always Be Tightened During a Tummy Tuck?

I'm scheduled for a full TT with some lipo and BA. I've had 4 pregnancies but my stomach muscles have not separated, only a fingertip space... READ MORE

Muscle Repair Vs Fascia Tightening

When have a tummy tuck procedure done what is the difference between muscle repair and fascia tightening and which has the best results? READ MORE

Is it Wise to Return to Work 10 Days After Tummy Tuck Surgery?

I am a 46 y/o healthy woman, with no history of pregnancies. I want a breast lift/reduction and a tummy tuck. would like to have them done together to... READ MORE

4 Weeks Post-tummy Tuck and I Noticed That the Upper Mid Ab Bulges - Normal?

4 weeks post-tummy tuck with muscle repair. My belly button area is tight and flat, but the upper middle section of my abs are not, the definition is... READ MORE

Is the Muscles Tightened in a Tummy Tuck Using the Avelar Method?

Is the Avelar method the same as lipo-assisted adominoplasty?  After having six children, I was not able to get all the fat removed from my tummy... READ MORE

What is a Modified Tummy Tuck?

What is a modified tt and can that procedure tighten muscle above and below belly button? READ MORE

How Long Until I DOn't Have The Risk Of Popping The Stitches On my Stomach Muscles?

I know it's probably unlikely but after my Board Certified plastic surgeon said "I was a very complicated case", "I was concerned... READ MORE

How Are the Muscles Tightened in a Tummy Tuck?

After the tummy tuck, will the muscles respond better to exercise? READ MORE

Can I Have a Baby Post Diastasis Recti Repair/tummy Tuck?

I had a diastasis recti repair and tummy tuck approx 9 years ago. My husband and I are discussing having another baby. Is this possible for me? If so,... READ MORE

Weight Lifting After Tummy Tuck?

I am 3 weeks post op. Had my full TT and muscle tightening. My youngest child is 2 years old and weight about 20 lbs. By when and how long can I start... READ MORE

6 weeks post op Tummy Tuck, why I am bulging in the upper abdominal? (photos)

I am SIX WEEKS post tummy tuck…I am very worried about my upper abdominal protruding, I had muscle tightening and NO liposuction…saw my doctor tod... READ MORE

Will Muscle Tightening During TT Help with Hour Glass Figure?(photo)

Just wanted some information so I can talk to my plastic surgeon better and make a choice if this is the Dr for me He said would fix muscle... READ MORE

Was told by surgeon that pulling abdominal muscles very tight during TT would not affect Pelvic Floor Prolapse Issues, true?

My obgyn and physical therapist said it would be okay that I have a tummy tuck despite some of my mild pelvic floor prolapse issues. During a consult... READ MORE

Expected Outcome Without Muscle Tighting

How different is the final look if I decide to forego the muscle tightening with a full tummy tuck? My biggest concern is loose skin and post... READ MORE

Having a Tummy Tuck to Tighten the Abdominal Muscle. Will This Help with Back Pain?

Scoliosis Causes back pain. After having children there is muscle loss in the abdominal region. Would having a tummy tuck to tighten these muscle help... READ MORE

What is the Longest Drain Tubes Can Be Kept in Post Op Tummy Tuck?

It's been 30 days post op tummy tuck and lipo, my abdominal were also tightened. I had two drain tubes and one was removed 2weeks after surgery. The... READ MORE

Backaches after tummy tuck. Did the tightening of the stomach muscles cause this?

It s been 10 weeks p/o full tummy tuck > why does my back hurt so bad > if i sit or lay and when i walk it dont matter what i do i cant get rid... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck and Fat Grafting to Butt

Hello ive had two pregnancies and being thin at the time it made my stinach to protrude. I had a hernia repair with mesh but my stomach still... READ MORE

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