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How Long Do Tummy Tuck Stitches Last?

Sally Hi....I am just over 2 weeks post op tummy tuck. My internal muscles did have some diastis and needed to be sutured back. My main concern is the longevity of the sutures. My doctor says they last a lifetime. I am an active 45 yr. old runner. I also use some weights and definitely work on my core. I am so concerned that the core workouts and abs exercises will bust my sutures. I would love to hear of [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:46:06+00:00 December 25th, 2014|stitches, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Over 3 Weeks With Tummy Tuck Drains

Cindy Ok, so I had my tummy tuck on May 12, 2010 (almost a month ago now) and I still have the drainage tube in on the right side!!! I'm so frustrated right now, it hurts so badly just sitting with this thing in me!! It stings so bad and it is so uncomfortable, the output is at about 30 cc's but I really want it taken out immediately!! Also, every time I tell my doctor about something I had [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:45:31+00:00 December 25th, 2014|surgical drains, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy Tuck Drains Taken Out Too Soon

The following question from our forum is from a woman who has surgical drains from her tummy tuck operation that were removed too soon according to her doctor. Her doctor's medical assistant is the one who removed them. Date: 06/12/2010 Submitted by: Michele I had my right JP drainage tube taken out on Monday June 7, 2010 and my doctor was very upset with me because he thinks it was too soon to have it taken out (the medical assistant [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:44:57+00:00 December 25th, 2014|surgical drains, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy Tuck Drains Coming Out

The following question from our forum is from a woman who has surgical drains from her tummy tuck operation that are coming out by themselves. Each movement she makes causes them to wiggle out a little bit more and she is wondering what to do if they come completely out. Date: 06/19/2010 Submitted by: Michele I am 10 day post op full abdominoplasty. So far so good except these drain tubes giving me fits. The right one is out to [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:44:20+00:00 December 25th, 2014|complications, surgical drains, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Am I A Good Candidate For A Tummy Tuck?

The following question from our forum is from a man who is wondering if he is a good candidate for a tummy tuck operation. He had had prior surgeries which have left him with scars on his stomach. Date: 06/22/2010 Submitted by: Lennon Hi there... Thank you for all the information on your website! So here is the deal... I am a 28 year old male in need of some advice on abdominoplasty. I have had several back surgeries in [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:43:46+00:00 December 25th, 2014|before tummy tuck, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Liquid In Abdomen After Tummy Tuck

The following question from our forum is from a woman who still feels liquid in her abdomen 6 weeks after having a tummy tuck operation in her country. She is wondering if her body will absorb the liquid or have a doctor remove it. Date: 06/27/2010 Submitted by: Ana I had a tummy tuck done in my country 6 weeks ago, came back to us 3 weeks later I still felt liquid in my abdomen, what are the risk, if [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:43:03+00:00 December 25th, 2014|complications, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy Tuck Surgical Drain Problem

The following question from our forum is from a man who is having problems with his surgical drain following a tummy tuck operation. The drainage fluid is not going into the drain tubing and bulb like it is suppose to but rather coming out of the hole where the surgeon inserted the tubing into his skin. Date: 07/01/2010 Submitted by: Chris I had a mini complex abdominoplasty yesterday and had one drain put in. Almost all of my draining has [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:42:17+00:00 December 25th, 2014|complications, surgical drains, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy Tuck Cost In The USA

The following question from our forum is from a woman who wants to know how much a tummy tuck would cost in the United States. She doesn't have a credit card or insurance and would like to pay in cash. Date: 07/19/2010 Submitted by: Nene I want to have a tummy tuck in the United states. I do not have credit card nor insurance and will prefer to pay cash before the surgery. What is the total cost? Please advise [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:41:42+00:00 December 25th, 2014|cost, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tummy Tuck Bloating

The following post from our forum is from a woman who had a tummy tuck and now experiences bloating after every meal. She is wondering if this is normal or if there is something wrong. Date: 08/15/2010 Submitted by: Rika Hello: It's been 2 months since my abdominalplasty with lipo. When I wake up in the morning my stomach is flat but throughout the day every time I eat my stomach blows up. Is this normal? I feel like I [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:41:08+00:00 December 25th, 2014|swelling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finding A Good Tummy Tuck Doctor

The following post from our forum is from a woman who is looking for a good Tummy Tuck doctor who won't "mess her up". Date: 08/17/2010 Submitted by: Debbie I really want to get a tummy tuck done but trying to find a good md that does payment plans is hard to find and I really want a good md that would not mess me up. RESPONSE Date: 08/17/2010 Submitted by: Tanner Debbie, Finding a good plastic surgeon is a [...]

By | 2014-12-25T11:40:35+00:00 December 25th, 2014|before tummy tuck, Uncategorized|0 Comments