Questions & Answers

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What is a tummy tuck?

What won’t a tummy tuck do?

How long are the scars and where are they located?

Would liposuction along with the tummy tuck help optimize my results?

Do I need to stop smoking? If so, when?

Do I need to stop any medications I am currently taking?

How much discomfort should I expect and what can I take to relieve the pain?

Do I need help after surgery? How long is the recovery period?

When can I return to work?

When can I resume regular activity such as exercise and sex?

What is a mini tummy tuck and who is a candidate for it?

What are the complications/risks associated with tummy tucks?

Is pregnancy after a tummy tuck safe?

What type of anesthesia will I have? Is the anesthesiologist board certified?

Are tummy tuck results permanent?

Does a male tummy tuck differ from a female tummy tuck?

Are there stitches to be removed after surgery?

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