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natasharemital
one year ago
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Is tummy tuck my only option?

I had twins 4 years ago, and have been left with this very wrinkly saggy belly button area. Is there any surgeries or procedures other than a tummy tuck? I’m not sure if I’m done having children yet, and aren’t looking for something as invasive. I’m not worried about scars, or even the rest of my belly, just the navel area for now.

Procedure: Tummy Tuck
Location: Stoney creek, ON - Canada

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Hossein Abdali
ASPS Int. Surgeon

the best treatment for you is tummy Tuck that scar will be remain

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Daniel Allan

Thrre is no alternative to surgery. Don't do anything until your childbearing is complete.

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Omer Ozerdem
ASPS Int. Surgeon

The best solution is tummy tuck (with liposuction and possible fascial plication).

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Agree with the other surgeons here. The operation that will get you the best results is an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) where the excess skin is removed and the space between the rectucs muscle (diastasis) is stitched together (plication.)

Other options include liposuction with an RF energy device. The problem with this is that you may get some improvement, or it could end up looking much worse and becomes hard to correct.

In addition, if you have any of these procedures and have children after the procedure, you will most likely need a revision operation.

Please meet with a board certified plastic surgeon to go over all of your options.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Abdominoplasty is not your only solution but it is the best solution. You can go through pregnancy after abdominoplasty but you may need a revision afterwards and that is why some advice waiting until you are through with pregnacies. Liposuction alone should help but you will have even more loose skin and this will not repair your diastasis. You are not going to like it and I would not like it either so I would not recommend it. See a local board certified plastic surgeon for consultation.

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