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Do you recommend having a Tummy Tuck if I want to have kids?

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I has a partial hysterectomy and the dr made a small incision along the top of my pubic hair and it turend out really nice, kinda like a smiley face. Over they years, it now has some skin that kind droops down over it just a bit at the top... I would like to know if there is any skin tightening procedure or exercises to tighten or lift this skin or if I need a tummy tuck?

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There are no exercises hat tighten skin. I do not think you need a full tummy tuck but a small scar revision with a minimal amount of skin removal can be done and the recovery is short. See a local plastic surgeon and the can take care of it for you

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After a car accident in 2010, I gained nearly 40 pounds, and lost a fair amount of muscle mass, due to forced inactivity. I had always been extremely thin and very fit (5'6", 95-100 pounds, marathon runner). After years of recovery and physical therapy, I am able to be mobile again, though not to the degree I was. I have lost 35 pounds in the past 5 months and find that I have been left with mildly loose skin at the sides of my upper abdomen -- from breasts to hips -- but it's not at all mild when I sit! It looks like I have a roll of fat, but it's just loose skin, hanging from my sides.  Of course, I am grateful to be alive and to be in better health than I have been for a few years, but I am horrified by this. Never before in my life have I had such a body. My abdomen was always perfectly tight and flat before.  I expect that you're going to tell me that this loose skin won't magically "shrink" in the coming months. (Unfortunately, I'm no kid. I'm 53. But might even a little of that excess skin shrink, despite my age?) Since the laxity is superior to the hip bones, I doubt I will be a candidate for an abdominoplasty. Is that right? Any other ways to fix this? I and my newly flabby mid-section appreciate your help!

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Actually you are likely still a candidate for a tummy tuck. We normal release the skin all the way up to the lowest ribs so that skin can likely be pulled down tighter than it is at present. There is still hope, but an in person consultation with a plastic surgeon is needed to make sure. I doubt that the skin will shrink on its own though.

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I'm looking to have the doggie ears fixed from a prior tummy tuck procedure wth another doctor.. Can you tell me if there is a charge for the consultation?

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please call the office and let them know we have communicated on the website and I will waive the consultation fee. Please speak with Sandie, the office manger directly.