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Tummy Tuck in Baltimore: Three Common Questions about the Procedure


A recent article posted at features the story of author and television host Daphne Oz and how she dealt with baby weight:

When Daphne Oz brought her daughter home from the hospital in February, she also brought along a very unexpected addition: her baby belly.

In the November/December issue of Fitness magazine, the new mom to Philomena Bijou admits what surprised her most about motherhood was her body after baby.

“You still look six months pregnant,” Oz, 28, says. “Your body does not instantly bounce back.”

And the surprises weren’t over. When Oz — who doesn’t own a scale — went for a postpartum check up, she was in for a second shock.

“I thought I knew where I’d be when I went for my first doctor appointment a few weeks after giving birth. I’d lost only 10 pounds!” she recalls.

Celebrities are humans, after all. Anyone can have a loose or pooching tummy after pregnancy, even co-host of ABC cooking talk show The Chew and Relish author Daphne Oz. If you recently went through pregnancy yourself and are very much bothered about your bulging belly, a tummy tuck can remove your excess skin and fat so you can have the flatter, firmer tummy you want to see. With the help of a Baltimore tummy tuck surgeon, you can get your firm, feminine curves back in no time at all.

What happens during a tummy tuck procedure?

During a tummy tuck procedure, the underlying stomach muscles are repaired and tightened, and the abdominal skin redraped. For best results, tummy tuck procedures are often performed with another cosmetic procedure such as liposuction. Note that a tummy tuck is not a weight reduction tool—an ideal candidate for the procedure will be someone in good health with good skin elasticity, but has loose skin or fat deposit in the body’s middle section.


Does a tummy tuck patient require an overnight stay following the procedure?

Tummy tucks are generally an outpatient procedure. This procedure is best suited for patients whose excess skin and fat are limited to the area below the belly button. However, if your problem and surgical site extends above the belly button, you may be required to stay at the hospital overnight.

What is the recovery time for tummy tuck?

Patients are recommended to take at least two weeks off work. Depending on the extent of your procedure, you might want to make sure that you have help for the first week after your surgery.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact a Baltimore, MD tummy tuck doctor for more information.

(Source: Daphne Oz: Not Bouncing Back After Baby Was a Shock,, October 27, 2014)

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