Depends if you correct a hernia with the “tummy tuck” and/or do Lipo Sculpture with the procedure. Usually, you get a tight feeling and not as much pain. It may be a little uncomfortable in the first few weeks as you may be bent forward for a bit. Most of my patients have little pain and more tightness. I always do liposuction with the procedure to get the best waist possible and often correct hernias all from the low bikini line incision.
2017 treatments include the use of the Icon laser with the 1540 laser adapter.This laser can return some of the elastic fibers back to near normal by building new collagen.You can go to drbafitis.com and look under icon laser for examples.
After 3 to 4 of these treatments coupled with medical grade hyalauronic acid moisturizers,we often add medical microneedling with a patients own blood PRP....for resistant areas.
Expect about a 55 to 85%reduction that is permanent,until the next pregnancy arrives!
We have come a long way and the results are certainly MUCH improved than even 3 years ago.
You can do PRP first then wait 3 weeks for the collagen stimulating effects to begin, then do your fillers, OR do the reverse.
We are using PRP and autologous fat to create a stem cell stimulating emulsion filler that lasts for up to 4 to 5 years. It is called ALMI, for autologous lipocyte micronized injection. We are very excited with our early results, done with the patient awake!