How to Get a Flat Stomach? Tummy Tuck or Exercise? | Dr. Rodriguez in Baltimore

Do you just need more exercise or do you need a tummy tuck? Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, a Yale-trained plastic surgeon, explains why sometimes no amount of exercise can make your stomach flat. He’ll also teach you how to do a self-examination on your rectus abdominis muscle to help determine if you have muscle separation.

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Ricardo L Rodriguez, MD
Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Baltimore, MD
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21 thoughts on “How to Get a Flat Stomach? Tummy Tuck or Exercise? | Dr. Rodriguez in Baltimore”

  1. Hello, i hope I can make this as clear to understand as possible. I had a constellation a few weeks ago. The doctor told me I was a good candidate for a tummy tuck. I also had lipo a suction about 13 years ago. He mentioned to me that he would take the extra skin off of my lower abdomen, but that the part of my stomach that is right under my breasts would not be able to be fixed by a tummy tuck because he said that is where it looks like I carry most of my stomach weight and that he wouldn't be able to pull the upper stomach muscles together back together unless I lost the weight there myself prior to the surgery of the tummy tuck. He said he not know for sure if he could repair/tighten pull the muscle or not until the surgery was actually being done to me. Does this sound right to you? please help with advice
    Thank you in advance

  2. You have explained this in a very clear and concise manner that I finally decided to have tummy tuck instead.
    I just had my second consultation yesterday and had decided on having liposuction instead because am just scared of major surgery and the recovery period.
    I will also have a boo job done at the same time because I will be lying on my back for both during the recovery period.
    You had convinced me so much to finally get it done because the entire afternoon I was so undecided as to what I should do.

  3. Thank you for the explanation, I wish I could see you but I'm in FL. I definitely need the surgery but I'm terrified. I had a ruptured appendix and they had to remove some of my intestines years ago.

  4. Hola Doctor I just had a TT 3 months to be exact as of today is my 3 mnths 2 days. I had been told by other youtubers that did this procedure as well and also bern told by my Doctor that I should give it 3 to 6 mths for results to show as far as my flat tummybut…3 months taking goof care and healthy eating habits now for 3 months I still don't see any changes for a flatter tummy I had a BBl &TT done same day, so….my question and doubt is….If I had my muscles "sowed"together and had some skin removed? why?? am I Not showing a leaner flatter stomach and mind you…I was told by Doctor he used canula before cutting and sewing muscles and cutting removing skin from tummy , why do I still look as if i only have a long cut and no tight flat tummy was I not properly closed sewn my muscles good enough??? if I am taking care of my self? by the way..I would like a revision but this time Would have you as my Surgeon.

  5. Hi doctor I previously had a tummy tuck but was so disappointed to find out muscle repair was not done I have had 9 children so it was definitely needed now I have a bulging belly?

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