A 36-year-old member asked:
can type 1 von willie-brand disease cause a tummy tuck?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes with precautions: You can under go tummy tuck type i von willebrand factor xi will be low , you have to let surgeon and anesthesiologist have to know, to get ready with factor xi if needed , type ii needs factor to prevent bleeding type iii besides xi , viii will be low and behaves like hemophelia.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
Dr. John Di Saia answered
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably: If you are asking whether or not you can have a tummy tuck if you have von willebrand disease, the answer is probably. I would get you cleared by your hematologist first to limit the risk and get guidance. Bleeding issues should be minimized beforehand.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
Dr. Joseph Mele answered
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
What?: If you mean, can someone with type i von willebrand disease have a tummy tuck, the answer is probably. You would need to have a preoperative workup, and specific precautions and arrangement may need to be made. If you do not have a hematologist, you may be requested to see one before surgery to help provide the best care possible.
Answered on Nov 24, 2014
Dr. Tom Pousti answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
With Clearance: Prior to proceeding with surgery, best to be evaluated carefully by your hematologist. He/she will be able to guide your surgeon with concerns such as appropriateness of proceeding with surgery and/or precautions to take around the time of surgery. Best wishes.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Confused by question: If you are asking can this cause - tummy tuck., then I am not aware of this being a cause of abdominal laxity and diastasis. If you are asking, can a tummy tuck be performed in patients with this condition, he answer is yes albeit with additional risks and additional precautions as mentioned here.
Answered on Jun 28, 2013
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