A 27-year-old female asked:
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how would having type 2 diabetes and hypogammaglobulinemia affect having a tummy tuck?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Tummy tuck: Having these conditions and having a surgical procedure on your skin (such as a tummy tuck) puts you at slightly higher risk of infection. It should not cause any other problems with the surgery.
Answered on Nov 14, 2012
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Dr. Carmen Kavali
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck risks: Your diabetes makes infection and some wound healing problems more likely after a tummy tuck, compared to a non-diabetic person. Your hypogammaglobulinemia could also lead to infection, depending on the specific type of hypogammglobulinemia you have.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013
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Dr. Pankaj Desai
41 years experience Internal Medicine
More prone to infect: Depending on the type of hypogammaglobulinemia, the concern would be higher risk of infection at the surgical site.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013
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Dr. Oren Lerman
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Increased risk: Both of these can increase your risk of delayed wound healing and infection after cosmetic surgery such as tummy tuck. Take precaution to get medically optimized before electing to have cosmetic surgery.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Precautions: Certain precautions such as tighter control of your diabetes peri operatively are indicated to lower your a1c counts are in your best interests to lower the risks of infection. At your age, it is likely that your risks are relactively low and comparable to individuals without these conditions.
Answered on Jul 7, 2013

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