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A 41-year-old member asked:

can i get my tubes tied during a tummy tuck?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Tubes: Can be done if a gynecologist help in the operation . They will open the abdomen to do the tubes.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes, but....: You can if a gynecologist joins the operation but i recommend against it. Entering the abdominal cavity during surgery increases the risk of blood clots and other more dangerous, but less common risks of the operation. Doing the two operations at separate times decreases the overall risk.
Dr. Barry Handler
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: I agree with others that combining procedures can increase the risk of serious blood clots. Usually that is thought of as a hysterectomy combined with a tummy tuck. I'm not sure laparoscopic tubal ligation has as great a risk. Best to check with a gynecologist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes w/ concerns: Ys this is possible with cooperati g gynecologists and plastic surgeons you will be able to undergo both procedures. Some have concerns about the potential increased risk of blod clots which should be discussed.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Possible but: No doubt, combining surgical procedures can increase risks. Personally, i would suggest that you “stage” the procedures; have them done at separate times. Best wishes.

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What are the possible causes for the fluttering feeling in my stomach?

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