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Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?

Can a morbidly obese person have a Panniculectomy  to get rid of a large, long stomach apron without losing the weight ?

Why to take risk: Any procedure is high risk in morbid obese person , first should consult appropriate team , reduce weigh progressively to optimum , then undergo the procedure ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Can someone withh herpes get a tummy tuck surgery?

Can someone withh herpes get a tummy tuck surgery?

Herpes & Tummy Tuck: Genital herpes should have no effect on your qualification for abdominoplasty. ...Read more

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Question for a friend- can a person have a tummy tuck ( or any plastic ) if they have a defibrillator ?

Question for a friend- can a person have a tummy tuck ( or any plastic ) if they have a defibrillator ?

Yes with cardio ok: As along as your cardiologist is informed and present for peri operative management and your friend is in otherwise good health, a tummy tuck can be performed. ...Read more

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Is the mini tummy tuck worth it for a skinny person?

Is the mini tummy tuck worth it for a skinny person?

Mini-tuck: Mini-results: A mini-tummy tuck is occasionally a helpful procedure, but most patients would benefit much more from a full tummy tuck. A mini tuck only tightens skin and muscle below the belly button, not above, and cannot tighten even the lower abdomen as much as a full tummy tuck. It's useful for thin patients who may have some lower abdomen muscle bulging with good skin, or with a slight lower tummy "pooch" or skin overhang. A board certified plastic surgeon can best advise you after performing an examination. ...Read more

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Should an obese person with a recurrent inguinal hernia lose weight before having surgery?

Should an obese person with a recurrent inguinal hernia  lose weight before having surgery?

Always helpful: Losing weight is helpful to make operations easier to do, hence presumably have better outcomes. You should consider a laparoscopic approach by an experienced laparoscopic hernia surgeon for a recurrence. This is better than an open approach in most cases of recurrence and obesity. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but i definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Tummy tuck options: The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. ...Read more

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Can a person with a blood clot history get a tummy tuck?

Can a person with a blood clot history get a tummy tuck?

Possibly but…: Much will depend on your history and an assessment of risk factors. Best, if at all possible, to be “cleared” by your hematologist. If he/she feels that you are at high risk for recurrent blood clotting, and may be best to avoid elective surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe for people who have multiple sclerosis to go under anesthesia for a mini tummy tuck? If I have ms, can I safely go under anesthesia in order to have a mini tummy tuck? .

Is it safe for people who have multiple sclerosis to go under anesthesia for a mini tummy tuck? If I have ms, can I safely go under anesthesia in order to have a mini tummy tuck?

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Yes: Patients with ms undergo anesthesia every day for a variety of procedures and you should be no different. The surgeon and anesthesiologist will review your history with you to be sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Can an obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

Can an  obese or overweight woman receive a breast fat transfer?

It Depends: Plastic surgeons have very specific pre-op requirements, so speaking to a board certified plastic surgeon about your current health, medical history, and surgical goals will help you determine if you are a candidate for fat transfer breast augmentation. A physical (H&P) , CBC blood test, along with BMI (body mass index) are all things often taken into consideration. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck? I don't know if i need a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. What are the differences? .

What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck? I don't know if i need a mini tummy tuck or a full tummy tuck. What are the differences?

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Although : Although the two procedures have a similar name, they differ in the amount of skin removed, the amount of muscle work performed, and the final incisional scar. The mini tummy tuck treats the minor pouching out of the lower belly caused by stretching of the lower abdominal muscles. It is primarily a muscle tightening procedure. The tummy tuck treats two conditions: a muscle separation above and below the belly button; and excessive or loose skin in the belly. It is really two operations, a muscle repair and a skin excision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a tummy tuck and panniculectomy?

Can you tell me about a tummy tuck and panniculectomy?

Differ but similar: A tummy tuck is a lay term and not a technical definition. A panniculectomy literally refers to excision of the abdominal panniculus also known as skin and fat that covers the body but typically refers to redundant skin and fat that hangs off the front of the abdominal wall ( -commonly referred to as an apron). A tummy tuck commonly involves treatment of skin, fat and muscle and possibly lipo ...Read more

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Which qualifies you as a surgical candidate for a tummy tuck?

Which qualifies you as a surgical candidate for a tummy tuck?

There's a list...: You should have: 1) realistic expectations 2) good family support 3) be finished with childbearing 4) be healthy, and non-smoking 5) have significant abdominal skin laxity and/or muscle diastasis 6) not have upper abdominal incisions from previous operations 7) acceptant of the resulting scar. ...Read more

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When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

When would a person have to get an umbilical hernia repair surgery?

Size, Symptoms: The biggest risk of any hernia is the potential for bowel to get stuck (incarcerated) within the hernia, necessitating emergency surgery to prevent intestinal death. If an umbilical hernia has reached a size where this is a real risk, or if the pain from the hernia is interfering with one's daily activities, surgery should be strongly considered. Best bet: see a surgeon for their opinion. ...Read more

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I have an open incision from a tummy tuck. Is it safe to have sex?

I have an open incision from a tummy tuck. Is it safe to have sex?

No.: No, you should wait till the wound heals. Talk to your surgeon as s/he will be able to better advise you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a super morbidly obese person lost the weight, would they still have complications?

Can you tell me if a super morbidly obese person lost the weight, would they still have complications?

Super obese: It depends on so many things. How heavy they were, how much weight they lose, what medical problems they had, how severe they were, etc. However, no matter how you look at it, the super obese individual that loses a significant amount of weight will be much healthier and have a lower risk of death than if they stayed super obese. ...Read more

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How soon can I have a lipo or tummy tuck after having a c-section?

How soon can I have a lipo or tummy tuck after having a c-section?

4-6 months: At a minimum, 4-6 months after delivery. The physiologic changes of pregnancy take this long to settle down. You may also want to try to lose the baby weight first, for the best result. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more