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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


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During abdominal hysterectomy, do they also do a tummy tuck?

During abdominal hysterectomy, do they also do a tummy tuck?

Pannus op.Not by GYN: A tummy tuck is not a procedure that is performed by an ob/gyn. And if you have consulted with a plastic surgeon who has agreed to do a panniculectomy at the same time as the abdominal hystrectomy, then it is likely for access issues and s/he will have reviewed with you the increased risk of complications associated with performing the combined procedures. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tummy tuck be done with hysterectomy?

Please tell me, could a tummy tuck be done with hysterectomy?

Convenience vs risk: Certainly this would be convenient. However there are increased risks of performing these procedures simultaneously and these primarily relate to risk of blood loss and deep venous thrombosis (clot) and pulmonary embolus. Commonly following massive weight loss, more than a tummy tuck is required such as a belt lipectomy with breast reduction and brachioplasty and thigh lift to name a few. ...Read more

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If I need a hysterectomy in the next year or two and want a tummy tuck how does that work? Which comes first .

If I need a hysterectomy in the next year or two and want a tummy tuck how does that work? Which comes first .

First: see a plastic surgeon to see if you are even a candidate for a tummy tuck vis-à-vis your cardiopulmonary symptoms. Only the healthiest of patients should have a concomitant tummy tuck and hiysterectomy. If you smoke quit. You can have the operations in either order but if the TT is 1st, it would be good if the plastic surgeon could open and close for the gyn if they need to go through the abdomen. ...Read more

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I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago. I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

I have skin necrosis under my belly button from a tummy tuck 6 months ago.  I am 4 weeks post a davinci hysterectomy and am in great pain. Is it related?

See your doc: If you are having great pain 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy, and have skin necrosis under your belly button someone needs to see you and do an exam to see what is going on. I would want to make sure you didn't have a serious infection or an incision problem. ...Read more

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I've had gastric bypass and now need to have a hysterectomy. Should I ask or consider a tummy tuck at the same time?

I've had gastric bypass and now need to have a hysterectomy. Should I ask or consider a tummy tuck at the same time?

Yes: You should definitely inquire about having the procedures done concurrently as long as there is no unusual risk involved. This will allow you one recovery time rather than spread over two surgeries. If you don't know a plastic surgeon, have your gynecologist recommend one. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

How long should I wait to have a tummy tuck afterc section and what do u tjthink about tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qualified plastic surgeon with experience in this area. I generally recommend waiting a few months following a c-section so that soft tissue swelling has gone done and your hormones have returned to a more natural state. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about the mammogram report? I have to have mammograms every six months for the past two year. Two years ago, i had a massive timor removed from my abdomen ( i lost 100 pounds during surgery), and had a hysterectomy and appendectomy a

Should i be concerned about the mammogram report? I have to have mammograms every six months for the past two year. Two years ago, i had a massive timor removed from my abdomen ( i lost 100 pounds during surgery), and had a hysterectomy and appendectomy a

Yes , as you have: four mammographies in 2 years . Probably your doctor is following a suspicious density, obviously no change in 2 yrs . 100 lbs weight loss will alter your breast architecture could be one reason. Speak to your doctor for possible image guided needle biopsy of the area , this will alleviate your fear( concern ) once report is available no longer need 2 moms a yr ...Read more

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I am getting a tummy tuck surgery, what can I expect during the procedure?

I am getting a tummy tuck surgery, what can I expect during the procedure?

Tummy tuck 101: You should expect: 1. Removal of loose lower abdominal skin 2. Repair of separated rectus muscles 3. Tidying up of the belly button area. Optionally: 4. Liposuction of the waist / flank area. ...Read more

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I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.

ER for exam: 47 year old lady status post hysterectomy now with a tender and firm abdomen. You need to go to the ER for an exam. It is the weekend and your physician's office is probably not open. You should contact your surgeon to communicate with them and any complications after surgery should be reported. It is not prudent to wait too long when you have concerning symptoms after surgery and you need an exam ...Read more

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How safe is the mini tummy tuck surgery?

How safe is the mini tummy tuck surgery?

Safe for Most: A tummy tuck is a safe procedure for a healthy patient. There are other factors that are important such as having a fully trained plastic surgeon do your procedure and appropriate physicians overseeing your anesthesia and postoperative care. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a major surgery and how much do it cost?

Is a mini tummy tuck a major surgery and how much do it cost?

Yes: A tummy tuck, like most plastic surgery is still major surgery. But there are different grades of "major" surgery. Heart surgery or a transplant is much traumatic to your body then a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. A mini usually is a smaller incision with less tissue removal +/- tightening of the muscle. It can be done in 1-2 hrs. Cost varies in the $4000-$1000 range depending on location. ...Read more

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How long to wait to do weight lifting after abdominal hysterectomy surgery?

How long to wait to do weight lifting after abdominal hysterectomy surgery?

about 4 to 6 weeks: The healing process is about 80% complete at 6 weeks, the final 20% takes almost an entire year. The risk of incision breaking apart with coughing, straining or lifting follows this healing process. Okay to ask your surgical team specifics about your case. Be well. ...Read more

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Does laproscopic total abdominal hysterectomy difficult to do? Is it a complicated surgery?

Does laproscopic total abdominal hysterectomy difficult to do?  Is it a complicated surgery?

Need good surgeon: A laparoscopic or a robot-assisted total hysterectomy is a complex surgery that requires significant training and experience, especially in complicated cases like large fibroids or significant scarring due to endometriosis. Nonetheless, in skilled hands, it can be done with very acceptable risks and excellent outcomes. The recovery is much better than with the abdominal approach. ...Read more

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I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?

I had a abdominoplasty surgery(tummy tuck) and some liposuction recently. I would like to keep my shape , what would recommend for my daily diet?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck surgery leave any permanent scars?

Does a tummy tuck surgery leave any permanent scars?

Yes : Usually it is a long semi-circular scar across most of the lower abdomen at the waist or just below the waist line. ...Read more

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My mom wants to get a tummy tuck she's 48 and is 54 kilos she wants to know if it's ok and what are the dangers of such surgery?

Good candidate?: She needs a full examination to ascertain her risks of surgery but from your brief description she sounds like a good candidate. The dangers relate to her overall health and tolerance if anesthesia as well as extent of the procedure and risk assessment of cardiovascular status & consideration of potential for forming clots. Meet with at least 2 board certified plastic surgeons to review options. ...Read more

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How big a surgery is a tummy tuck?

How big  a surgery is a tummy tuck?

Major: A tummy tuck or an abdominoplasty is major surgery that requires the skill of a plastic surgeon and a period of healing. It should not be entered on a whim. A carefully planned surgery is best for you to have excellent results. Start with a consultation and read up on it. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more