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Doctor insights on: Combined Tummy Tuck Hysterectomy

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Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Is liposuction effective for tummy tuck?

Apples and Oranges: Liposuction only removes fat, while a tummy tuck removes fat, excess skin and tightens the muscles that make up the abdominal wall. They are different procedures with different indications and results. http://www.drmele.com/liposuctionortummytuck.html ...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


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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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Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Will a mini tummy tuck remove stretch marks?

Yes but limited: Stretch marks located on the lower half of your bebelow rom 4 inches below the umbilicus to the pubic hair line will be removed. ...Read more

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Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction?

TT and Fat Red: Liposuction reduces fat, tummy tuck mainly reduces excess skin and tightens muscles. Both often used at same procedure for best results. ...Read more

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Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs and buttocks in addition to tightening the belly. ...Read more

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Mini tummy tuck is different from a regular tummy tuck in what way?

Mini tummy tuck is different from a regular tummy tuck in what way?

Upper vs. Lower: A mini-tummy tuck will not address looseness of the upper abdomen, only the skin below the belly button. It is still surgery, usually done with general anesthesia, so it should not be thought of as a less invasive procedure. There are still surgical risks which is why you should make sure to discuss this, or any plastic surgery procedure, with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can the tummy tuck work?

Absolutely: In a patient who is close to their ideal body weight and in good physical condition with a rectus muscle diastasis and pronounced skin laxity, the tummy tuck can produce outstanding results that are greatly appreciated by the patients undergoing these procedures. Surgery is not without risk and one must carefully consider the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly gain weight after tummy tuck and breast uplift surgery?

Could someone possibly gain weight after tummy tuck and breast uplift surgery?

Absolutely: Cosmetic surgery changes proportions and body shape, but it is not weight loss surgery. If you eat too much, you will gain weight, regardless. ...Read more

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Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...Read more

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Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

Does a tummy belt help in toning tummy post pregnancy?

No, not a good idea: Actually the opposite is true. Although you may feel and look thinner while wearing a tummy belt, wearing the belt regularly will weaken the underlying muscles, resulting in lose of muscle tone. On physical examination, older women who wore girdles for years stomachs protrude due to weakness of abdominal muscles. It is far better to strengthen the muscles through exercise. ...Read more

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Is panniculectomy cheaper than tummy tuck?

Is panniculectomy cheaper than tummy tuck?

Panniculectomy cost: A tummy tuck is basically a panniculectomy (remove skin and fat) *plus* the muscle repair. Therefore, a panniculectomy takes less or time to perform. It generally takes ~3 hours for a panniculectomy, whereas a tummy tuck takes ~4 hours. Most surgical costs are a function of time, therefore the tummy tuck can cost 25-30% more. So yes, the panniculectomy is less expensive. Dr. Ricardo rodrigue. ...Read more

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Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Slim Lipo: Will induce skin shrinkage. 877.377.4786 info@drsisto.Com website up this wk: drsisto.Com. ...Read more

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Is a tummy tuck possible after multiple previous abdominal surgeries?

Is a tummy tuck possible after multiple previous  abdominal surgeries?

Yes, but...: Tummy tuck surgery is possible after previous abdominal operations, but whether a specific patient is a good candidate will depend on many factors. The length, location, and length of time since previous surgery all will play a role. There are certain maneuvers that can be utilized to help prevent complications associated with decreased blood flow, which is the main consideration involved here. ...Read more

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Does a tummy tuck operation help remove fat/skin accumulated by pregnancy?

Does a tummy tuck operation help remove fat/skin accumulated by pregnancy?

Yes: Fat and skin are typically cut out during a tummy tuck. Muscles are tightened as well. Typically some liposuction is done on the flanks and possibly part of the stomach. ...Read more

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Does a mini tummy tuck address abdominal separation? My abs separated when i was pregnant. Would they be repaired as part of a mini tummy tuck? .

Does a mini tummy tuck address abdominal separation? My abs separated when i was pregnant. Would they be repaired as part of a mini tummy tuck?

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Mini results: Yes, abdominal muscles are repaired in a mini tummy tuck, below the belly button. They can be repaired above the belly button, but then your belly button moves down quite a bit. It is very rare to find a patient that is a good candidate for a mini, most need a full tummy tuck for the best results. http://www.dassmd.com/tummy-tuck/index.html. ...Read more

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Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

Is abdominal muscle repair surgery same thing as a tummy tuck? Can a general surgeon do a tummy tuck?

MR with TT by GS??: Interesting question! A Full Tummy Tuck (TT) usually has correction of the diastasis recti separation (MR). But it is NOT aways done. This is a question each patient needs to ask/discuss with their PLASTIC SURGEON before doing the operation. It is called In formed Consent. The next issue of a General Surgeon preforming a TT is not whether the GS is able but one of liability. If something went - ...Read more

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Has anyone had lipo in tummy tuck?

Has anyone had lipo in tummy tuck?

Thousands; Concerns: More likely hundreds of thousands of people have had lipo with tummy tuck. Although it is not an essential component of a tummy tuck, lipo is commonly performed together with a tummy tuck to achieve a superior result. However, there are concerns about the area of liposuction to be treated and it is generally avoided in the central portions of the abdomen where it can compromise the blood supply. ...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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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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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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Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Can a tummy tuck help a post-pregnancy belly? I recently gave birth to twin girls. Right now, I am five months postpartum, but none of the exercises that I am doing are helping get rid of my saggy belly skin. Can tummy tucks actually get rid of all this e

Yes: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) or adominoplasty is great at rejuvenating the post oartum abdomen. This procedure will realign your rectis muscles in the midline limiting the diastasis typically created by your pregnancy as well as remove excess skin laxity and unsitely stretch marks. Remember, however, if you plan to having more children this will typically recur. ...Read more

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I had a complete vaginal hysterectomy 1 week ago. When will the tummy and back swelling go down?

Soon: The swelling and bloating due to the surgery (anesthetics and fluids) will usually resolve, for most women, within 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?

What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?

Core muscles buildup: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. Start with aerobic workouts like treadmill or elliptical. At the gym, there will specific machines which support your back while you exercise your core muscles. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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What can I do for the overhang of tummy skin following a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Tummy tuck: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. Today have little spotting after my kid slammed down on my tummy. Plus think I might have a uti. Is this normal?

Had total hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. Today have little spotting after my kid slammed down on my tummy. Plus think I might have a uti. Is this normal?

Common often: A uti after surgery is pretty common, and so can a little bleeding. but it is important to call your surgeon. Urinary tract infections after surgery need to be treated promptly. If you have pain, increased bleeding, fever, or vomiting, it is even more important, and if you can't reach your surgeon or primary care doc, go to an UC or ER. ...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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Can the tummy tuck work?

Absolutely: In a patient who is close to their ideal body weight and in good physical condition with a rectus muscle diastasis and pronounced skin laxity, the tummy tuck can produce outstanding results that are greatly appreciated by the patients undergoing these procedures. Surgery is not without risk and one must carefully consider the risks, alternatives and benefits of any procedure. ...Read more

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How does a tummy tuck work?

How does a tummy tuck work?

Skin Fat Muscle More: This is a complex combination of procedures which requires analysis of the problematic anatomic components of your skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle diastasis, postural condition, muscle tone, boney skeleton, and overall health as a surgical candidate. There. ...Read more

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Is the tummy tuck belt effective?

Belt lipectomy: A belt lipectomy is particularly effective for those people who have had a lost of weight loss due to the extra skin. It can lift the outer thighs and buttocks in addition to tightening the belly. ...Read more

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What is involved with tummy tuck?

What is involved with tummy tuck?

Several things: Abdominoplasty is done to tighten the muscles of the abdomen, which have usually been stretched by pregnancy or massive weight gain, and to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal wall. It is a big operation with a long incision just above the pubic hair that extends from hipbone to hipbone. You should make sure you are done having children before considering this operation. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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