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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?

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Dr. Tito Vasquez
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nope...

You will likely need an extended abdominoplasty or a body lift.
This is a large scale operation by itself. Entering the abdominal cavity in the same operation (to do the hysterectomy) will increase your risk of some rare but nasty problems such as "traveling clots." i would recommend doing the operations separately.

In brief: Nope...

You will likely need an extended abdominoplasty or a body lift.
This is a large scale operation by itself. Entering the abdominal cavity in the same operation (to do the hysterectomy) will increase your risk of some rare but nasty problems such as "traveling clots." i would recommend doing the operations separately.
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: If you need one, yes

Some combinations of operations are not advised, but this is one that is; it is very safe.
I generally have the gyn do the hysterectomy first and then proceed if everything has gone well... And it usually does. Good luck!

In brief: If you need one, yes

Some combinations of operations are not advised, but this is one that is; it is very safe.
I generally have the gyn do the hysterectomy first and then proceed if everything has gone well... And it usually does. Good luck!
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Risk vs convenience

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.

In brief: Risk vs convenience

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.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
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