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What r the chances of infections or anything if I have a 3rd muscle repair in stomach? I had a tummy tuck and 2 muscle repairs in 2 years
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Chang
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Agree
I agree with dr berg.
To need a 3rd surgery after tummy tuck is rare. Something like a ct may be worth getting to look at the musculature and make sure something else is not going on.

In brief: Agree
I agree with dr berg.
To need a 3rd surgery after tummy tuck is rare. Something like a ct may be worth getting to look at the musculature and make sure something else is not going on.
Dr. Eric Chang
Dr. Eric Chang
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 3 strikes?
If your diastasis repair has recurred twice, i would stop sit back and analyze the situation and ask why did it recur. It is due to: recurrent pregnancy, weight gain, or possibly technique or improper diagnosis.
This may be more of a hernia or improper diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Make sure you are close to your ideal body weight and understand core strenghtening then seek a specialist.

In brief: 3 strikes?
If your diastasis repair has recurred twice, i would stop sit back and analyze the situation and ask why did it recur. It is due to: recurrent pregnancy, weight gain, or possibly technique or improper diagnosis.
This may be more of a hernia or improper diagnosis and subsequent treatment. Make sure you are close to your ideal body weight and understand core strenghtening then seek a specialist.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Get a SECOND opinion
Sounds like you have had plastic surgery with the tummy tuck.
It is not uncommon to also have a plication of the rectus muscles at the same time. Plications are not true hernia repairs, but they can fail. If this is your situation, then you should get a second opinion. You might not need anything at all. With redo surgery, there is increased risk of all surgical complications.

In brief: Get a SECOND opinion
Sounds like you have had plastic surgery with the tummy tuck.
It is not uncommon to also have a plication of the rectus muscles at the same time. Plications are not true hernia repairs, but they can fail. If this is your situation, then you should get a second opinion. You might not need anything at all. With redo surgery, there is increased risk of all surgical complications.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe not
Re-operating to fix a muscular repair is very uncommon.
Why you would want a third such operation is concerning. The risk may exceed the benefit here and i would encourage you to talk about this with your surgeon before just having that third operation.

In brief: Maybe not
Re-operating to fix a muscular repair is very uncommon.
Why you would want a third such operation is concerning. The risk may exceed the benefit here and i would encourage you to talk about this with your surgeon before just having that third operation.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rare
Your history of requiring 3 “muscle repairs” is certainly unusual.
Revisionary surgery carries many risks; risk of infection specifically fortunately is low assuming careful selection of plastic surgeon and appropriate location of procedure ( fully accredited surgery facility). Your plastic surgeon will be able to address your concerns more specifically. Best wishes.

In brief: Rare
Your history of requiring 3 “muscle repairs” is certainly unusual.
Revisionary surgery carries many risks; risk of infection specifically fortunately is low assuming careful selection of plastic surgeon and appropriate location of procedure ( fully accredited surgery facility). Your plastic surgeon will be able to address your concerns more specifically. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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