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Abdominal Hysterectomy Tummy Tuck

Some people have a small amount of excess skin and stubborn fat in the abdominal region, but they do not need a full tummy tuck. Others want to enhance or highlight their natural abdominal contours. If this applies to you, then abdominal etching with a tummy tuck may be right for you.

Abdominal etching is an innovative body-contouring procedure that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without having to undergo a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Abdominal etching can highlight your muscles and transform your midsection into a sleek, sculpted work of art. In this guide, we review the aspects of Abdominal hysterectomy tummy tuck, hysterectomy and tummy tuck recovery time, hysterectomy and liposuction at the same time, and can a gynecologist do a tummy tuck.

At The Cosmetic Surgical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we offer abdominoplasty with abdominal etching to our patients seeking body contouring results. During this two-part combination procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Otto Placik, first performs a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and fat from your abdomen; he then uses liposuction to precisely sculpt your abdominal muscles and reveal the washboard abs you’ve always wanted.

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Abdominal hysterectomy tummy tuck

It might surprise you to learn that hysterectomies are the second most common surgery among women in the United States. And with obesity ever on the rise, many of the 500,000 women who get them annually wouldn’t mind getting some elective surgery done also, especially to reduce a hanging belly. Well who says you can’t have both?

A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, finds that a panniculectomy (from pannus or “hanging abdomen”) better known as a tummy tuck, can be performed at the same surgery as a hysterectomy without increasing the risk of complications.

“Performing a concurrent hysterectomy with panniculectomy does not increase the 30-day risk of reoperation or wound, medical or surgical-site complication.”

Using a national surgical database from 2005 – 2012 that included more than 25,000 women who underwent a hysterectomy, researchers identified just 174 patients who had a combined hysterectomy and tummy tuck and compared their 30-day complication rates to those who only had a hysterectomy.

The mean operating time was about 2 hours for a hysterectomy alone and about 4 hours for the combination surgery. Women having both a hysterectomy and panniculectomy were more often obese (BMI >30) with a history of a cardiovascular or respiratory condition.

Women undergoing the double procedure had a higher rate of blood clot-related complications called venous thromboembolism (VTE) at a rate of three percent versus one percent.

However, when researchers compared matched groups of patients with similar characteristics, they did not find a significant difference in VTE risk, wound complications, surgical site infections, medical complications, or total complication rate.

The only significant difference was the length of hospital stay, where women having both procedures were twice as likely to spend at least three days in the hospital.

If you’ve got a “stomach apron” and are slated to undergo a hysterectomy, here are a few more reasons why scheduling a tummy tuck at the same time might be right for you:

Between the surgeon, anesthesia, operating room fee, medications, and hospital stay, any kind of surgery is costly. But if you have a plastic surgery procedure like a tummy tuck done in conjunction with a hysterectomy, you can consolidate some of the costs. If you’re lucky, you may only have to pay for the surgeon and any additional operating room and recovery room time.

A hysterectomy is a major surgery that requires you to take time off from work and your regular schedule – 6 to 8 weeks on average for an abdominal hysterectomy, and up to two weeks for certain laparoscopic procedures. A tummy tuck is also a major surgery that requires anywhere from two to 12 weeks for recovery. Why not recover from both at the same time? This way, you won’t have to take double the time off from work or your daily routine.

Sure, you took some time to recover after medically necessary surgery, but why do you suddenly look so…good? Unlike rhinoplasty or a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck is easy to conceal, especially if you’ve had major abdominal surgery. People will notice a difference, but it can be your little secret!

Answers to Your Questions About Hysterectomy – From the American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists

Childbirth, aging, genetics, and simply living life can affect the body and its appearance in a lot of ways, but there are things you can do to modify your appearance and feel more confident about the way you look. So if you can kill two birds with one surgery without increasing the risk of complications, why not?

David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.

Will a Hysterectomy Mess up My Tummy Tuck

Occasionally after determining that a patient needs to have a hysterectomy, she will ask if a tummy tuck operation can be performed at the same time. Perhaps she’s been planning the tummy tuck anyway, it’s always been a thought in the back of her mind, or she believes that it’s a good opportunity to tighten her lower abdominal area. The short answer is a study has shown that a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, and a hysterectomy can be performed at the same time; however, you should be aware of some considerations.

First, you should understand both procedures. During a hysterectomy, Dr. Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine surgically removes a woman’s uterus, the part of the body where a baby grows during pregnancy. Hysterectomies are needed when a patient has abnormal bleeding, pain in the pelvic region, endometriosis, cancer, or uterine fibroids. The abdominal hysterectomy is the most common form of the procedure; however, the uterus can also be removed with laparoscopic surgery or through the vagina. The recovery time for an abdominal hysterectomy is much longer than that of less invasive procedures and typically leaves a scar that is several inches in length.

A tummy tuck is a completely different surgical procedure and would require a plastic surgeon. During a tummy tuck, fat and excess skin are removed from the lower abdomen area. While it is not a substitute for healthy weight loss, it is helpful in removing loose skin and tissue.

Performing the surgeries at the same time could reduce overall time spent in the hospital, recovery time, and the risks associated with being put under general anesthesia since patients will only undergo one surgery. It could also save money. There are risks however. The study from 2012 found that 32% of the 65 women involved in the study had complications.

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While the surgery could be safe for some women, it might not be safe for others. If you need to have a hysterectomy and are also considering a tummy tuck, talk to Dr. Jenkins. He will carefully study your medical records, consult with your plastic surgeon, and determine if having both procedures performed at the same time would be safe. Your health is our most important consideration.

hysterectomy and liposuction at the same time

Planning to undergo a hysterectomy? Did you know that combining a hysterectomy with a cosmetic tummy tuck is a common dual procedure?

Women undergo a hysterectomy for a variety of reasons. It can be a very stressful time for patients who will be dealing with hormonal and body image changes. Undergoing a hysterectomy requires you to be completely asleep (a general anesthesia). Many women choose to combine their hysterectomy with other cosmetic procedures. This can be done safely and often the recovery time is the exact same.

How does it work: -If a woman is undergoing a hysterectomy, Dr. Rai will work in conjunction with her OBGYN. Typically, Dr. Rai will make a low incision (bikini line) and open for the OBGYN. Your OBGYN will then perform the hysterectomy and Dr. Rai will come in after to finish the tummy tuck and close the incision. The patient gets the benefit of only have a low bikini incision, getting rid of the excess skin and fat in the tummy, tightening up the six pack muscle (diastasis repair), and having a plastic surgeon close your incision. The result is not only does the patient get the hysterectomy performed, but during the same operation gets the slimming look and feel she has always wanted. The recovery time is the same and the patients are followed closely by Dr. Rai and your OBGYN.

I’ve heard I need to have my muscle repaired? -Rectus diastasis occurs when the six pack muscles separate from the abdominal stretch during pregnancy. No amount of core training or exercise will repair this separation. At the time of the tummy tuck Dr. Rai uses a suture plication technique to repair this separation and restore the muscle tone to the abdominal wall.

What if I don’t have enough skin to perform a tummy tuck? -Some patients who are very thin still choose to have Dr. Rai involved in the process. If that’s the case Dr. Rai will make the initial incision through a small bikini line incision, give the OBGYN the access to perform the procedure, and then close the incision. So, while no skin needs to be removed, the incision is still repaired by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with attention to detail and with the goal of creating as fine of a scar as possible.

What if I need to have a tumor removed (ovarian or in the uterus)? -Some OBGYNs will perform these procedures through an up and down scar traveling past the belly button. For a lot of young patients who have not had any surgeries before, the scar can be more anxiety provoking than the tumor itself. Dr. Rai can work with your OBGYN to again create a low bikini line incision instead of the longer and more noticeable up and down scar. Dr. Rai will then close the incision himself as well to try to minimize the scarring over time.

What procedures can be done at the same time as the hysterectomy? -Basically, all cosmetic procedures can be performed at the same time and require no more down time or time off of work than the hysterectomy itself. These procedures can be done safely and while you are asleep for your hysterectomy. These include breast lifts, breast reductions, breast augmentations, facial procedures, and liposuction.

Will my insurance cover these cosmetic procedures? -Medical insurance will cover your hysterectomy and hospital stay but will not cover these additional procedures.

can a gynecologist do a tummy tuck

Planning to undergo a hysterectomy? Did you know that combining a hysterectomy with a cosmetic tummy tuck is a common dual procedure?

Women undergo a hysterectomy for a variety of reasons. It can be a very stressful time for patients who will be dealing with hormonal and body image changes. Undergoing a hysterectomy requires you to be completely asleep (a general anesthesia). Many women choose to combine their hysterectomy with other cosmetic procedures. This can be done safely and often the recovery time is the exact same.

How does it work: -If a woman is undergoing a hysterectomy, Dr. Rai will work in conjunction with her OBGYN. Typically, Dr. Rai will make a low incision (bikini line) and open for the OBGYN. Your OBGYN will then perform the hysterectomy and Dr. Rai will come in after to finish the tummy tuck and close the incision. The patient gets the benefit of only have a low bikini incision, getting rid of the excess skin and fat in the tummy, tightening up the six pack muscle (diastasis repair), and having a plastic surgeon close your incision. The result is not only does the patient get the hysterectomy performed, but during the same operation gets the slimming look and feel she has always wanted. The recovery time is the same and the patients are followed closely by Dr. Rai and your OBGYN.

I’ve heard I need to have my muscle repaired? -Rectus diastasis occurs when the six pack muscles separate from the abdominal stretch during pregnancy. No amount of core training or exercise will repair this separation. At the time of the tummy tuck Dr. Rai uses a suture plication technique to repair this separation and restore the muscle tone to the abdominal wall.

What if I don’t have enough skin to perform a tummy tuck? -Some patients who are very thin still choose to have Dr. Rai involved in the process. If that’s the case Dr. Rai will make the initial incision through a small bikini line incision, give the OBGYN the access to perform the procedure, and then close the incision. So, while no skin needs to be removed, the incision is still repaired by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with attention to detail and with the goal of creating as fine of a scar as possible.

What if I need to have a tumor removed (ovarian or in the uterus)? -Some OBGYNs will perform these procedures through an up and down scar traveling past the belly button. For a lot of young patients who have not had any surgeries before, the scar can be more anxiety provoking than the tumor itself. Dr. Rai can work with your OBGYN to again create a low bikini line incision instead of the longer and more noticeable up and down scar. Dr. Rai will then close the incision himself as well to try to minimize the scarring over time.

What procedures can be done at the same time as the hysterectomy? -Basically, all cosmetic procedures can be performed at the same time and require no more down time or time off of work than the hysterectomy itself. These procedures can be done safely and while you are asleep for your hysterectomy. These include breast lifts, breast reductions, breast augmentations, facial procedures, and liposuction.

Will my insurance cover these cosmetic procedures? -Medical insurance will cover your hysterectomy and hospital stay but will not cover these additional procedures.

Why choose Dr. Rai for this procedure? -Dr. Rai is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is very experienced in doing these combination procedures with OBGYNs. He has been performing combination tummy tucks and other cosmetic procedures at the same time as your hysterectomy for years and therefore understands how to do these operations safely and with amazing results for his patients.

Pictures of Stomach After Hysterectomy

Today, more and more women are taking the opportunity to have tummy tuck during their hysterectomy. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excessive abdominal fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen. Mini tummy tuck removes this excessive skin and fat from the lower abdomen only.

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