Q&A: Can I have a hysterectomy and abdominoplasty at the same time?
posted on 8/12/2013
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I am scheduled to have a hysterectomy -- is it possible to do an abdominoplasty at the same time? I had a C-Section delivery 16 years ago and my stomach never tightened back up no matter how much exercise I put into it. With age, it has only gotten worse.- Sandee
I perform abdominoplasties(Tummy Tucks) with Hysterectomies frequently. I think it is the perfect opportunity to have an abdominoplasty since the patient will already be admitted to the hospital for 1-2 days. The exposure for the GYN is excellent as well, and the patients to great. I think you should definitely have them done at the same time.
--Itzhak Nir, M.D., F.A.C.S.
West Palm Beach, FL
--Dean Kane, MD
Yes, the two procedures are done together often. Please make sure you pick a plastic surgeon and OB/GYN that work together often. Good luck.
--Vishnu Rumalla, MD
Fort Worth, TX
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