During a hysterectomy my colon was perforated and I went septic my stomach had to be opened up and cleaned out, it looks horrible now. Am I a candidate for a tummy tuck?
Hi… ouch… sounds like things did not go exactly as hoped for and expected. However, you are now better and certainly having had that surgery does not necessarily eliminate you from being a candidate for a tummy tuck. Visit a board certified plastic surgeon so that they can examine your tummy and give you the range of options that would be best for you and your tummy. I am hoping for all the best going forward for you!
J. Wethe, M.D.
Assuming you have completely healed and there were no complications following your second clean up procedure, you would be anticipated to be a candidate for a tummy contouring procedure. It is best to see a local board certified plastic surgery for an evaluation and review of your history to make sure there aren’t an concerns that could be problematic for you.
You could potentially be a candidate! The best place to start is by scheduling a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. You can go to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and find a certified plastic surgeon closest to you. At the consult they will perform a physical examination and determine to procedure that is right for you. I’d recommend that you get copies of your medical record as that can be helpful for the surgeon that you see. If you are ever in Portland, OR I’d be happy to see you and help explain the procedures that are right for you. Best of luck!
Kathleen Waldorf, MD, FACS
It is difficult to say without seeing you in person. The might be something that can be done but it would nto be a traditional tummy tuck as seen on the internet most likely
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