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With a tummy tuck, can people with diabetes benefit from this surgery or do we need a doctor that specializes in this area?

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  1. Dr. Thomas Mustoe wrote on :

    An abdominoplasty will not improve diabetes, but can help jump start a patient in losing weight. Generally during abdominoplasty only a few pounds are excised or removed by liposuction, and this has not been demonstrated to improve blood sugar control, but substantial weight loss absolutely can. In a diabetic who does not have cardiac issues, the operation can be safely performed, usually as the first operation of the day to make insulin and blood sugar management easier.

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  2. Dr. Peter Johnson wrote on :

    Individuals with diabetes can indeed benefit from tummy tuck, and some data suggests that with weight reduction and fat reduction through tummy tuck, diabetes can become easier to control. A safe tummy tuck will require coordination and medical clearance with your primary care physician and a board certified plastic surgeon.

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  3. Dr. Gustavo Galante wrote on :

    Diabetes is not a contraindication for undergoing a tummy tuck as long as it is under good control. A board certified plastic surgeon would be the one to perform this procedure.

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