ANONYMOUS SAID:

I’ve had 3 pregnancies, 3 C-sections so I’m wondering is a tummy tuck safe for me to do. I am 36 yrs old; my last two pregnancies were high risk only because I had a low placenta. Please I need advice. Do not smoke; I’m active but have major body issues. ..

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6 Answers

  1. Dr. James Wethe wrote on :

    From the description you provide I don’t see any reason why you would not be a candidate for a tummy tuck. Very commonly the patients for that particular surgery have had multiple pregnancies and that is a good portion of the reason they are looking for a chance to improve the tummy area. I think that your best option is to schedule a visit with a local plastic surgeon and go over your concerns about your tummy and then see what their thoughts are about options to improve the look of your tummy. I suspect you will find they think you are a good candidate. Hope this helps.
    J. Wethe, M.D.

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  2. DrKathleenWaldorf wrote on :

    I understand you are interested in an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck — surgery of the abdomen in which excess fatty tissue and skin are removed, usually for cosmetic purposes. The abdominal muscles can also be repaired at the same time. The best place to start is by scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. To find one closest to you visit http://www.plasticsurgery.org. Board certification is important as these surgeon have had extra training and certification in plastic surgery. Best of luck and if you are ever in the Portland, OR area please feel free to look us up or call and I would be happy to see you.
    Sincerely,
    Kathleen Waldorf MD, FACS
    503.646.0101
    http://www.waldorfcenter.com

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  3. Dr. Richard Chaffoo wrote on :

    Great question. There are no obvious reasons why you would not be a candidate for a tummy tuck. This procedure is performed outside of the abdominal cavity on the muscles, skin, and fat. See a surgeon who is certified by the American Bosrd of Plastic Surgery who is also a member of the American Society of Plasyic Surgeons ( ASPS). Your plastic surgeon can address all your concerns. Best of luck!

    Richard Chaffoo,MD,FACS,FICS
    Triple Board Certified Plastic
    Surgeon

    http://www.drchaffoo.com

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  4. Dr. Julio Garcia wrote on :

    I see no reason why a tummy tuck could not be done. It sounds like you would be a good candidate for it, but the scar will be a bit longer than the C-Section one.

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  5. Dr. Curtis Wong wrote on :

    There is nothing in your stated history that would prevent you from safely having a tummy tuck. Invest in a consultation with a local plastic surgeon (board certified of course) and find out what will work best for you to achieve your goals.

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  6. Dr. M. Bailey wrote on :

    Many of my tummy tuck patients have had multiple C-sections. While every procedure has risks, your situation is not unusual. C-section scarring generally does not make the surgery significantly more difficult. Assuming that you have completed your family, I would encourage you to see a board certified plastic surgeon to explore your options further.

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