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Spinal or epidural for tummy tuck?

  • sane4once
  • scottsdale
  • 4 years ago

I have been wanting a tummy tuck for 2 years now. I am 35 and a mother of 2. I am so done having kids and would like my midsection back. My question is this.... I have the money ready and have gone to 5 different doctors out here in Scottsdale Arizona, But I am terrified of general anestesia. I am so afraid in fact that I induce myself with a panic attack just thinking about it. Is there anyone out there that does spinal or epideral tummy tucks? If so, how soon can I make an appointment?

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One of the PS I saw does it with sedation and a spinal,the other with general and I am wondering which is the way to go. Do you have headaches with a spinal? I am so nervous to get sick after a TT, because I always throw up after general anesthesia.
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They have anti nausea meds they can put direct into IV and a patch they put behind your ear.
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And that was enough? No pain otherwise? And what about muscle tightening since epi doesn't go that high? Thanks so much!
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Jennay1974 did you do epidural anesthesia for yours?
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I just had my TT and Lipo with spinal anesthesia and it worked out just fine. When I would be more alert, they would just give me more sedation. The good part is that you don't suffer with nausea and other issues that you have if you undergo general anesthesia. For me, this procedure being done under spinal was one of the major reasons I went for it! For years, the thought of a TT was dissuaded by the issue of general anesthesia.
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I know this is old, but I just had mine with a spinal and sedation and it was fantastic. They gave me something in the IV to make me sleepy, then did the spinal injection after that. Highly recommend it if you can have it!
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I am so glad to hear that because I am considering mine and will only do it that way too! Any advice is much appreciated
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Should I get my tummy tuck with Epidural anestesia?
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What did you decide 2668anon?
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