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Missed Post Op Tummy Tuck Appt in October? (photo)

I had my last post op apptt in Aug, I was suppose to go back Oct/Nov & missed that appt. During this time I have experienced issues not with the surgery but w/medications & weight gain. I have lost all the weight gained & am once again below pre surgry weight(though I am ashamed at the weight gain). I am starting to notice areas that I saw before but thought it was healing still that I am not happy with. Would it be wrong to call and make an appointment or should I just call it good.

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Missed some post-op tummy tuck follow-ups and have concerns

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It is highly likely that your plastic surgeon would be very happy to see you in follow-up even though you did miss your earlier appointment. You are definitely no alone in this occurrence. So call him/her for follow-up.

During your visit, you should share with your plastic surgeon the weight fluctuations that you experienced. Voice any concerns that you have about your present situation and see how this goes.

Good luck!


Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Missed Post Op Tummy Tuck Appt

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By all means you should call and make an appointment. Review the weight changes and the current healing situation, and your surgeon will either reassure you that all is well, or, if not, offer a treatment plan. 

Thanks for your question, best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Missed appointments.

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You should ALWAYS feel welcome for an appointment even if you missed some. CALL your doctor to set up. But best NOT to miss again. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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If you have any concern in regards to your surgery, talking to the Doctor that performed that surgery should be the best person to advice you.

 

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If your plastic surgeon is like most surgeons, he or she would like to see you and know how you are doing. I would make the appointment.

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