was scheduled for a tt after losing 55 lbs. am 195lbs and 5"5. Have a large frame and look good 165-175. was having terrible hip pain now just found out i need hip replacement. What should I do first?
I Need a Hip Replacement. Should I Do It Before I Have My Tummy Tuck?
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Hip replacement first
It seems to me that you are on the right track toward loosing weight and trying to improve your shape. You now have a joint problem that need to be addressed. It necessary that you deal with the hip problem first. this would definitly improve you mobility and possibly loosing more weight and after tummy tuck were you need to mobilize early after surgery.
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Hip replacement prior to tummy tuck
I recommend undergoing your hip replacement before a tummy tuck as you weigh might fluctuate after the hip replacement. Abdominoplasty is a purely elective procedure and even though the results might make you feel better about your body image, you should proceed with with a more medically indicated procedure.
K. Jacob Cohen-Kashi, New York Plastic Surgeon
Hip replacemetn prior to tummy tuck
I would definitely recommend getting your hip replacement first. Yo may lose more weight after being more mobile; this will give you a better result for your tummy tuck. Also, you will be able to get up and move around better after your tummy tuck; this will speed your recovery and decrease the change of a blood clots.
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Tummy tuck when in the best shape
Hip replacement should take precedence over a tummy tuck, and the delay may allow you to lose some additional weight. Your mobility will be better and your recovery more pleasant if you are able to be up and walk free of pain.
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Hip Replacement Before Tummy Tuck
I would definitely recommend undergoing your hip replacement prior to your tummy tuck. This should allow you to be more mobile after your tummy tuck which is important in preventing DVT and thromboembolic events. It might also assist you in losing another 25-30 pounds before the tummy tuck which would improve your result.
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