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I'm Having a Mini TT and Lipo of Flanks in Conjunction with a Full Hysterectomy. What is the Recovery Like?

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Most of your pain and discomfort will be from the abdominal wall musculature that is  separated  during the hysterectomy.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Mini tummy tuck in conjunction with hysterectomy


Your recovery is going to really depend upon the hysterectomy and that is a better question for your gynecologist.  My mini tummy tuck patients go home some day, are back to work in 10 days, back to cardio at 3 weeks, and back to weights and yoga at 6 weeks.

Sacha Obaid, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Hysterectomy, Minitummy tuck, and Liposuction of Flanks


    The hysterectomy will likely be the main component of the pain if this is a total abdominal hysterectomy and the abdominal wall is violated.  If the hysterectomy happens to be vaginal (from your description I do not think this is the case), and you are having these other cosmetic procedures the pain should be much better in a few days to a week.  If the minitummy tuck involves plication, this will be a longer recovery.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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What is the Recovery Like?


Unpredictable for an individual.

Much depends upon how extensive the mini-TT and lipo will be, but chances are the main contribution to discomfort and disability will be from the hysterectomy. Checking with your GYN will therefore give you a more reliable prediction. 

All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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