I am having a gynecological procedure done in a month, and the ob/gyn has offered to do a tummy tuck at the same time. I have heard great things from other people. I am nervous...he doesn't do lipo or belly button work. He said he only deals with the lower abdomen. My main issue is my lower abdo. I feel like I look 5 months pregnant, it has that shape,and it hangs. Its the only place my extra weight is. so would this work? what about the belly button? how does it really work?
OB/GYN Doing Tummy Tuck?
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Plastic Surgery Without Training?
Ob/Gyn doing my tummy tuck
Four simple words to remember when choosing your Cosmetic Surgeon: Board Certified PLASTIC SURGEON. I cannot stress this enough.
Sounds like not a best idea - consult wirth a board certified plastic surgeon
We hear recently a lot about ob/gyn surgeons and other specialists doing procedures that should be only done by a board certified plastic surgeons. Many patients see the opportunity to combine procedures, but they do not realize that the outcome of some surgeries can be not so good after all. In many cases the procedures done by not certified plastic surgeons are offered at the lower cost to the patient. Is it worth the risk? Make sure to look at all pros and cons before you make a decision. Judging from your question you are not adequately informed and need a real consultation with a plastic surgeon
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OB/GYN doing tummy tuck??
Thank you for your question! I would have to agree with the previous responses. If you intuition is telling you that there just isn't something right about having your OB perform this procedure, I would always trust your gut instincts. There are specialties in medicine for a reason. I say this especially because, on most occasions, a plastic surgeon would be happy to collaborate with your OB/GYN to perform one joint surgery. I have done it on many occasions for patients who do not want to undergo two separate operations. That way, you can rest easy knowing that you are in the best possible hands for the job. Best of luck to you!
Have your tummy tuck with a plastic surgeon, not an Ob Gyn
I strongly encourage women to have babies delivered/gynecologic procedures performed by an Ob Gyn, and to have plastic surgery procedures performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Gynecologic procedures/delivering a baby are very different procedures from a tummy tuck. Only plastic surgeons are fully trained in tummy tuck procedures.
I advise you to meet with at least one board certified plastic surgeon and discuss your situation in more detail. I wish you all the best!
OB/GYN Doing Tummy Tuck
Generally, patients will intuitively know the right surgeon for them. If you are unsure, then it is a sign that you may wish to consult further for the tummy tuck. Consult with 3 - 4 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to explore your options.
Do not allow your OB/GYN to do your tummy tuck
I would highly discourage you from having your tummy tuck performed by a gynecologist who is not trained in plastic surgery. This procedure should only be done by a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons.
The fact that he doesn't "do lipo or belly button work" is a sign that he is not trained in this procedure.
Tummy tuck by surgeon not certified in plastic surgery?
Consult a board certified plastic surgeon and have your abdominoplasty procedure at the same time as your gynecological procedure. If you look five months pregnant, you need not only a skin excision, but also muscle tightening to achieve the best result.
OB/GYN's are trained to do your "gyne" surgery.
You really have a number of excellent Plastic Surgeons in Kelowna and it would be worth your while to have a consultation with one of them to get some perspective on the choices that you have. If your OB/GYN is offering you the removal of some of your extra lower abdominal skin then this is quite a bit different than what Plastic Surgeons offer under the general description of a "tummy tuck". Take the time to get properly informed.
Abdominoplasty and tummy tuck operations by non plasticsurgeons
Ob/gyn may be qualified to remove some skin above your c section but they are not trained nor board certified to do a correct abdominoplasty despite what they say.
I would have a consult with a plastic surgeon to get their opinion about exactly what you need to have done.