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Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Affect Menstrual Periods?

went for tt in a nearby parlor before i went i had missed my periods (d previous month)but had got a pregnancy test done it was negative. took meprate tabs for a week to get periods. again its 1n half month since i got my periods.. m fininshin my remainin tt sessions 5 more r der.. is tt tuck affectin my periods?

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Tummy Tuck will not affect Menstruation

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A Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Procedure does not change anything below the surface of the abdomen. However, the psychological stress of having the operation MAY hasten a period (we have all had women who began their period during surgery) or delay it.

As regards your case, I do not think you are referring to what we refer to a Tummy Tuck in the US. It sounds like you are referring to another therapy:"went for tt in a nearby parlor .. m fininshin my remainin tt sessions 5 more r der.. " A Tummy Tuck is a real operation performed in an operating room (hopefully fully accredited and certified and it is NOT done in sessions, but as one procedure.

Dr. Aldea

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Alteration in menstrual cycle with surgery

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I have observed that the stress of surgery can sometimes alter menstrual cycles and not necessarily the specific surgery itself.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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