Tummy Tuck and Interstitial Cystitis Okay?

I have interstitial cystitis, its very mild, I only have a flare about once a month or so, and last a few hours. I've always wanted a TT and am wondering if any doctors can tell me if they have done TT on IC patients before. The problem is, when I get an IC flare, my belly swells to very large size and I of course have extreme pain. Would having a TT surgery cause IC pain? Would a flare(with swelling) cause harm to a healing TT. Are there any PS doctors with this experience? In need of answers!

Doctor Answers (4)

Interstitial Cystitis and Tummy Tuck

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Dear CA Lady,

 

Simply, controlling the Interstitial Cystitis is the key and when done properly a tummy tuck patient will recover commendably.

 

I encourage you to communicate with the physician managing your IC as well as the plastic surgeon you will be choosing.

 

A board certified plastic surgeon of ample experience is an important element in the equation.

 

Thank you for your inquiry and the best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian.

Web reference: http://www.DrSajjadian.com

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

I know of no correlation with tummy tuck and the worsening of IC (interstitial cystitis).

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I know of no correlation with tummy tuck and the worsening of IC (interstitial cystitis). Before proceeding, discuss this with your urologist and your plastic surgeon. I hope this helps.

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Tummy Tuck and Interstitial Cystitis Okay?

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Over the years we have cared for a number of patients with Intersticial Cystitis. The tummy tuck will not have any effect on that problem.

Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Tummy tuck and Interstitial Cystitis

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Good question. The good news is that it shouldn't be a problem. The patients I have treated have all been well controlled on medication. They have not had any flare ups due to the surgery or anesthesia. I think as long as it is quiet at the time of your surgery that you should be fine. 

Web reference: http://www.cosmeticsurgerybaltimore.com/

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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