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


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).


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?


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


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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