Can have a tummy tuck if I am diabetic?
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TT with Diabetes
Can I have a tummy tuck if I am a diabetic?
P.S. I am located in your area and would be happy to evaluate you.
Tummy tuck and diabetes
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Congratulations on having 4 children. What a joy!
Doing a tummy tuck on someone with diabetes is reasonable assuming you are otherwise healthy without any other major medical issues and your diabetes is under good control. It is would be wise to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to see what workup might be necessary before proceeding with surgery. You could also consult with your primary care physician to see about getting clearance for the surgery.
Best of Luck.
Diabetes and a Tummy Tuck?
I will say it depends on the type of diabetes you have. In my practice I recommend my patients have a BMI of 30 or below. You will need to be cleared for surgery by your primary care physician, just to be on the safe side. Be sure to find a board certified plastic surgeon for your procedure.
Best of luck to you.
Tummy tuck - ok if I am diabetic?
- Children are wonderful but our bodies pay the price!
- If your diabetes is under good control and your diabetes doctor clears you for surgery, you should be able to have your tummy tuck - and enjoy the result.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Diabetes and Tummy Tuck
If you have all your values under control, and at the time of your surgery your Glycemic and Hemoglobin A1C is under reference values there's no issue for you to have the procedure you'll like.
Always remember that in your condition of diabetic you need to be extra careful in the post op since healing is longer for diabetic patients.
I'll recommend a complete previous evaluation with both your Doctor and the plastic Surgeon first.
Best of Lucks...
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