Before Body Lifts Are X-rays Needed In Order To Detect/Address Spinal Conditions?

Some people have different skeletal makeups like lordosis and posterior pelvic tilt and so on. My documented spinal bifida occulta and spondylolethesis L5S1 wasn't addresed during my circumferential belt lift for buttock lifting and now I feel as if I'm splitting in two probably because I am. My pelvic incidence situation was a big concern of mine before surgery but now I'm just collateral damage trash because doctors did nothing to protect my deal with my unique "snowflake" alignment.

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Spinal X-rays Not Normally Required For Body Lift

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I have never obtained spinal x-rays before performing a lower body lift.  If there were indications on physical exam of scoliosis or some other spinal deformity, then it would be appropriate to obtain x-rays as well as a consultation from a spinal surgeon.

Louisville Plastic Surgeon

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