How Long Should I Wait After Having a Hernia Repair and Tubal Ligation to Do a Tummy Tuck?

I am a healthy 37 year old at 5'1" & 130lbs. Most of my fat and lose skin is on my belly from having had three children.

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Tummy tuck timing with tubal ligation

I see no reason why those procedures could not be performed at the same time as your tummy tuck. It is commonly performed that way. It would save you having only one recovery period and usually will save you some money on anesthesia and operating room costs.

if you wish to have them separately, it is really your decision if all heals well, on when you can get more time off from work etc.

Tummy tuck timing with tubal ligation

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I see no reason why those procedures could not be performed at the same time as your tummy tuck. It is commonly performed that way. It would save you having only one recovery period and usually will save you some money on anesthesia and operating room costs.

if you wish to have them separately, it is really your decision if all heals well, on when you can get more time off from work etc.

Wait After Having a Hernia Repair and Tubal Ligation to Do a Tummy Tuck?

If your surgeons can coordinate, doing these at the same setting makes sense to me--only one period of recovery will be needed. This doesn't always work due to the operating rooms at which each works, but worth pursuing. 

Otherwise it depends on the nature of the hernia (abdomen or groin) and whether some mesh is used, which is customary. If there is mesh and the hernia is abdominal, six weeks seems reasonable. If no mesh, or if it is a groin hernia, whenever you feel up to it, and that may be a couple of weeks. 

But see if you can't get some cooperation among the surgeons.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Wait After Having a Hernia Repair and Tubal Ligation to Do a Tummy Tuck?

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If your surgeons can coordinate, doing these at the same setting makes sense to me--only one period of recovery will be needed. This doesn't always work due to the operating rooms at which each works, but worth pursuing. 

Otherwise it depends on the nature of the hernia (abdomen or groin) and whether some mesh is used, which is customary. If there is mesh and the hernia is abdominal, six weeks seems reasonable. If no mesh, or if it is a groin hernia, whenever you feel up to it, and that may be a couple of weeks. 

But see if you can't get some cooperation among the surgeons.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Hernia repair tubal ligation and a tummy tuck

It is actually potentially possible to do all these at one time depending on how your doctors can coordinate their schedules and if they think it is reasonable.  Otherwise maybe wait 6 weeks between them.

Hernia repair tubal ligation and a tummy tuck

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It is actually potentially possible to do all these at one time depending on how your doctors can coordinate their schedules and if they think it is reasonable.  Otherwise maybe wait 6 weeks between them.

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Time Between Hernia Repair and Tubal Ligation to Do a Tummy Tuck

The time between having electoral #cosmetic surgery after a major surgery depends on the surgery. Its best to consult with the surgeon or specialist you recently had the major surgery with to gain perspective as to when cosmetic surgery can be scheduled.

It's best to begin seeking a plastic surgeon with #board #certification and experience in this type of procedure. Silicone #drainage tubes are used by trained Plastic Surgeons for many different operations.  The purpose is to drain extra fluid that other wise might otherwise accumulate under the skin, fat or muscle following an operation.  Patients generally find this annoying and uncomfortable and they can impede mobility and therefore slow aspects of #healing. Over the years, surgeons have improved procedures and found ways to eliminate the need for these #drains in a variety of operations; including #tummy #tuck or #abdominoplasty.

I have found that most of my patients do very well with the exception of those have large areas of liposuction or lipo-abdominoplasty.  I may use drains on a case by case basis for these patients.

If you go to a plastic #surgeon who uses drains, or if your situation requires drains, they usually stay in 3-5 days but may be required to remain in longer. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.

Time Between Hernia Repair and Tubal Ligation to Do a Tummy Tuck

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The time between having electoral #cosmetic surgery after a major surgery depends on the surgery. Its best to consult with the surgeon or specialist you recently had the major surgery with to gain perspective as to when cosmetic surgery can be scheduled.

It's best to begin seeking a plastic surgeon with #board #certification and experience in this type of procedure. Silicone #drainage tubes are used by trained Plastic Surgeons for many different operations.  The purpose is to drain extra fluid that other wise might otherwise accumulate under the skin, fat or muscle following an operation.  Patients generally find this annoying and uncomfortable and they can impede mobility and therefore slow aspects of #healing. Over the years, surgeons have improved procedures and found ways to eliminate the need for these #drains in a variety of operations; including #tummy #tuck or #abdominoplasty.

I have found that most of my patients do very well with the exception of those have large areas of liposuction or lipo-abdominoplasty.  I may use drains on a case by case basis for these patients.

If you go to a plastic #surgeon who uses drains, or if your situation requires drains, they usually stay in 3-5 days but may be required to remain in longer. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.

Tummy Tuck Timing

You can have all these done together. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon. You will save time for recovery and some expense. All the best

Tummy Tuck Timing

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You can have all these done together. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon. You will save time for recovery and some expense. All the best

Hernia repair and tummy tuck

These can potentially be done all together.  Depending on the type of hernia (umbilical vs. inguinal vs. incisional) and the type of repair you need (suture closure vs. mesh), your plastic surgeon may feel comfortable enough, depending on his or her general surgery background, to take care of it.  Discuss, coordinate, because the procedures combined are short enough to allow for one anesthesia and recovery.

Hernia repair and tummy tuck

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These can potentially be done all together.  Depending on the type of hernia (umbilical vs. inguinal vs. incisional) and the type of repair you need (suture closure vs. mesh), your plastic surgeon may feel comfortable enough, depending on his or her general surgery background, to take care of it.  Discuss, coordinate, because the procedures combined are short enough to allow for one anesthesia and recovery.

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