Will diarrhea get worse after a tummy tuck? Since my VSG I get diarrhea if I eat more than about a cup of food already.

I want to get the best look by having the muscles tightened but I can eat very little at a time already, that I worry I may not be able to eat enough long term. Do you think I should be concerned? Will this only be temporary or could I be risking a lifetime of malnutrition. My BMI is 24 now and I had the VSG over 5 years ago. Need some advice asap. Thanks!!

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Will diarrhea get worse after a tummy tuck? Since my VSG I get diarrhea if I eat more than about a cup of food already.

Thank you for sharing your question and I can appreciate your concern.  As a tummy tuck procedure does not impact the functioning of your GI tract a muscle repair and skin tightening should not impact your diarrhea.  I would definitely recommend seeing your bariatric surgeon to discuss your decision to research a tummy tuck in order to maximize your current health and nutritional status in anticipation.  Hope this helps.

Will diarrhea get worse after a tummy tuck? Since my VSG I get diarrhea if I eat more than about a cup of food already.

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Thank you for sharing your question and I can appreciate your concern.  As a tummy tuck procedure does not impact the functioning of your GI tract a muscle repair and skin tightening should not impact your diarrhea.  I would definitely recommend seeing your bariatric surgeon to discuss your decision to research a tummy tuck in order to maximize your current health and nutritional status in anticipation.  Hope this helps.

See a gastroenterologist

You should not be getting diarrhea after a VSG, that needs to be investigated by a gastroenterologist.  The tummy tuck should not affect this.

See a gastroenterologist

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You should not be getting diarrhea after a VSG, that needs to be investigated by a gastroenterologist.  The tummy tuck should not affect this.

Tummy tuck do not interfire with you digestive system

Tummy tuck do not interfire with your digestive system even tighting the abdominal muscle, witch almost every bariatric patient need. Your condition should be discuss with your bariatric surgeon and it may not change after a tummy tuck.

Ricardo Ventura, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Tummy tuck do not interfire with you digestive system

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Tummy tuck do not interfire with your digestive system even tighting the abdominal muscle, witch almost every bariatric patient need. Your condition should be discuss with your bariatric surgeon and it may not change after a tummy tuck.

Ricardo Ventura, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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