Before my surgery my stomach was flat. I only had bloating after I would eat or during my cycle. 18 fibroids were removed with the largest being 10cm. Post op, I have a large flap of skin hanging that's crooked . And of course scar tissue has formed. It is hideous and I can tell that my doctor was trying to preserve my tattoo, so instead of cutting and pulling the skin down, she placed the skin to keep the tattoo in alignment.
How soon can a tummy tuck be performed after a myomectomy? Can the extra skin and scar tissue be removed. (photo)
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TT After Fibroid Surgery
Tummy tuck after previous surgery of abdomen
There is no specific time table that needs to be followed for tummy tuck after previous abdominal surgery.
You can have tummy tuck anytime.
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How soon can a tummy tuck be performed after a myomectomy? Can the extra skin and scar tissue be removed.
The tummy tuck would be able to address loose skin and tighten the abdominal wall. This could be done 3 months after the previous surgery.
Find a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of tummy tuck procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA