Combining Tummy Tuck with Hysterectomy: Is It Possible?
- 03 April 2018
Have you ever wondered if you can combine two different procedures in one surgery, such as a tummy tuck with hysterectomy?
A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin from your abdominal area, while a hysterectomy removes your uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen.
Since both of these procedures involve incisions in the lower abdomen, the two procedures can be performed in one surgery, as long as it’s done by properly trained and licensed medical professionals.
Learn more about tummy tuck and hysterectomy as you go through this article.
Why should you get a tummy tuck with hysterectomy?
There are several reasons why you should consider getting a tummy tuck with hysterectomy in one procedure:
It can save you money.
Undergoing surgery can be costly, given all the fees involved. Not only are you paying for the procedure itself, but you also have to pay for anesthesia, operating room costs, medications, laboratory fees, and even your plastic surgeon’s professional fee.
By combining hysterectomy and tummy tuck, you’re saving up on all those miscellaneous costs that add up to the total cost of your surgery.
It cuts the recovery time.
Recovering from a tummy tuck may take four to six weeks on average, while a hysterectomy may set you back for six to eight weeks.
Combining the two procedures can save you a lot of time so that you won’t have to double the time you take off from work. You’ll be back on your feet in just a few weeks.
It is safe.
As long as you are in overall good health, combining a hysterectomy and tummy tuck is considered relatively safe.
The whole procedure takes anywhere from four to six hours, still within the safe duration of general anesthesia exposure.
Other risks include pain, bleeding, skin sensation changes, and infection – pretty much the same risks that you face with any other surgery.
Who can do a tummy tuck with hysterectomy?
It is important to note that these two procedures require the expertise of two doctors – a gynecologist and a plastic surgeon. They should work in unison to achieve the results of a hysterectomy with a tummy tuck.
Since a tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure, hysterectomy takes precedence as the primary operation. You should ask your board-certified gynecologist if she is willing to work alongside your chosen board-certified plastic surgeon so that the two procedures can be performed in one go.
It is possible to get a tummy tuck with hysterectomy at the same time, as long your plastic surgeon and gynecologist communicated and agreed that it’s safe. However, you should be aware of the risks and complications of combining a cosmetic procedure with a medically necessary surgery, such as infection, bleeding, and changes in skin sensation.
If you’re interested in getting a tummy tuck with hysterectomy, schedule a Free Consultation with one of our reputable and double board-certified plastic surgeons. We will answer any question you may have regarding these two procedures and provide you options and gynecologist recommendations.