I'd like to undergo abdominoplasty but I have diabetes and I use insulin. Are there any limitations, disorders or conditions when abdominoplasty cannot be performed?
When is it not possible to perform abdominoplasty?
(Discussion to topic Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck))
Long term diabetics have more circulation problems that can complicate the survival of skin during abdominoplasty procedures. Undermining of skin has to be limitated to avoid "necrosis" or tissue death due to insufficient circulation. For the same reason, infections are more cummon in diabetics. You should speak directly about it with your treating physician.
You are not adequate for the abdominoplasty . There could be some complications during surgery and after the same.
Diabetes per se is not a contraindication for Abdominoplasty. However you must be informed about increased incidence of infection and poor wound healing. Your blood sugar levels have to be under normal levels with insulin.
Tummy Tuck Enhancing your appearance with a tummy tuck A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include: . Pregnancy . Aging . Significant fluctuations in weight . Heredity . Prior surgery What it won’t do: A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone a tummy tuck. Also, a tummy tuck cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally those treated areas below the belly button. Is it right for me? Tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Abdominoplasty is a good option for you if: . You are physically healthy and at a stable weight . You have realistic expectations . You are a non-smoker . You are bothered by the feeling that your tummy is too large
if your diabetes is under medical control you can do it safely.
Well, aesthetic surgery is best for healthy patients. But if you have a chronic disease like diabetes, that is not contraindication for the surgery. If you know your risk are a little bigger, but you are motivated, talk with a surgeon right now!
If you have a big belly because of your diabetes and metabolic syndrome, it is better to control your diabetes and weight before undergoing any abdominoplasty
A diabetic with well controlled sugars is like any other patient. SO kindly check your sugars and consult an endocrinologist.
I have just started methatrexate for RA. Is it still possible to have my full tummy tuck?