Can I add a tummy tuck onto my hysterectomy?
The simple answer to the question is YES but like all good answers, there are some prefaces and considerations. What is the indication for the hysterectomy? Is it for cancer or for another reason? Is it a vaginal hysterectomy or an abdominal hysterectomy? Are you prepared to undergo a longer anesthetic and potential longer recovery? Perhaps even an overnight stay in the hospital? Has your gynecological surgeon worked with your plastic surgeon before? Assuming that they are both busy and frequently sought after, this may mean a more difficult time with scheduling. Assuming that the hysterectomy is covered by medical insurance, this gets into a more general question of the financial considerations of combining a self-pay cosmetic procedure with a third-party paid medically necessary procedure.