Sherif M. Khattab, M.D.
I am a 43 year old woman. I have had two c-sections and a hysterectomy. I also had a partial discectomy of my L5 disk. Regardless of my fitness level and weight I still have a lump (roll) between my incision scar and navel. Is a tummy tuck a possibility for me?
The description given by the consumer is one of the most common reasons for recommending a tummy tuck. However, there are many other factors that can determine if this is the best treatment for her at this time. Examples would be: how many more pregnancies she will have; what is her existing height and weight; the condition of her skin and muscle in this area; the condition of her general health; are there any conditions that may affect healing; and what are her expectations?
As you can see, the best recommendation is for her to seek a consultation with a qualified Board Certified plastic surgeon that will examine her, discuss her specific needs, and then together they can decide on her best options.