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I just wanted some information about someone having diabetes type 2 and getting a tummy tuck. Will a doc perform the surgery, and what are some of the risks associated with this. (asking for a friend who wants a TT)
I'm a type 2 diabetic... have my surgery booked no problem! The only issue that might come up would be with healing. As your friend I'm sure knows if his/her sugars aren't under tight control (and sometimes even if they are) we tend to heal slower than non diabetic folk.
My PS is being a little more conservative on the amount of surgery, lipo etc that he's willing to do all at once because of this... ie just the TT/MR with contouring lipo no "extra" areas. He says anything else will have to be done at another time.
I also have 2 other slow healing factors... being a "fluffy" gal and being a (now ex) smoker... so thats also why he's being extra careful in my case. If your friend is otherwise healthy it shouldn't really be a problem I don't think
I am a Type II and had a tummy tuck and breast lift 11 days ago. My sugars are under control and I am in relatively good shape so I had no problems at all. I actually went Black Friday shopping yesterday! I still have some swelling which everyone says is normal but other than that, all systems go.
One thing that did catch me by surprise, though...when the anesthesiologist came to see me before surgery, he was surprised that I had not been told not to take my Metformin the day of surgery. My PS just said to take all of my normal meds with a sip of water so I did. You might want to ask about that.
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