It is common to have a tummy tuck with other surgery in Alabama. Safely combining hernia surgery or gynecologic procedures such as hysterectomy, ovarian procedures can readily be done in the hands of skillful plastic surgeons. The combination of these procedures has many benefits including
- one surgery and recovery
- lower costs
- cosmetic benefit
- lower anesthesia risk
Michael S. Beckenstein,M.D., a Birmingham plastic surgeon, has 20 years experience with these combined procedures. ” by working with a skilled team of surgeons, we can complete a tummy tuck and hysterectomy in less than 2 1/2 hours. Under these circumstances, this is a safe approach with immense benefit to our patients.” He cautions “there are surgeons who can take up to 6 hours to perform an abdominoplasty, Alone, by adding another procedure with this would be risky. You must inquire about how long your surgery will take for any procedure!”.
Dr. Beckenstein explains ” patients save money by combining these procedures, when the other is covered by insurance. Hospitals often lower the cosmetic surgery fee as does anesthesia. If an overnight stay is covered by the other case, you can benefit from this instead of paying a high fee for this!”
If you are undergoing a surgical procedure and have to endure pain and “suffering”, it makes sense to add a tummy tuck to attain a cosmetic improvement, ” you might as well get a aesthetic benefit while you are there as long as it is safe” Dr. Beckenstein adds. Patients must always put their safety first. Sometimes combined procedures may not be beneficial and in fact too risky. This is why you must seek a board certified plastic surgeon who performs tummy tuck with other surgery in Alabama. The surgeons must be safe, operate efficiently and not take over 4 hours for the total surgery time.
If you are interested in having a tummy tuck combined with another surgery, please contact Dr. Beckenstein at 205-933-9322 or 1-866-MSBMD77. Michael S. Beckenstein, M.D. is also a boarded general surgeon and can repair abdominal hernias while performing your abdominoplasty.