Can tummy tuck be dangerous if you have stomach issues?

I'm trying to get a tummy tuck but im not sure if i have gastrointestinal problems or just acid reflux. Will this matter?

Answers from doctors (4)


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 03, 2016

No, having gastrointestinal problems will not affect the outcome of the procedure or cause your problems to worsen.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

No, having gastrointestinal problems will not affect the outcome of the procedure or cause your problems to worsen.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Published on Apr 13, 2016

Gastrointestinal problems are taken into consideration, and GI issues do matter. This is because symptoms that exist post-surgery can be related to either the surgery or other GI issues. Therefore, knowing and correcting the etiology prior to surgery is extremely beneficial. Additionally, reflux can be worsened by abdominoplasty surgery if improperly diagnosed and treated.

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Answered by Larry Leverett, MD, FACS

Gastrointestinal problems are taken into consideration, and GI issues do matter. This is because symptoms that exist post-surgery can be related to either the surgery or other GI issues. Therefore, knowing and correcting the etiology prior to surgery is extremely beneficial. Additionally, reflux can be worsened by abdominoplasty surgery if improperly diagnosed and treated.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Edward Domanskis M.D.

Published on Mar 07, 2016

The tummy tuck does not have much to do with internal organs. It removes the excess skin/fat of the abdomen and tightens the abdomen muscles which have spread because of pregnancy and/or weight gain and loss. However, if you do have other medical issues, they should be taken care of before any surgery.

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Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

The tummy tuck does not have much to do with internal organs. It removes the excess skin/fat of the abdomen and tightens the abdomen muscles which have spread because of pregnancy and/or weight gain and loss. However, if you do have other medical issues, they should be taken care of before any surgery.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Gerald Minniti, M.D., F.A.C.S

Published on Mar 07, 2016

A tummy tuck would not necessarily be dangerous if you have gastrointestinal problems. A tummy tuck affects only the skin, fat, and muscle wall, not organs.

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Answered by Gerald Minniti, M.D., F.A.C.S

A tummy tuck would not necessarily be dangerous if you have gastrointestinal problems. A tummy tuck affects only the skin, fat, and muscle wall, not organs.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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