Panni with open hysterectomy?

on 1/19/18 8:08 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Hi folks,

In the next month I am scheduled to have an open hysterectomy. I am wondering whether whether they might be able to remove some of the extra belly skin while they are doing surgery. Does anyone have experience with this? It would be a nice 2-for-1.

on 1/19/18 11:39 am
VSG on 05/11/15

Do you have a plastic surgeon already? That's the only way it could happen. An obgyn wouldn't do any reconstructive plastic surgery. He'd just do the hysterectomy.

I was having a lot of issues two years back and my obgyn said that if we decided on a hysterectomy, he could do it at the same time as my panniculectomy.

It didn't work out in the long run, but that's all the real life experience I have.

on 1/21/18 5:51 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Thanks for your input. I will talk to my surgeon more about it and see what it would take.

Gwen M.
on 1/19/18 1:46 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I've definitely heard of this happening - really the only way you can find out is by talking to your surgeon and your insurance company.

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on 1/21/18 5:51 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Thanks Gwen!