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9/20/2006My mother has booked surgery for Tuesday next to have a right breast mastectomy and a tram operation with surgical mesh put in during the operation...I am very unhappy about this, as I have read so much about problems with the tram flap operation...She said today that she considers this a "tummy tuck"...which I guess is why she is so happy about having this done...Removing a stomach muscle is not a tummy tuck in my there anything I can say to her to make her change her mind ? I feel she is being brainwashed...
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9/21/2006you are correct.... tummy tuck doesn't including sacrificing abdominal muscles which today can be avoided by doing a diep flap. once the muscle is gone it can't be put back later. though she is getting also a tummy tuck she needs to understand the risks of hernia post op and that this risk is for a lifetime.

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