Can A Kidney Transplant Patient Have A Tummy Tuck?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to know if you’re able to do a tummy tuck on a kidney transplant patient? 

A:Yes I have done it before. (twice) You just have to know that the transplanted kidney is in the abdominal area so it may not involve rectus muscle plication depending upon where the transplanted kidney lies. It also requires clearance from your nephrologist for this elective body contouring surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana