What is the process or experience with a tummy tuck and lipo with a VP shunt? I was previously booked for the past year, he literally cancelled 23 days out from my scheduled surgery due to my shunt. I provided full clearance and an x-ray as well as the direct clearance of the shunt and he still cancelled. I am very healthy and do CrossFit . I use to have pseudotumor or IIH been in remission for 8 years with no issues. My PCP from Mayo Clinic I’m great candidate
Answer: It can be done
In cases with a VP shunt, it depends exactly where the shunt is tunneled and situated over the abdomen. It may be in an area that is not encountered during the tummy tuck. If it is, the surgeon who placed it can be in the operating room with the plastic surgeon to help guide the plastic surgeon to avoid hitting it or encountering it all together.