It’s not very often, but sometimes, a skin only tummy tuck is all a patient needs. This 48-year-old woman presented with a history of abdominal surgery in her late teens that made it difficult to wear a bikini after that. She went on to have multiple C-sections, but her abdominal wall and muscles were very tight. So for her, we did a skin only tummy tuck which gave her the bikini- worthy result she wanted all those years, and a much faster recovery by not needing any muscle repair. Her photos are almost 2 years later
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This 42-year-old patient's tummy muscle tone was really good, so we decided on a skin only tummy tuck, which has a much faster recovery and not near as tender! A minority of patients are candidates for skin only tummy tuck, but the results can be just as impressive. There is still a classic scar as well as an incision around the belly button, but no muscle stitches are placed.
This 44-year-old woman presented feeling frustrated just about her mid- section. She watched her diet and she exercised and was 5’6 and 135 pounds. But after 3 pregnancies her tummy wall was stretched out and she would wear a bikini but a very high waisted one! In surgery I just concentrated on her hips and tummy. I did 1800cc of lipo from hips, upper tummy, and an abdominoplasty. I asked how she felt about the almost hip to hip scar, but since only she, and her husband saw it, she didn’t mind at all!
This 46 year old had two children and after a hysterectomy saw her weight begin to creep up. She made a goal to fit into a bikini again and to add to her commitment, she planned a 30 pound weight loss, which she accomplished. We then did lipo of the tummy and a tummy tuck. She looks great and totally bikini ready!
5’6 ½” 145 lb. This woman was very active. She did Triathlons, so proving the point that many times after pregnancy (5 of them in this case!) your body can have a hard time getting back. She had a cyst removal at 23 which left her with a large vertical scar down the front of her tummy. We did Liposuction of the tummy and hips (2,000 cc out) and a Tummy Tuck and she has continued to compete.
42 year old who had 3 c-sections and a hysterectomy. Had some sucessful weight loss but wanted more tone for her tummy. She underwent a full tummy tuck with liposuction of the hips and tummy as well with 2,250cc removed. She now has improved skin, fewer stretch marks, and a better belly button!
This is a 53 year old from out of the area who had 3 pregnancies and now desired a flat tummy, not to wear a bikini, but jut to fit and feel better in clothing. She also had a previous umbilical hernia repair, but did not like the look of her belly button after. At the time of surgery, she underwent a laparoscopic hysterectomy and I performed a full Tummy Tuck. She gained tighter skin and much better muscle definition.
5’3” 130 lb. C-section x 3 and wears a bikini but begrudgingly! She really wanted to fit better in all her clothing. She underwent Liposuction of her inner and outer thighs, hips and abdomen (for 2,850cc out) and then Full Abdominoplasty… and then out in the bikini as soon as the weather changed!
5’4” and 134lb. One child by C-section, this woman was very active but could not seem to get rid of the mid-section. She underwent a straightforward abdominoplasty and it really changed her life. She became even more active now that she could see a difference and as much as I’d like to take credit for her transformation, she really did the hard work. And the after picture shows her scar 6 years later!!