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.
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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!
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
This 49 year old really wasn't ready to give up the dream of a bikini but had experienced some weight gain through the tummy and hips. I did a Brazilian tummy tuck with liposuction of the hips and abdomen, removing about 2425cc total. She loves her new result! I think the back view shows how lipo can remove the tendency towards a square backside and can restore the more upside down heart.
This 50 year old woman experienced some midsection weight gain, especially since needing thyroid medication. Initially she was just interested in her tummy, but I felt she could also benefit by a little liposuction of her hips and she agreed. I did a Brazilian tummy tuck and removed a total of 2600cc from her hips and tummy. I saw her today in the office (now 4 months) and she put a dress on yesterday that she hasn't worn since her 20's!!
This is a very active 40 year old mother of 2 that would wear a bikini "under protest" but wanted a flatter, tighter tummy. Additionally, she wanted just a bit more fullness in the upper part of her breast to correct the "ski jump" look. I place a 270 cc saline implant (patient request) filled to 300cc above the muscle to fill out the top, lipo of the tummy and a full abdominoplasty. She stayed active after surgery with amazing results. It is a totally different body!
This 37 year old mother of two is an example of a stretched out abdominal wall, without stretched out hanging skin, and in her case, no amount of diet and exercise will move her muscles back together. So because she needed more muscle tightening, I did a "maxi-mini" tummy tuck, disconnecting her belly button from underneath, rather than cutting around it and then doing a full muscle tightening from ribs to pubic bone, then suturing her belly button back down.
There aren't many women who are a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck! Most women after kids can really benefit from muscle tightening from the ribs to the pubic bone. This 40 year old noticed some fullness of her tummy following childbirth that would not improve in the gym. It was mainly from the belly button down and she really did like wearing a bikini. So we did liposuction of her abdomen and hips and a mini-tummy tuck, just tightening skin and the muscle from her belly button down. Three months later, she is bikini ready!
This 52 year old female presented looking for a full body makeover! I felt that she would do well with a little lipo of the abdomen and a full tummy tuck.I removed 450cc with lipo from her tummy and did a full tummy tuck. At already three months, she looks and feels great!
This is a very active and energetic 55 year old woman who was looking to get back into a bikini with confidence. She underwent lipo of the abdomen plus a tummy tuck. She now shows great improvement with a much flatter and smoother tummy.