Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)​

   Abdominoplasty is a body contouring procedure applied to situations where liposuction is not appropriate, especially when there is a large amount of excess skin as well as fat.

Removal of the central fat pad along with the skin, results in a nearly flat abdomen - even in cases of massive weight loss.  There is often a separation of the midline musculature that occurs naturally with age, but is also made worse by the stretching of the tissues in pregnancy.  As part of the procedure, the muscles are pulled together, and following full healing, exercises can further flatten the mid-abdomen.  The scar falls within the bikini line.  Secondary liposuction may be required to further refine the result.  

 

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After

   This young patient was not overweight, but had significant relaxation of the abdominal wall following multiple pregnancies and a C-section. Liposuction & a breast lift 3 months later, followed the original abdominoplasty

   This patient had the often seen protuberant abdomen that occurs with aging.  In this case, the markings were made just prior to liposuction of the abdomen and flank areas to complete the treatment.

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     An extreme case - this patient had a gastric bypass and lost over 150 pounds.  The after picture was taken approximately 3 months following surgery and the patient was ready for liposuction, but moved and was lost to follow-up.

Our office policy is to preserve patient confidentiality.   During your consultation, you may view pre-operative and post-operative photographs of patients who have kindly given us permission to show their pictures.