Abdominal Sculpture Before Tumescent Tummy Tuck Overweight Patient
44 Year Old Female was concerned about the flabbiness and protruding tissue of her lower abdomen. She also did not like the striae (stretch marks) below her belly button. She had an abdominoplasty with tightening of her rectus abdominal wall muscles.
Height 5' 9" Weight 186 pounds
She was overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27.5. In general, weight loss is better before Plastic Surgery. Some do not plan on losing weight making this surgery a compromise operation.
Location Surgery: Hospital Operating Room
Stay: Ambulatory Surgery Package (up to 23 hours)
Abdominal Sculpture included:
- Tightening of the rectus muscles of the abdomen from the chest to the pubic region
- Removal of large section of loose skin and the stretch marks contained in that skin
- Recreation of belly button through transposed skin
|Photograph Before Compromise Surgery||Photograph 7 Weeks after Surgery||Photograph 5 Months after Surgery|
|Picture Before Compromise Surgery||Picture 7 Weeks after Surgery||Picture 5 Months after Surgery|
The skin around the old belly button site (umbilicus) was removed with the other extra tissue. A new umbilicus was sculpted in the tissue pulled down from her upper belly.
Notice how the skin with the stretch marks between her belly button and pubic region was removed with the abdominodermatolipectomy surgery. This operation removes redundant fat and SKIN. The bulge of the abdominal wall muscles was reduced with a plication (tightening) of the rectus muscles.
|Image Before Compromise Surgery||Image 7 Weeks after Surgery Overweight Patient||Image 5 Months after Surgery|
|Patient Before Compromise Surgery||Patient 7 Weeks after Surgery Overweight Patient||Patient 5 Months after Surgery|
This operation will not remove extra fat behind the muscle wall.
|Picture Before Surgery||Picture 7 Weeks after Surgery|
Left Picture Above: Before Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery
Right Picture Above: 7 Weeks after Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery
Left Picture: 5 Months after surgery. Notice how the scars are fading nicely. This scar is still in its "red phase." Some patients take longer for the scar to turn pale and fade further.
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