Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck removes excess fat, skin and repairs the muscle gap that often occurs after pregnancy (rectus diastasis). Liposuction can be performed around the mid-section at the same time, and the result of tightening the muscles and removing excess fat and skin can narrow the waistline while giving a flatter and tighter abdominal contour. The resultant scar is typically imperceptible, with an incision around the belly button, and a low incision that hides well beneath underwear or a bikini.
Some women choose to save the liposuctioned fat and have it re-injected to augment the thighs or buttocks region for a more dramatic change in contour. This is known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).
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Note: She had a tummy tuck with both skin and muscle tightened. The post-op photos were taken two years after surgery.
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Note: This call center operator lost 60 pounds to achieve a weight of around 200 pounds. She is around 5 feet 2 inches. She has two children.
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Note: This woman did not have significant fatty abdominal deposit but had quite a bit of excess skin laxity and stretch marks. The post-op photos were taken one and a half years later. The scars had faded well. There is still some residual stretch marks which were too high to be removed.
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Note: She had only mild excess fatty deposit at her central abdomen but had some rectus muscle laxity. Her abdominoplasty successfully tightened not only the skin but also the muscles to give her a flat abdomen.
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Note: This woman had significant weight loss and excess skin. She was extremely happy with the results and wanted to share photos of her successful surgery with other potential patients.
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Note: This patient lost 95 pounds after gastric sleeve operation. She had significant excess skin and some residual fatty tissue that she wanted to remove.
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Note: This very fit woman has only mild excess of skin and no excess fat in the abdomen. She nonetheless get moderate improvement from her abdominoplasty and breast lift.
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Note: This woman has some excess skin at her abdomen but her main issue is diastasis recti (separation of rectus muscles). As a result, she has significant bulging of the lower abdomen. We managed to tighten the abdomen quite a lot and achieve a flat appearance.
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This patient came in with concerns of extra abdominal skin, stretch marks and fatty deposits in the flanks after child birth. She also felt that her buttocks were smaller than she desired.
She elected to have an abdominoplasty with removal of excess skin, tightening of the muscles, and liposuction of the flanks. The liposuctioned fat was preserved and injected into the buttocks region as well as the outer thigh for a curvy result.
Notice the decreased stretch marks, low incision, flat abdomen and increased projection of buttocks with the appearance of lift. Scars will continue to fade beyond the 3-month mark.
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Note:This patient came in with concerns regarding her breasts and body after childbirth. She was not planning any more children and had been at a stable weight for years. She was happy with the size of her breasts in a bra but not the appearance. She noted the extra abdominal skin and fat made wearing clothing and working out difficult.
The patient elected to have a breast lift and an abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks.
Note the improvement in contour and proportion.
With her new body and no more stubborn skin in the way, the patient is cleared to work out and get back to regular life. Scars here seen at 3 months will continue to fade for years.
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Note:This patient came in with concerns regarding her body after childbirth. She was unhappy with the proportional size of her abdomen compared to the rest of her body, and felt there was loose skin left behind after having kids.
SThe patient was counseled pre-operatively that she carried a fair amount of fat inside the abdomen, or viscerally, where it can not be removed using liposuction. She was counseled that weight loss and a fitness routine would be required after the tummy tuck to give her the results she wanted.
She elected to have an abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and tightening of the muscles. Once cleared by her surgeon, the patient did lose some additional weight, giving her a perfectly flat abdomen when viewed from the side. Also notice the lifted appearance of the buttocks after aggressive flank liposuction.
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Note:This patient came in with concerns regarding her body after weight loss. She was bothered mostly by hanging skin in the abdomen that made clothing difficult to find and working out near impossible. She also felt her breasts were droopy for her age. Given that she is planning on having children someday, she elected to not have her muscles tightened as part of the tummy tuck.
The patient elected to undergo an abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks.
This patient also had a breast lift during the same operation.
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She elected to have an abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. Notice the lifted buttocks as a result of flank liposuction, which helped to balance and feminize her proportions. Also notice the low incision is still red at 3 months, which is normal in some cases. The incision is still easily coverable with underwear, and will continue to fade to a thin white line over the next year or longer.
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Note: This patient wanted to get her pre-pregnancy body back and then some after having 2 children. She desired larger and lifted breasts as well as a flatter abdomen and thinner waist.
She elected to have a breast augmentation with lift, an abdominoplasty with muscle tightening and liposuction of the flank area.
Notice the refined and thinner waistline with improved proportions of her body/breast ratio. The initial scar is pink and slightly higher than some given her paucity of hanging skin. The scar is shown maturing well a year later in red underwear.
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Note: This patient came in with concerns regarding her body after childbirth. She was bothered mostly by extra skin and fullness in the midsection, larger breasts with some drooping, and also desired to have more full buttocks after surgery.
She underwent tummy tuck with liposuction of the flanks, fat grafting to the buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift) and a breast reduction.
Notice the flattened abdomen, narrow waist and new curves after surgery.