Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with liposuction of hips

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This patient was unhappy with the appearance of her abdomen after having several children.

Her abdomen shows typical post-pregnancy changes with loose abdominal skin, stretch marks in the lower abdomen, and rectus diastasis (spreading of the abdominal muscles after pregnancy), which can give a curved, outwardly protuberant appearance to the abdomen even in very slender patients.

Patients dislike this and want this corrected after pregnancy. The correction requires a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. For other medical reasons, she needed a hysterectomy as well.

She underwent a hysterectomy by her Ob-Gyn and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction of the hips at the same time. Her early post operative results at 6 weeks are shown.

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