Age 37, 6 Babies. Is Panniculectomy an Option?

Im 5'8" 170 lbs and I have had some smart lipo done in the past year. My plastic surgeon says she dont she where I need muscle repair but after 6 pregnancies (are u serious). I did have my kids very young had the last one at only 24 so can this be the reason I dont need muscle repair cause skin bounced back quicker when your young. Im confused and I just want good results dont wanna be unhappy with my results from a panniculectomy when I could have had the full tummy tuck instead.

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Tummy Tuck vs Panniculectomy


Tummy tuck is mainly to improve shape and contour by plicating your core tight then re-draping the skin. Without the core tightening (muscle repair), its not a tummy tuck, but a panniculectomy (skin and fat resection). Pregnancy (esp 6) almost always requires tightening of your core. If insurance is paying then  panniculectomy only, no core tightening by PS.. See a board certified plastic surgeon.

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