5'2", 116 lbs, 47 years old. Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck? (photo)
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5'2", 116 lbs, 47 years old. Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Who is a good candidate for tummy Tuck
I recommend you visit with an ASPS member plastic surgeon to further explore your options and to find out if you are a candidate for this procedure.
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Candidate for tummy tuck?
There are a variety of surgical procedures or combinations that can produce good results in patients with abdominal laxity, depending on multiple factors including their anatomy and degree of desired improvement: A mini tummy tuck, an umbilical float modified tummy tuck, a full abdominoplasty. Each of these can be performed with or without liposuction and with or without abdominal muscle repair. They produce different degrees of improvement.
Following the advice of anyone who would presume to tell you what to do based on two dimensional photos without taking a full medical history, examining you, feeling and assessing your tissue tone, discussing your desired outcome and fully informing you about the pros and cons of each option would not be in your best interest. Find a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
#TummyTuck in a thin woman
In all of this, my message is to find someone in your area that you like and trust in an office that makes you feel comfortable. Make sure you are presented options and told why your best options or option is just that. I would recommend seeing someone who does a modern version of a tummy tuck without drains and with long acting numbing medicine.
TT on slender patients
Pregnancies and sometimes just gaining/losing weight through life are enough to develop certain degree of flaccid skin on the abdomen and muscle.
You are a beautiful candidate for a Full Tummy Tuck in order to remove the saggy skin and also a muscle repair to achieve a flatter abdomen and mainly a smaller waist which will match with you nice and slender body. The incision is placed very low to be easy to cover it under a sexy bikini.
Be encouraged. You will be loving your results!!!
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