My stomach is horrible is uneven , hard lumps on one side .. After my lipo I did massage I had 11 section .. I don't want to go through an other liposuction again what else can I do to correct this?
I did liposuction almost 2years ago? (photo)
Doctor Answers (7)
Based on this single photo, I think you may benefit from a tummy tuck. You need to be examined in person though. Be sure to see a Board Certified plastic surgeon in your area.
I did liposuction almost 2years ago?
Many of my patients have had previous liposuction. I think that in your case a tummy tuck will improve your contours and skin to the greatest degree.
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of tummy tuck procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Full tummy tuck, liposuction of the flanks
Sorry about your experience. When performed properly and in good candidates, liposuction can be a very rewarding experience. At this time, from your photo, I would recommend a full tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks for the best overall result.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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This likely will need a tummy tuck to correct this. I would be happy to speak with you more about it. Unfortunately there is no nonsurgical treatment for this.
There is no good way to tighten the skin during liposuction.
liposuction does an excellent job of removing subcutaneous fat. However it does nothing to the surface area of the skin which is clearly in surplus in the photograph. The only way to deal with this problem is to surgically remove it by some variation of an abdominoplasty.
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