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I Don't Have The Flat Stomach I Expected After Tummy Tuck

I had a full TT 5 months ago I was 5'4 and weighed 123lbs. I workout and have a low-cal diet, I never had a fat stomach just separation of muscles and loose skin. I expected to look completely flat after my full TT with slight liposuction but its not, I still have a slight pouch. I told my PS and he said everyone will still have a slight pouch or they are sucking in. I am back working out but the change is not like I expected. No one can tell I had anything done and I am 120 lbs is this true?

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Pouch after tummy tuck

Without pictures it is very difficult to give you advice other than just general comments. I have found with my patients that sometimes the scar pulls in and makes it appear that there is more of a pouch than there really is. Scars will often soften and stretch out with time and massage. Hope this helps.

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Tummy Tuck Results not what I Expected?

Thank you for the question.

It is difficult to give you advice without examining you and/or  viewing pictures. Direct examination will be necessary to determine if revision of your tummy talk will allow you to achieve the results that you are looking for. On the other hand, physical examination may demonstrate an excellent result and a potential problem with communication and/or realistic expectations prior to surgery.

I would suggest that you continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon to communicate your questions and concerns.  if you feel that there is a “failure to communicate”, seek an additional consultation in-person with a well expensed board-certified plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

 

Stomach not flat after TT

I'd appreciate it if you would post photographs. If there is a pouch, like a bulge, you might need a small revision but please know that women are not built "flat as a board" and that you shouldn't have the expectation of an abdomen with absolutely no contour.

Robert L. Kraft, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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