Hello, I am in desperate need of tummytuck.. I had gastric sleeve surgery in 2010. (Photo)
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Tummy tuck candidate
Find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with a large experience in body contouring for weight loss patients. Tell him or her your priorities. From your photos it looks like your main issue is the front of your tummy. Because of the excess upper abdominal skin I might recommend an inverted-T or fleur de lys abdominoplasty. Removing loose skin above your buttock at the same time could be added and I call the combination a lower body lift. Congrats on the weight loss. Good luck with further surgery.
Tummy Tuck Post Massive Weight Loss
I do not think you are in your ideal BMI, but i am certain you could get there with some diet and exercise.
Thinking about your surgery should motivate you enough to get there, also your bariatric surgeon may help you with some complementary procedures available.
Stable after 100# wt loss, and body contouring
This is a great accomplishment.
If you are in good health, and are a non-smoker, and your weight is indeed stable, I think a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is in order.
You have a fat/skin/strength layer defect that extends to the back so a 360/total body lift would likely be more beneficial. You may choose to have the 360 at one time or break it into two procedures- tt and back lift.
These are big procedures so be sure you understand what you are getting into.
Best to you.
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Hello, I am in desperate need of tummytuck.. I had gastric sleeve surgery in 2010.
Try to research this to find the surgeon who consistently produces the results you would expect. Look at reviews on this site and see who gets the surgery right every time.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of tummy tucks 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
Keep on going
Tummy tuck after 100 lb. weight loss.
Tummy Tuck after Massive Weight Loss
A board certified Plastic Surgeon can review the procedure and cover the risks for a patient during a consultation. The consultation is the best opportunity to determine whether a patient is an appropriate candidate for surgery.
well done on your weight loss. I specialize in post massive weight loss body contouring. You need a lower body lift and liposuction. I know you have worked hard at maintaining your weight loss, but would highly recommend that you try even harder to lose 10-20 more pounds. That way you will get a better result with fewer complications.
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