Mini Tummy Tuck with Liposuction Final Results?
- Asked by amber dall in cleveland,ohio
- 4 years ago
I had a Mini-Tummy Tuck with Liposuction on the abdomen area slighty over a year ago. I am physically active and work out almost every day of the week. Right above my incicision, I have a small pouch or skin that is hanging.
Is this normal? Is this my final result? I was not able to go back to see my doctor as he retired, so I am not sure if I needed him to do anything else, or in time it will go down.
After one year your results are probably final. You may have some extra skin that needs to be removed. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for some advice on how to best remove it. In this economy it will be easy to find one giving free consults. Good luck!
That is your final result
Amber, A year after surgery, you are looking at your final result. It would be nice if you post a picture so we can give you more specific suggestions. However, if you have hanging skin, then you likely need another surgery to excise that skin. Smartlipo may tightly your skin slightly, but if there is excessive redundancy of skin, then you need to have it surgically removed. The incision would likely not be any larger than the incision that you already have and your recovery should be faster.
Web reference: http://www.RealPlasticSurgery.com
After a year things probably won't change
Usually after a year the results won't change much. Improvement can often be made with a little liposuction above the scar. Sometimes a scar revision might help if there is some excess skin. Either way, it doesnt sound like it would take much to improve the results.
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To amber dall,
Hi! I would say that whatever you are looking at now is permanent. If you have hanging skin over your scar, that is not normal. You probably need a revision, which can be quite simple.
Probably time to get a new consultation
Since your surgery was over a year ago you can not expect much more improvement in you final result. If you are unhappy with the loose skin above your incision you probably will need a secondary but full abdominoplasty, tummy tuck. In my experience it is rare for a patient who has had children and wants their tummy lighted up to be a candidate for anything except a full abdominoplasty. Over the past few years we have been using a modification of the technique where we preform liposuction of the abdomen and hips with or with out other areas of liposuction. We limit the areas of undermining and suture the facia of the abdominal wall to the facia of the paniculous, the abdominal skin fat flap. This makes the operation much safer, less painful and almost never requires a drain. I would encourage to find a board certified plastic surgeon who uses the newer techniques. You will be happier with a much more athletic looking abdomen.
"Mini" Tummy Tuck after 1 year
After 1 year "what you see is (most probably) what you've got. It would be best to arrange another consultation with a plastic surgeon and explore the possible options.
Results from Mini Tummy Tuck with Liposuction
After a year, this would be considered the final result. It sounds like you may have some excess skin on the upper abdomen.
Depending on the amount of skin, it may ve able to be improved with a peri-umbilical skin excision tummy tuck, but most often requires a full revision tummy tuck.
Given your activity level, is it reasonable to assume that you may have lost weight since the tummy tuck was performed. Sometimes significant weight loss can result in some hanging skin.
I suggest that you seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who will examine you and discuss your treatment options accordingly.
One year after mini tummy tuck and results are not optimal
One year after surgery your results should be close to 100% therefore I do not think there is much room for improvement at this point. You should seek opinions for treatment options.
Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/
Mini tummy tuck
Sounds like you need a fairly straightforward revision which probably can be done under local anesthesia.
Hope that helps!
Josh Korman MD
Residual skin fullness after a mini tummy tuck or abdominoplasty
One year after surgery, residual skin and fat above the incision is less likely to be related to postoperative swelling. It may be due to weight fluctuations or skin stretching as a result of leftover stretch marks. I would visit a plastic surgeon and request a small procedure to remove the tissue. This is done as an outpatient procedure.
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