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Best option for correcting loose skin in the abdomen for somebody who hasn't had babies yet? (photo)

I had liposuction on my abdomen and waist two years ago, with amazing results. Unfortunately, four months after I had to get lap surgery to correct a hiatal hernia. The next day I noticed a little bulk over my belly button. It never went away. I had liposuction revision one year ago, and it made it way worse. A tummy tuck seems drastic, especially because I want to wait at least five years to be a mother (I'm 28) It makes me extremely self conscious and I'm starting to get absolutely depressed.

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Best option for correcting loose skin in the abdomen for somebody who hasn't had babies yet?

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In your case it is hard to recommend something without an exam.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of liposuction and 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

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/tummy-tuck-photo-galleries.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 147 reviews

Best option for correcting loose skin in the abdomen for somebody who hasn't had babies yet?

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Sometimes there is not real answer for your issue. Best to maybe see a few boarded Pss in your city/arra to determine if "anything" can be done...

Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Tummy tuck or not?

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It is hard to tell from your photos but it is difficult to see what exactly your problem is. I wonder if it is swelling that is related to your laparoscopic hernia repair. Often the access port remains swollen for several months. From your comment I think you have already had one revision so I think you should see your surgeon again for some advice.

I don't think a tummy tuck is the answer as it doesn't look like you have much loose skin.

Kind regards,

Dean

Melbourne Plastic Surgeon

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