Is a tummy tuck my only option? (photos)
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Is a tummy tuck the only option?
I hope this helps.
Still amazaing body but would benefit from tummy tuck.
I agree with the other comments. You need skin removed, and that can only be done with surgery. I am in Austin, TX only about 1hr 15min away. Check out my website and give me a call. I used to be at Scott & White and cared for many women in that part of Texas. Take care.
Is a tummy tuck my only option?
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That said, it looks like you had a C-section (from photo). Again, from the pics. it looks like you may have an umbilical hernia. You have stretch marks and lax skin, and lax abdominal strength tissue extending above the navel. You do not have a lot of fat, and overall, you are in excellent physical condition and have a beautiful figure.
The conundrum is that you look great, and you have a great figure, but to get you where you will be happy, you will need a big operation with a big scar. You have a lot of pigment in your skin which will tend to leave a dark scar. Those are all negatives, however, I see no other way to get you the results that you want.
So you need to make a choice.
One thing I can tell you is that most people are delighted with the result, but you must choose a qualified board certified plastic surgeon.
Tummy tuck would give you the best results
Tummy tuck is your only option.
You are in great shape, but you have excess skin, stretch marks, and abdominal wall weakness. The only procedure that can fix all of these is a tummy tuck.The scar would lay low, so you can easily hide it behind underwear or bikini.
Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy
Your photos suggest that you are a very attractive young woman with loose tummy skin after pregnancy.
The only way to remove the excess skin and achieve a washboard look is a tummy tuck. The tradeoff is a bikini-line scar that can generally be hidden under most swimsuits.
Unfortunately, diet and exercise will not work. Liposuction will also not work. Nonsurgical skin tightening treatments (eg. using radiofrequency or ultrasound energy) are also unlikely to work and typically produce very modest results with 0-20% improvement. For some patients, these modest results are better than no results. Be wary of anyone offering a miracle non-surgical skin tightening treatment.
Please see an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs the full range of body contouring procedures including nonsurgical skin tightening, liposuction, and tummy tucks for an evaluation.
Larry Fan, MD
Hi Sabrinahurd. Unfortunately I believe the only way to get rid if your crepe type skin is to do a full tt. The scar can generally be placed where you desire.
After Pregnancy Tummy Tuck
I wish you well.