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Would a Tummy Tuck Work for Me? (photo)

I am 29 years old. I am 160 lbs, 5'7. I have three children with the last two being almost back to back. This is what my stomach looks like after that. I want to know if I would be a good fit for a tummy tuck. Im happy at my current weight so I dont plan to lose much more. I also want to know if it is possible for all of my tattoo above the pubic area would be removed?

Doctor Answers (21)

Excellent Tumy Tuck Candidate

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Overall you have a great figure with only a few stretch marks.   Your main problem is how much your lower abdomen protrudes.  A tummy tuck with aggressive tightening of the muscles of the lower abdomen will give you a dramatic improvement...and yes, your tattoo will be gone forever. 

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Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Tummy tuck and tattoo

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It is difficult to tell from the photos but it looks like the tattoo would be removed at the same time as the tummy tuck.  It looks like you would be a great candidate for a tummy tuck (or abdominoplasty) because it would fix your abdominal muscles also.  Schedule an appt with a board certified plastic surgeon for a formal consultation.

My best to you.

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Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Tummy tucks

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can make things better but you do need a face to face consultation and an evaluation of your tummy to truly predict what you can achieve.  Make sure your surgeon understands your goals and expectations and realize optimum results usually require revisions so know your surgeon's revision policy.

Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Tummy tuck?

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Yes, you should get a great result. Yes your entire tattoo can be removed at the same time. Go get some consults next. Good luck.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Candidate for a Tummy Tuck

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You are a fantastic candidate for a tummy tuck procedure.   You can expect substantial improvement in the loose skin, fatty tissue, and muscle laxity.   I perform liposuction on almost all of my tummy tucks to help further narrow the waist line and enhance your contour. 

Please see my Patient Education Video on  the Tummy Tuck below.

Dr. Gill

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Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Will my tattoo be removed with a tummy tuck?

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Dear Readyforachange84,  Thank you for your question and for providing photographs.  By the look of the photos, you would be a good candidate for a tummy tuck and if the scar could be positioned low enough, then all of your tattoo would be removed.  Whilst your photos are good, they are no substitute for a physical examination where the laxity of your tissues could be assessed.  Like the other contributors, I agree that you may benefit from having your abdominal muscles tightened, which is part of the tummy tuck procedure, and also from liposuction to your flanks, which often involves extra cost.  Good luck.

Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Would a Tummy Tuck Work for Me?

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Thanks for share your question and photos.

Based on the information provided, It certainly look that you need a Tummy Tuck. I recommend to have a Tummy Tuck with Muscle repair and liposuction.

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Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 224 reviews

Is Tummy Tuck Good for Me? (photos)

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YES, tummy tuck, if well planned and executed, would produce for you a dramatic improvement in body contour.  YES, it appears that your tattoo could be entirely removed.

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San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Tummy tucks are made up of different components

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To answer your questions well requires a physical examination. Most modern abdominoplasties begin with liposuction. You can certainly benefit from that. Skin excision is the next part with positioning of your umbilicus (belly button) at a youthful location. Yes, that will remove the tatoo. My only question is can you benefit from an abdominal plication. If your abdomen is too tight, tightening it will result in an odd result. A good way to tell is to lie down and see what happens to your abdomen. If it bulges up that means you have too much intra abdominal fat. You can still benefit from the lipo and skin resection but if you want the best result make sure that your abdomnal wall can be tightened too. You might benefit from weight reduction first.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Tummy tuck after children

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Thanks for your question and photos.  You are a great candidate for a tummy tuck which would include tightening your muscles.  You could also consider liposuction for your love handles.

Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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