Thank you for your question. From your photo, it appears that there are two issues. (1) excess skin, (2) stretched abdominal wall muscles. This is best addressed with surgery to removed the skin and tighten the muscle. Your options are an extended min-abdominoplasty or possibly a full abdominoplasty with liposculting of the upper abdominal fat...Both procedures would provide the result that you desire, as additional weight loss and abdominal exercises, although helpful, will not achieve your goals
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Do I need skin removal from my abdomen to look my best?
I do believe that you will need skin removal, as you have some overlap of the skin in the lower abdomen. The procedure that I would choose for you would be a mini–tummy tuck with liposuction of your abdomen. Providing you do not have a separation of your rectus muscles, this would give you a flat abdomen without your present overlap of skin at the bottom. And, the recovery would not be long or particulartly painful. I do prrefer the "Tickle lipo" for these procedures.
Good luck with your procedure. I'm sure you will be elated.
Tummy tuck - removal of excess skin
From what I can see on your photos, you are a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery also known as Abdominoplasty. Research a board certified plastic surgeon and request a consultation. An in person consult is extremely helpful in reviewing your body details for your safest and best result. Best Wishes!!
Candidate for Tummy Tuck
With the excess abdominal skin you have and the symptoms of rashes, you are almost certainly a candidate for a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon who does a lot of abdominal rejuvenation. Make certain that wherever the surgery is planned, it is certified and that you're anesthesia is supervised by a board certified anesthesiologist.
Candidate for skin removal.
I believe that there a a few procedures which could benefit you. I would recommend you see a board certified plastic surgeon who performs these procedures regularly and start with a consultation.
Candidate to get rid of extra skin
Hello and thank you for your question.
Judging by your
photos you would likely benefit from having a Tummy Tuck along with some
liposuction. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in
consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be
addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you!
Candidate to have extra skin removed?
are a variety of surgical procedures or combinations that can produce good
results in patients with abdominal laxity, depending on multiple factors including
their anatomy and degree of desired improvement: A mini tummy tuck, an
umbilical float modified tummy tuck, a full abdominoplasty. Each of these can
be performed with or without liposuction. They produce different degrees of
improvement. Generally the best result in a patient after significant weight loss is achieved with a full tummy tuck.
Following the advice of anyone who would presume to tell
you what to do based on two dimensional photos without taking a full medical
history (your thyroid level needs to be stabilized), examining you, feeling and assessing your tissue tone, discussing your
desired outcome and fully informing you about the pros and cons of each option
would not be in your best interest. Find a plastic surgeon that you are
comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The
surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally
a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). You
should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Full tummy tuck needed. Limited procedure gives limited results
You are a candidate for a standard tummy tuck. A mini TT or limited procedure will result in mini happiness if any. My Best, Dr C