Tummy Tuck

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This 40 years old mother has excess skin with stretch marks, and has moderate excess fat deposits in her lower abdomen, hips and thighs. She is most concerned with the bulge of her lower abdomen. She is a good candidate for a “mini-abdominoplasty” because the bulge is mostly prominent below the umbilicus. This means that the tightening is only needed below the umbilicus, and the umbilicus is left alone and does not need to be changed. It keeps the surgery limited to the low abdomen and has a shorter incision line and faster recovery. She underwent mini- abdominoplasty at our AAAASF certified surgical facility. She also had liposuction of her abdomen, hips and thighs at the same time. She is now eleven months after surgery. Breast contour is always improved after tummy-tuck, which is a very nice added effect. Patients who might want both breast augmentation and tummy-tuck should do them separately, with the tummy-tuck first. It is more accurate to choose breast size after the tummy-tuck because the tummy-tuck gives the appearance of larger and more prominent breasts.