Do I qualify for a full tummy tuck with liposuction?

I am 5'6 weigh 180 I have a double roll with a 8' scar on the right side of my belly button I have lost 60 lbs.  no matter how much weight I loss I still have a lot of sagging skin do I qualify for a full tummy tuck with liposuction

Doctor Answers 8

Full Tummy tuck

Thank you for the question. Although the picture is grainy, I believe that you are a candidate for a LBL (lower body lift). What is this and what does it accomplish? It is a circumferential TT. You get a butt lift and augmentation, a strong lateral thigh lift, TT and monsplasty. Liposuction is also used as necessary. This gives a far superior result than TT and liposuction alone, which by the way you certainly can do. Find a ps specializing in TT and LBL, to consult w

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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Do I qualify for a full tummy tuck with liposuction?

This may very well be the best option for you.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of 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

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy trck

Good morning!

looking at your photo I would think that you would most certainly benefit from a full abdominoplasty with liposuction and flank/waist contouring. To opitmize your result, I would recommend a period of diet and excercise to try and lose a bit of weight- it will greatly enhance your final result.

I hope this helps

Robert Steely, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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My suitability for a tummy tuck

Thanks for your recent question. From a physical point of view, you appear to be a good candidate for a tummy tuck combined with limited liposuction ins. What would make you suitable for the surgery would be if you were a non smoker, no further pregnancies planned and no significant weight loss or gain is planned.

Good luck to you.

Tummy contouring

Thank you for your question. The photo you posted is very hazy. Although a physical exam is needed to make any formal recommendations, given your weight loss, you would likely benefit from an extended tummy tuck +/- lipo waist/flanks or a circumferential body lift. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options. Best wishes,

Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck Candidate

Although I would need to examine you and see some more photo views, you do appear to be a candidate for a tummy tuck and liposuction. Removal of the sagging skin will improve your body contour. Hope this helps.

Peter J. Simon, MD
Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon
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It does seen like you're a good candidate for a tummy tuck and liposuction.

It would help a lot if you could send more pictures, profile- front- back so that we can let you know, which procedures would be best for you.

Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Do I qualify for a full tummy tuck with liposuction?

Thank you for the question and picture. Based on the limited information here, it seems like you may be a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery.

Generally speaking, the "ideal" tummy tuck patient is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent support system surrounding him/her, does not smoke, is capable of arranging enough recovery time and who has reached a long-term stable weight.

Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who after complete history, physical, and a full Communication other goals will be able to provide you with more specific/meaningful advice.

I hope this, and the attached link, helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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