Will liposuction get me a flat stomach after 4 kids? (Photo)
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Lipo after multiple pregnancies, 3 C-sections one BAD SCAR
Let me answer you directly. No.
You will need a full, if not extended tt to achieve any type of acceptable results. You have a lot of excess skin, a bad C-Sect scar, stretch marks, an enlarged umbilicus, and undoubtedly, stretched muscle layer. Lipo will only address the fat layer, which is moderately thick. You need all layers addressed, plus the scar (tt will get rid of this).
Let me also tell you this. I would strongly urge you to first finish child rearing, get into excellent physical shape, and get down to and maintain a healthy weight first.
Congrats, and all the best.
Liposuction or abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty almost always a better choice in liposuction after multiple pregnancies.
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Liposuction - Need a tummy tuck also
A tummy tuck is the answer
looking at your photos, a tummy tuck will most certainly be required to give you the look you desire. I am afraid that you have too much skin laxity to expect a good result after liposuction alone.
Be sure to visit a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to hea rwhat optinos would be best.
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Liposuction or tummy tuck
It's best to wait until you're done having children then have a tummy tuck. If you just can't wait, you could have a tummy tuck now, but I don't recommend tighten the muscles in women who plan future pregnancies, so you may not be as flat as you would be if you'd waited until you're done having kids. Additionally, even if your abdomen is flat after a TT then you get pregnant, you could have some loosening of your skin or further loosening of the muscle and need another tummy tuck later. One last consideration is that having had 3 prior c-sections, it's pretty likely that you would need another c-section with a future pregnancy, and it would be a shame to have a TT now then have a new vertical scar from another c-section replace the one you had removed!
Liposuction vs Abdominoplast (tummy tuck): Information
Thank you for your story, questions and posted photos.
1)we all have both internal fat (located n your internal organs and pushing your belly outward) and external fat (on top of your muscles). Internal fat can not be treated by either liposuction or tummy tuck...only weight loss.
2)You did not mention your current height or weight. We often calculate body mass index (BMI) that helps us give you better advice. I recommend that you attain you goal weight prior to surgery.
3)Since you have had children you most likely have a separation of the two vertical abdominal muscles (that are not repaired with liposuction).
4)their are three types tummy tucks:
a) traditional (muscle repaired from breast bone to pubic bone)
b) mini (muscle repaired from umbilicus (tummy button) to pubic bone)
c) extended (like traditional tummy tuck but extends around at to hip area
all will remove excess fat and skin of the lower abdomen. The remaining skin is stretched tight resulting in smooth abdominal appearance.
5liposuction will remove only external fat but may leave your skin loose and hanging.
liposuction will not repair separated muscles
6)both liposuction and tummy tuck are often done together, except in the upper abdomen (May reduce blood flow and cause healing/flap problems at the tummy tuck incision.
7)the types of liposuction are:
a)traditional suction asst. Liposuction (SAL)
b) ultrasonic asst. liposuction (UAL)
c) power asst. liposuction (PAL)
d) laser asst. liposuction (LAL)
e) water asst liposuction (WAL)
are all effective and are secondary to the experience of the Plastic Surgeon
8)non surgical methods to help "shrink skin" after liposuction use RF:
a) Vellashape III
b) Thermi tight
1) based on limited information and not being able to evaluate you in person I would recommend you reach your goal weight and then have a traditional tummy tuck and liposuction to contour the flank areas.
2) I suggest you make several appointments with different Plastic Surgeons who are Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
4646 Brockton Ave
Riverside, Ca 92506
Ideal liposuction candidates are:
- Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring
Based on your pictures I recommend to combine liposuction and tummy tuck. The combination of a liposuction with the a traditional tummy tuck has become a very common procedure. It is safe to combine the two procedures mainly to address the hip and flank areas. This is a very effective way to extenuate the contour of the waist along with the abdominoplasty. It is also important to realize that there is usually a limit on how much fat can be remove in a combined procedure.In general you may be a good tummy tuck candidate if:You are physically healthy and at a stable weight You have realistic expectations You are a non-smoker You are bothered by the appearance of your abdomen. Also The fat transfer, often called Brazilian butt lift has become extremely popular because it allows your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. You improve your waist, hips and of course your buttock.
I also recommend to visit a board certified plastic surgeon for a person evaluation and to talk about your goals.
Good luck :)
Will liposuction get me a flat stomach after 4 kids? (Photo)
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