3 months post op will I improve or do I need something done. How can this look better? (photo)
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3 months post op will I improve or do I need something done. How can this look better?
Thank you for your question.
If you have a big belly that makes you unhappy and you are not happy about the look of it, if you have experienced skin sagging on your abdominal area after a weight loss, if you are unhappy with the sagged look of your abdominal area after the pregnancy, if you had a liposuction operation and now your belly is sagged; then you can get benefit from a Tummy Tuck operation.
Tummy Tuck operation is performed under general anesthesia and it takes to perform the procedure nearly 3 hours when it is performed by a team of plastic surgeons. It is really important to decrease the operation duration to give less anesthesia to the patient yielding a better postoperative period to the patient. You will be advised not to eat 6 hours before the surgery and that is all! You will get a physical examination by your surgeon and anesthetist. After the examination; we will prepare you for the surgery. You will receive a sedation in order to reduce the preoperative anxiety and fell yourself more comfortable
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Thanks for your question. You basically are about three months out after your liposuction. This is about the time period were we expect your results to be close to what you should expect to see. It looks like you have some ripples that could be due to extra skin or scar retraction. I am not sure if you had ultrasound or laser liposuction which was at times cause unwanted extra skin retraction. You may still have some swelling. It some cases it takes longer than 9 months to see the final results but that is not the norm. The look around your belly button seems to be what we call a donut where not enough fat was removed or it may just be loose skin. It is nearly impossible to tell from just a photo.
I have seen patients like you often when surgery is done by providers with minimal experience and even those with decades of experience. The scar process can be unpredictable at times. Also if you started swelling at one month then body was not healed enough and if you also developed fluid pockets you have developed small seromas. These could have been drained.
Talk with your plastic surgeon and explain your concerns. They would be best suited to address your post operative concerns. However, know that it can be corrected if this is your final outcome.
Carlos Mata M.D.
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If you are unhappy with your result, you may be a candidate for revision liposuction or energy-based treatments to smooth out your stomach. Either way, I recommend waiting 6 months postoperatively to allow all the swelling and scar tissue to settle and soften. For now, continue to follow closely with your surgeon and follow their recommendations. Best of luck!
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