Will a tummy tuck help me? (Photo)
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You can have a tummy tuck
Tummy tuck candidate
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Thank you for your question and for sharing your photos. Your photos are a good representation but intra-bdominal fat is extremely difficult to judge without a physical exam. However from the fourth photo it does seem that you have a substantial amount of fat that is extra-abdominal. After multiple children the abdominal muscles can move away from the midline and cause a permanent look of fullness to the abdomen.
If you are otherwise healthy, you would be a great candidate for a full tummy tuck that would include muscle tightening and liposuction of abdomen and flanks. Tightening the muscles helps to flatten the abdomen and improve the contour. The liposuction would remove a lot of the excess fat and help smoothen the transition from your abdomen to your hips.
I hope that this helps you with your decision making process. I recommend finding a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with to perform a full exam and talk about your goals. That way you can together come up with a plan to help you achieve you body contour desires.
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I wish you the best.
Thank you for posting pictures of your case. Based on those pictures I would agree you are a great candidate for a full tummy tuck. This procedure would remove the fat and skin excess below your belly bottom; and would repair your abdominal wall giving you a flatter abdomen. I would suggest you to consider having some liposuction on the sides to improve the outcome. Best wishes.
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All that said, it does appear from your photos that you do have a component of excess skin, skin laity, and soft tissue which might make a tummy tuck possible for you. As far as a fleur de lis pattern, I rarely find this necessary and reserve it for patients with extreme abdominal skin laxity who are not candidates for a body lift. My guess is that this would not necessarily be needed for you. Echoing your comments, you may have a component of intra-abdominal fat that is responsible for the protrusion of your abdomen. How much - and whether this precludes you from TT surgery - is really difficult to ascertain without an examination.
Hope this helps and good luck!
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