Thank you for your question and photo. By looking at your photo, you look like you could be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. It is not uncommon for men or women that lose a great deal of weight to consider the tummy tuck. With the tummy tuck a lot of excess skin is removed as well as tightening the underlying muscle. Liposuction could be performed at the same time to give an even greater result. Liposuction alone would not address the skin or the muscle, it would only deflate the area. Please schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss your goals. Good luck!
I've been trying to lose weight and tighting my mid-section; do you think I need a tummy tuck? (Photo)
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Dr Dhaval Patel Double Board Certifed Plastic Surgeon Chicago Hoffman Estates Oak Brook
Thank you for your pictures and questions. Based on the pictures you have submitted it looks as if you would be a good candidate for a full tummy tuck. I suggest you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss your options and goals. Best of luck!
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I've been trying to lose weight and tighting my mid-section; do you think I need a tummy tuck
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If a member of my family underwent these procedures, they would be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you are serious about undergoing these procedures, you should have a thorough consultation with a plastic surgeon having those credentials, who will fully explain what is entailed in the procedures, including both the positives and potential problems. You should be complimented on the fact that you are seeking valid information before jumping into any procedure.
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