I lost 35lbs & I have 3 kids, I'm still working on my stomach. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Candidate for tummy tuck
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Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
I lost 35lbs & I have 3 kids
Kenneth B. Hughes, MDBoard Certified Plastic SurgeonLos Angeles, CA
Do you need a tummy tuck
People have all kind of "leftovers" after kids.. extra fat, extra skin, loose fascia. In your case, you seem to have mostly some loose skin and stretch marks. The bad news is that it needs to be excised, and nothing that we currently know of on the market will get rid of stretch marks and loose skin adequately to make your abdomen look great. The good news is that you are a great tummy tuck candidate and these cases usually turn out great, as you have done the heavy lifting yourself. I personally have my patients stay overnight in an aftercare facility. No driving for one week. No heavy lifting for one month if you have kids, which is often a big issue for moms.
When to have a tummy tuck
Thank you for sharing your question and photo. You have done a fantastic job with your weight loss. As you noted, you have extra skin and would benefit from a tummy tuck. Most plastic surgeons do this as an outpatient procedure (meaning you would go home the same day and not require hospitalization). I would recommend scheduling a consult to go over your options with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. Cost varies significantly by geographic location and surgeon- best to meet with someone to give you specific advice and figures. Congratulations on your weight loss. Best, Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle WA
A good candidate for a tummy tuck
Congratulations on your weight loss. Based on your photos, you do appear to be an excellent candidate for a full tummy tuck to address your skin laxity, stretch marks and muscle stretch from your 3 pregnancies. This procedure can be done in an outpatient facility with ab overnight stay. Best of luck.
Jon A Perlman MD FACS Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV Best of Los Angeles Award 2015, 2016 Beverly Hills, Ca
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