Will a modified Tummy Tuck be right for me? (photos)
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Thank you for your question, it seems you have done your research and know quite a bit regarding the procedures you mentioned. While your treatment plan may sound reasonable, you may have a much better results with a latersl tension abdominoplasty tummy tuck. You would need to be evaluated prior to precise recommendations.
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Thanks for the photos and for the question. However, because you do not have a photo of yourself leaning over (which would be very helpful in evaluating you), try this. Lean over and look at how far lateral the folds in your excess lower abdominal skin are. With a full tummy tuck, this is usually about how far lateral the scars would be.
If you were to undergo the endoscopic procedure and limit your scar length, I would think that you will still have (noticeable) lateral fullness, that is, excess skin and fat. Now this might be an acceptable trade off to you.... or it might not be. Also, your pubic region is droopy. This should be addressed and moved upward.
From your photos, I would recommend a full tummy tuck with liposuction of your back "muffin tops". Your rectus diastasis would be repaired both in your upper and lower abdomen, your excess fatty tissue and skin from your lower abdomen would be removed, your pubic region would be moved upward and look more youthful, and your belly button would be repositioned, providing you with an overall slender body contour.
I, however, do not perform endoscopic procedures. If re contouring your body with an endoscopic procedure is important to you, I encourage you to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is skilled in this procedure. Ask to see Before & After Photos of patients that have a similar body type to you. Also ask to see photos of a full tummy tuck with your body type as well.... and then decide what result you would prefer.
Wishing You the Best!
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