What procedure would give me the best results of completely getting rid of my stomach? (Photos)

I want to get rid of my stomach completely and was wondering what procedure would give me the best results. I am 5'5, approx. 180lbs, 29 yo, 1-child via c-section. My c-section scar is almost invisible but i notice my fat hangs right over it. I considered a BBL but the idea of not being able to sit for so long is not appealing. What would be best for me? Laser Lipo? Tummy Tuck? Regular Lipo?

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What procedure would give me the best results of completely getting rid of my stomach?

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Thank you for your question. Evaluation on your photo you are good candidate for Liposuction plus tummy tuck and fat transfer to butt. you will have good results. 

Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

Best Procedure to Reduce Stomach

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Dear Shayshay, Thank you for posting your photographs with your interesting question. Assuming that you are not planning any future pregnancies, I would recommend a full tummy tuck with liposuction of the flanks. The tummy tuck will tighten the separation of your rectus abdominal muscles and the lower abdominal skin with the stretch marks and excess fat will be excised. Liposuction of the flanks or sides will reduce your waist and will give you a beautiful result. Please have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced with tummy tucks. At the time of your consultation, you will have an examination, discuss your tummy tuck goals, answer all of your questions and see dozens of the plastic surgeon's before and after tummy tuck with liposuction results. Best wishes, Dr. Richard Swift

Tummy tuck/liposuction

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Thank you for your question and photos, based on what I see you are a great candidate for a full tummy tuck and liposuction of all areas for better contouring this will give you the best results. Consult with a board certified PS, best of luck! 

Tummy Tuck with Liposuction

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Thank you for your question and for posting appropriate pictures. You seem to be a good candidate for a tummy tuck procedure with liposuction. A special kind of tummy tuck that I perform is called a lateral tension abdominoplasty. This procedure tightens the abdominal muscles that loosen due to pregnancy and removes loose skin. I often perform liposuction with this procedure for additional contouring. You should make sure you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon for precise recommendations. 

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 112 reviews

Brazilian lipoabdominoplasty

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Thank you for your question and photographs.

I would recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon so they can perform a full body examination and give you the best recommendations based off of their examination. Based on your photos, I think you would be a good candidate for a Brazilian lipoabdominoplasty. This procedure is the combination of liposuction and a traditional tummy tuck. During a tummy tuck I tighten the diastasis rectus muscle which brings in the waist then I cut out the excess skin to achieve overall, a smaller waist with a nice flat abdomen and a thin scar hidden below the bikini line. Then the use of liposuction will help remove any excess fat deposits along with creating a nice, smooth silhouette. I hope this helps!
Good luck in your endeavors!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Tummy Tuck, Lipo, and BBL

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Based on your photos you would benefit from a lipoabdomioplasty (tummy tuck combined with liposuciton) and a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). 

A typical full abdominoplasty patient is at or near their ideal weight and is looking for help in removing excess skin and tightening of the abdominal wall after they are done bearing children. It can be a powerful procedure that can remove excess skin and stretch marks from below the belly button and tighten the belly muscles. THis is combined with liosuciton to achieve better contour of the abdomen and flanks. The trade off is a scar in the bikini line that extends hip to hip and a scar around the belly button.

A Brazilian Butt Lift combines liposuction of the buttock with fat transfer to improve the overall shape and size of the buttock. The final result of a revision Brazilian Butt lift is influenced by what shape the patient has to start with, the retraction of the skin after liposuction, the amount of fat grafted, and how much fat survives (50%-70%).

See the link below for more info on tummy tucks after pregnancy and BBL.

A detailed examination will best delineate the best surgical treatment. Consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.

Malibu Tummy Tuck

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Thank you for your question. You have loose skin, stretch marks and excess fat. You would be a good candidate for a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat and tightens the tummy muscles. I invented the MALIBU tummy tuck. This gives a very natural looking tummy and belly button. In addition pain and recovery are significantly less versus traditional techniques. It is not uncommon for patients to take only Tylenol for pain after surgery. 

Joshua Halpern, MD, PA
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Tummy tuck candidate

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thanks for the question. 

In this regard, I'm totally agree with you, therefore i recommend you a Full Tummy Tuck with muscle repair, to get a flat abdomen and waist and back Liposculpture, getting better curves especially in the waist, improving your body contour.

Finally, I suggested take the fat we get and transfer to the buttocks and hips, to mold them and get better volume, contour and butt projection, is that we know as "Brazilian Butt Lift" (BBL).

Kind regards 

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 370 reviews

What procedures would give me best results

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Hello and thank you for your question. The reason why so many docs have answered is that you are a great candidate for us to give you an excellent result.

The procedures that will give you the best results are a full tummy tuck with muscle plication.  Liposuction of the upper abdomen as well as the flanks and saddle bag areas.

You have a great boots and don't need a bbl anyway.

Good luck. 

Peter Fisher M.D 

Peter Fisher, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

Tummy Tuck

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Thank you for your question and photos which help greatly!  From your photos you appear to be a great candidate for a tummy tuck. 

Joseph E. Mark, MD
Rochester Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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