My case what is the best options; Tummy tuck or Liposuction or both? (photos)
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First of all I want to say congratulations on losing the 50 Kg. That is a very difficult and respectable thing to do. You’ve taken a step that will not only enhance your appearance but also your health and life as well. You have the classic abdomen of someone who has been overweight for a while and has lost a significant amount of weight. That rapid decrease in fat around your abdomen leaves your skin lose and hanging as yours has become. Liposuction alone will not remove that extra skin and can actually make the appearance of your abdomen be worse by creating a lot of wrinkling, more lose skin and contour irregularities. Based on your photographs you appear to be a better candidate for a tummy tuck procedure so that all of that extra skin can be removed, your abdomen tightened and perhaps in combination with some liposuction along your love handles. Good luck.
Tummy tuck or liposuction
Post weight loss procedures.
Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a “tummy tuck,” is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen.
Liposuction does permanently remove fat cells, however, it does not address the issue of excess skin.
There are many cases where liposuction is combined with a tummy tuck procedure. If a tummy tuck can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect depend on the individual patient and can best be determined through a consultation. Be sure to consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best of luck to you!
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When you are ready for surgery, you will need a lower body lift (circumferential abdominal incision carried around the back), or perhaps a fleur de lis pattern abdominoplasty, which has a central vertical component (like an upside down "T"), so that skin can be removed in the horizontal as well as the vertical direction. Depending on how much weight you lose prior to surgery, it may be appropriate perform a two stage procedure to address your torso, with an aggressive liposuction performed first, followed by one of the aforementioned excisional surgeries three months later. Because of the excess of skin and soft tissue in your breasts, an open gynecomastia correction utilizing an anchor pattern of incisions will be necessary. This could be performed at the same time as the first stage liposuction.
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