I'm 6 months post op a full Tummy Tuck with Lipo and bs. Will a lipo revision help my protruding stomach? (photos)
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6 months post Abdominoplasty
When to Consider a Revision
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Diagnosis of post-op abdominal bulging
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6 months is too early for further surgery
Sometimes, after a tummy tuck, it is normal to have some bulging above the umbilicus, I have seen temporary fluid collections occur--in those particular cases it will resolve (though 6 months is a bit late for that.)
One thing I notice in your photos is that your abdominal muscles seem very relaxed. This speaks to two things: First, maybe you are kind of pushing out your tummy in the photos, and in general. Core body strength and muscle work will improve your result. Second, part of the abdominoplasty procedure is plication (tightening) of the abdominal muscles--hopefully this was done well.
Last, I noticed your belly button result isn't ideal (though it is hard to see in these photos.) That appearance may be due to fluid collection, or simply a suboptimal surgery.
Overall, it's difficult to tell without pre-operative photos, and a physical exam, but I would say that revision is not out of the question. However, you may be able to correct these problems with minimal weight loss and exercise. There is only so much surgery can do for the abdominal muscles.
One thing is for sure: I don't think liposuction is the answer.
Hope that offers some perspective.
Post tummy tuck
Liposuction after a tummy tuck
Revision probably necessary for this abdominoplasty result.
Unhappy with bulgy tummy after tummy tuck
I am so sorry this happened.
But the correct treatment might be one of 3 things -
- muscle repair and/or
- liposuction and/or
- weight loss - if the muscle repair failed because of weight gain around the internal organs.
Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Here’s hoping you find this helpful. Have a great day!
6 months post op a full Tummy Tuck with Lipo and bs. Will a lipo revision help my protruding stomach?
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