Need a tummy tuck or bad lipo? (photos)
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Need a tummy tuck or bad lipo?
Need a tummy tuck or bad lipo?
Options of Tummy Tuck or Repeat Liposuction
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Lipo candidate, some advices:
In this regard, I'm totally agree with you, therefore i recommend you waist and back Liposculpture, getting better curves especially in the waist, improving your body contour.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
Tummy Tuck For Loose Skin
After 3 children, yes, some form of a tummy tuck is likely your best option. The belly button is a tether and the skin above it hangs over very slightly. You probably also have some rectus diastasis.
To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
Need a tummy tuck
Did I have "Bad Lipo"?
When you see a Plastic surgeon for the first time you should lay all your wishes and concerns on the table and ask for honesty. You want to hear the truth of what can and cannot be done even if may initially hurt your feelings. You want to proceed with surgery with a realistic understanding of what can and cannot be achieved by each operation.
As as a rule, although Liposuction and Tummy Tuck operations overlap, they do NOT correct the same things. A Liposuction will remove fat and in skilled hands can create nice sculpting but it will not tighten muscles which were stretched and separated by multiple pregnancies. Therefore, a liposuction cannot flatten a Mommy Tummy. On the other hand, a Tummy Tuck can tighten the muscles and remove all loose overhanging skin but cannot remove the excess fat between the skin and the muscle.
You appear to have a moderate amount of loose skin especially in the upper abdomen. Even though there is always some skin tightening associated with Liposuction, it is an effective way to overcome a large amount of loose skin. If you look at the belly button it looks like a car tire that is being sat on. The round O is replaced with a compression by the loose skin pushing down on it. You also demonstrate it with your mild Diver's view which suggests excess skin and separated muscles.
The good news - it is completely correctable with a Tummy Tuck. So please don't despair. Allow enough time for the Lipiduction to heal, watch your weight and when you are ready discuss it with your plastic surgeon.
Dr. Peter A. Aldea
Skin looseness after lipo
Second, after 3 children, most women won't get a "super tight" look without a full tummy tuck. That said, skin takes a full year to tighten after lipo, so it's too early to say if this will apply to you.
Finally, if you are really opposed to the incisions, and you have money to continue maintenance treatments, you could always try ultrasound or radio frequency tightening of the skin. It will not work as well as surgery, but there is no downtime and no scars. This would need to be repeated every couple years and can be expensive over time, but it is an option if you really want to avoid (or even just try to delay) more surgery.
Otherwise, enjoy your result since it looks good now, and know that it will just continue to get better.