What would be the best option for loose skin on my stomach? (Photo)
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Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
A tummy tuck can tighten loose abdominal skin
Thank you for your question!
Dr. Schreiber, Baltimore plastic surgeon
You will benefit from a Tummy Tuck
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What would be the best option for loose skin on my stomach?
Thank you for your question.
After viewing your photos, you would be an excellent candidate for a full tummy tuck procedure. This would include removing the excess skin on your abdominal wall and tightening the abdominal muscles to restore a flatter tighter abdomen.
I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations.
Thanks for submitting your pictures.
From observing your pictures, you appear to have extreme skin and muscles laxity, which I don't believe that any respected board certified plastic surgeon will do on you anything less than full tummy tuck with muscles tightening. Anything less, will be a huge compromise that will leave you very unhappy and most likely will require the full procedure at a later stage which will cost you significantly more and involve 2 lengthy recoveries.
Full tummy tuck will be one of the best investment in yourself. I addition to the flat stomach, tight and youthful skin and better posture , you will most likely lose significant amount of weight due to the muscles tightening that will reduce the amount of food that you can eat and sense of hunger. It will increase your self esteem, sense of femininity and will make shopping fun again...
Before performing tummy tuck, tough, your surgeon will have to examine your tummy carefully, in order to rule out Fibroids, that at times, can be very large. If Fibroids are palpated, you will have to be referred to a gynecologist surgeon who will have to remove them first, so you will be able to get at a later stage(I do not recommend to combine the 2 procedures, for your safety) a perfectly flat stomach.
You have to realize that not all result are the same, because experience, skills and aesthetic eye are critical for good and safe outcome.
So, do your due diligence carefully and choose wisely.
Always, consult with with experienced board certified plastic surgeons who operate in accredited surgery center for your safety. Most importantly , check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive flat stomach, low scar and nice belly button.
Best of luck,
Loose abdominal skin
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