Looking for best solution to get rid of belly pouch after 2 babies & 60 lbs weight loss. (Photo)
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Tummy Tuck for Complete Results
Liposuction - Need a tummy tuck also
VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting and Tummy Tuck
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Thank you for your story, questions and questions. Unfortunately without a examination I can advise you in general terms, however I hope you will find them helpful.
"Best" is difficult to determine and depends on a personal exam and discussion
of the benefits and the limitations of the particular technology.
For clarification body contouring (by fat reduction) can be divided into three major categories:
I. Non surgical fat reduction
There are various technologies that are non surgical and they include but are not limited to:
1) ultrasound (Ultrashape)
2) freezing (Coolsculpt)
3) Radio Frequency (RF)
Topical (Vellashape III, Thermi Smooth)
Injectable (Thermi Tight)
4) injectable (Kybella)
5) topical laser (Zerona)
I personally use Ultrashape , Vellashape III, Thermi, Kybella for those patients who after discussion would like a non surgical alternative. Depending on the anatomical area and
only after clear and realistic expectations will we proceed.
Lipo suction is the "Gold Standard" for fat removal of diet rest ant fat There are various types, including but not limited to:
1)suction asst. Liposuction (SAL)
2) ultrasonic asst. liposuction (UAL)
3) power asst. liposuction (PAL)
4) laser asst. liposuction (LAL)
5) water asst. liposuction (WAL)
They are all effective and are secondary to the experience of the Plastic Surgeon with the particular liposuction technology.
In addition to liposculpting many of us have added non surgical methods "to shrink skin"
after liposculpture using Radio Frequency(RF)devices. Two such devices I personally
use are Vellashape III and Thermi Tight.
There are four types of abdominoplasties. A-C All have horizontal
incisions and D has a significant vertical compotent.
A) mini- muscle tightened below umbilicus to pubic bone
B) standard- muscle tightened from breast bone to pubic bone
C) extended as in standard but incision longer to excise excess skin/fat in outer thigh
D) fleur de lis- same as standard but in addtion excess skin/fat excised in a vertical
Each of the above categories (and the various sub groups) have their benefits and limitations and need a personal examination and discussion with a experienced
Plastic Surgeon who utilizes both categories.
Based solely on your story and photos I believe your "best" choice is a standard abdominoplasty with flank liposuction.
I recommend that you make several consultative appointments with Plastic Surgeons who are experienced and Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition ideally they are members of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
I wish you my best and success,
R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
4646 Brockton Ave
Riverside, Ca 92506
#bellypouch after 2 babies
I hope you realize that this format of posting questions and receiving answers lacks the face to face direct communication required for you to make an informed decision regarding your surgery.
My response to your question/post does not represent formal medical advice or constitute a doctor patient relationship. You need to consult with i.e. personally see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to receive a formal evaluation and develop a doctor patient relationship in order to know if this assessment is valid.
Fit Belly After Baby (photos)?
Liposuction addresses fat only, but this is not your major problem; you lost most of your extra fat yourself. Mini tummy tuck is a limited localized approach that wouldn't treat your entire abdominal aesthetic unit, but your entire abdominal wall appears affected.
Outcome is in the eye of the beholder.
You will be a good candidate for any of the above mentioned procedures. The selection depends on the outcome that you are expecting and how much time you are willing to have time off.
tummy tuck will give you the best result, in the less time, with the longest recovery time.
Smart lipo will be very good, 4-6 weeks time, with moderate recovery.
Sculpsure will be good, may be multiple procedures, results in 6 to 12 weeks and NO time down.
Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Wishing you the best in your journey
Abdominal contouring after pregnancy
Solution for Belly Pouch After Babies?
and Liposuction have their place, neither is usually effective alone to correct all of the changes from
pregnancy with large volume weight loss. We almost always have to address skin laxity and muscle mal-
position to obtain a firm, flat tummy. This means a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with or without lipo-
suction. I recommend an in-person examination/complete consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area
to obtain more information. Thanks for your question.