I would like Lipo 360 but I have been told by non professionals that I would need a tummy tuck due to umbilical scar (Photo)
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Liposuction, umbilical scar, muscle tightening, tummy tuck, fatty abdomen, loose skin, Choice of surgery
Thanks for the query. You do need a proper clinical examination, but from you pictures it appears that you do have both excess fat and loose skin. A liposuction with a tummy tuck would correct these problems significantly. The umbilical scar as well as muscle tightening can be carried out simultaneously.Best wishes,Dr Alexander
Liposuction or tummy tuck?
- Your 'non-professional' advise is good - but not because of the umbilical scar.
- Your photos show that your abdomen muscle and skin are severely stretched.
- Liposuction will give you a lot of sagging skin and your stomach will not be much flatter.
- A tummy tuck should give you a really nice result.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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Sadly your stretch marks are the key giveaway for me. What they represent is the skin has exceeded its ability to stretch and the elasticity has gone. Just like a saggy balloon that has been over inflated and let down. Taking the fat out (the air in the balloon) will decrease the volume but the balloon cant spring back leaving an empty abdomen rather than a tight one. Practitioners of laser lipo or USS assisted lipo suggest these techniques can partly overcome loose skin but I am fairly sure that wont be possible for you. Having said all that, abdoplasty is a great operation which would suit you very well. Hope that helpsAdam Goodwin
Candidate for a tummy tuck
Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck
Tummy Tuck & Lipo
The tummy tuck with circumferential safelipo, or Lipo 360 will be your best option. This is true for anyone who has had children and has loose skin
Thanks for your question. Based on your photos, you would have the best result from a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). This would address 3 primary issues to improve the appearance of your core, through liposuction of excess fat, tightening the ab muscles, and removal of excess skin including stretch marks. It's always important to see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation in order to determine the best treatment plan for you specifically. Best of luck!