My surgeon won't perform a full tummy tuck and I don't understand why? (Photo)
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My surgeon won't perform a full tummy tuck and I don't understand why?
From the pictures, I would likely perform tummy tuck with liposuction of the sides and back.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
You do have lax skin below your umbilicus, which could be removed by a formal tummy tuck. It may not be possible to remove all the skin to above your umbilicus and you may have a vertical scar left in the lower part of your tummy where the umbilicus used to be.
You have some fatty tissue in the upper part of your tummy. This will not be addressed.
I would suggest you seek a second opinion, so that you can discuss the pros and cons of treatment after a formal assessment. Any of the members of BAAPS should be able to advise you.
I think a full abdominoplasty is reasonable, especially if that is what you want. It depends on your physical exam and health history, but maybe you should get a second opinion. The patient and the doctor should be on the same page in order for both to trust each other.