Will I get good results by having a tummy tuck? (photos)
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Tummy tuck worth it?
hi - thanks for your question. From your photos and history of childbirth I think you would be an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck combined with liposuction. After pregnancy the tissues of the lower abdomen stretch and do not always return to their pre-pregnancy state. A tummy tuck also tightens the muscles of the abdomen and liposuction would narrow your waist further.
Your body mass index is about 24/25 so surgery is a possibility although you may be borderline overweight despite your efforts to lose fat (a very hard task!). You also enjoy a drink, but this can mean anything, so the actual safe amount that will not affect surgery can be clarified with a professional consultation. It is very good that you do not smoke. It is always difficult to judge from photographs what kind of treatment is appropriate for you, but you do have a significant lower abdominal overhang of fat and skin, which does indicate that you have lost some weight. This could be addressed with a full abdominoplasty and at the same time the muscles of your tummy could be tightened or repaired along with safe and appropriate liposuction of the flanks and love handle areas. You do need to see a plastic surgeon who ideally is a member of BAAPS or BAPRAS to obtain a realistic opinion of the treatment possibilities