Tummy tuck and lipo candidate, some advices:
Thanks for the question. In this regard i recommend you a Full Tummy Tuck with muscle repair, to get a flat abdomen and waist and back Liposculpture, getting better curves especially in the waist, improving your body contour.
Could I get a tummy tuck?
Yes, you would be the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck. You are thin. Have excess skin. Potentially have a muscle separation (rectus diastasis.) And you have good quality remaining skin. So yes, you would be a fabulous candidate for a tummy tuck. Best of luck.
Full tummy tuck
From these photos, you seem to be a candidate for a tummy tuck. A full tummy tuck with liposuction of the flanks would address your areas of concern. . Definitely seek out a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with an expertise in Body Contouring Surgery for a consultation. Be sure to express your expectations and goals to the surgeon your choose. Good luck!
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
#realself #tummytuck #drdeanvistnes
57 year old weigh 162, 5'6 lost 50 lbs two years ago, am I ok to get tummy tuck?
Congratulations on your weight loss. Based on your photo appeared to be an excellent candidate for a full tummy tuck. However if you plan to lose more weight you should do it before your tummy tuck. If you lose weight after your tummy tuck the skin of her abdomen may sag again.
Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty
Thank you for your question and for posting appropriate pictures. You seem to be a great candidate for a lateral tension abdominoplasty tummy tuck. This procedure will remove loose skin and tighten your abdominal muscles. Patients can lose about 15% of their body weight after this procedure. You will need to have an in person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon for precise recommendations.
You would do awesome with a tummy tuck!!
It is really hard to
give advice without examining patients with regards to abdominoplasties and the
many permutations and “versions” of them that get offered to patients. Briefly, if you have excess skin or laxity in
your skin and fat, removal of that tissue would be of benefit. If your muscle contour is not what it used to
be or it not optimal, a procedure to tighten your “core” may be necessary. This is especially important in the
post-pregnancy population as during your pregnancy, your muscles were forced to
adapt to a growing baby inside. Most
times, those muscles don’t go exactly
back to where they were before. Some
come back really darn close, but rarely to their exact pre-pregnancy
position. If you don’t have the
musculature issues addressed, and you only have the skin and subcutaneous
tissues removed, your contour will not be optimal and I believe you will be
dissatisfied with your results. It’s
paramount to fix the foundation (the musculature) before building the house.
The next question to
address is what to do with your belly button.
Depending on the amount of upper abdominal laxity, you may have your
belly button brought through a new place in your skin (belly button stays where
it is on your abdominal wall, but by stretching skin downwards, it needs to
come out in a new place or it would look tethered and not natural) or you may need to leave it where it is or potentially “float” it down
the abdominal wall an inch or two (it actually ends up being lower on your
torso than where it started). Decisions
about pre-surgery position of your belly button and tradeoffs between potential
scar placement vs. keeping your belly button in a naturally-appearing position
are used to determine that.
As you can see, there
are lots to consider when discussing abdominoplasties. You really need to discuss all of these
issues with a board certified plastic surgeon and see pictures of their
results. Who cares if someone does “drainless tummy tucks” if their results do
not look great. Likewise, tummy tucks
that are done overly tight do not look natural and defeat the purpose of having
your abdomen rejuvenated in the first place.
What good is getting a tummy tuck if you aren’t excited to show it
off? Hope this helps!
Timing for Tummy Tuck
If you are comfortable with your current weight you could proceed with a tummy tuck. Of course your general health needs to be good as well.Your highest normal weight is 147# (big boned) and your optimal weight is 130#, but where you love your body is the place you need to be. If that is lower, then you need to lose the weight before you proceed. If you are loving it where you are, (congrats on the weight loss!!) then go for it!(BTW, exercise is a great stress reducer and a fitness technique but in women, weight control is almost entirely based on eating habits, not on exercise.)
Hello and thank you for your question. Based on your
photograph, you are a great candidate for a tummy tuck with liposuction.
This can be done through a low and short incision, all completely below the
bikini line. Your muscles can also be
plicated resulting in a flat abdomen. Make sure you
specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have
had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic
surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon