Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
This 31 year-old woman came in asking for a tummy tuck with stretch mark reduction in our Manhattan practice. She was 5 feet 6 inches tall and 136 pounds. While she had done fairly well after having her 3 children, she hated her stretch marks. They caused her terrible embarassment and she said she would not wear a two piece bathing suit because of them.
While we were about to perform the abdominoplasty, she decided that she also wanted to have some liposuction around the waistline. Smartlipo was performed in the flank region and this really helped to give her a slimmer appearance all around the torso.
Patient Age: 31
Motivation for Tummy Tuck:
Loose tummy skin
Tummy Tuck Technique:
Full abdominoplasty with removal of stretched skin
This patient said she felt very tight and could not stand up straight for a few weeks postoperatively. For more information about a typical tummy tuck recovery check out my blog post on the subject.
Plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas P. Sterry, serving Manhattan and the surrounding area of New York City.