Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Dr. Sterry is a Manhattan tummy tuck surgeon who transformed this 44 year old woman. She was frustrated by both her excess skin and the vertical abdominal scar on her belly that was so unattractive.
" In this case, I was able to design her tummy tuck so that the entire vertical scar was removed along with the loose and attenuated skin in the area in one operation. She now has a horizontal scar that is completely covered by her bikini line or virtually any other fashion."
"In addition to the tummy tuck I also removed a fair amount of fatty tissue from the flanks and back with liposuction. This gives her a much more pleasing waistline and buttock contour."
"Many people underestimate the cosmetic power of flank liposuction especially when it is combined with a tummy tuck operation. I find that it is almost as important to the body contour and ultimate aesthetic outcome as the tummy tuck itself. There are times when it is not necessary, but it generally adds quite a bit to the results."