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Abdominoplasty Black Patient

("Tummy Tuck", Abdominodermatolipectomy, Abdominal Sculpture)

Abdominoplasty of an Afro-American patient with pictures - and tightening of abdominal wall muscles.

Michael Bermant, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Tummy Tuck Black Patient

23 year old black female who was unhappy with the extra hanging stomach wall skin and her cesarean section scar.

Height 5' 0" Weight 150 pounds

Location Surgery: Hospital Operating Room

Anesthesia: General with Tumescent Technique

Stay: Ambulatory Surgery Package (up to 23 hours)

Abdominal Sculpture included:

  • Tightening of the rectus muscles of the abdomen from the chest to the pubic region
  • Full Abdominoplasty - High Lateral Tension Technique
  • Removal of large section of loose skin, C-section scar, and stretch marks in skin removed
  • Recreation of belly button through transposed skin
23 year old African American female patient photograph. Afroamerican female patient photos after surgery.
after tummy tuck picture black female with diastasis rectus of stomach muscles

Left Photograph Above: Before Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery

Right Photograph Above 4 Weeks After Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery

Left Photograph 11 Months after Surgery

The scars have softened nicely and the shape has evolved.

The loose stomach wall muscles and a large diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal wall (rectus) muscles) were a major cause of this bulge of her abdomen. A large gap can occur between the two rectus muscles during pregnancy. In some cases this never returns to normal.

Picts before contouring in afroamerican female After surgical contouring black woman after tummy tuck photos black woman
Before Tummy Tuck Surgery Picture 4 Weeks After Tummy Tuck Surgery Picture 11 Months After Tummy Tuck Surgery Picture
Pictures of a African American female before surgery

After abdominoplasty in a African American female patient.

Picts after abdominoplasty in black woman

Photo Before Abdominoplasty Surgery

Photo 4 Weeks After Abdominoplasty Surgery

Photo 11 Months After Tummy Tuck

Only 3 pounds of skin and fat were removed during the abdominoplasty surgery. The patient lost an additional 12 pounds on her own before the 4 week photos. The repair of the diastasis recti played a major role in this patient.

before abdominal body contouring with loose hanging skin and diastasis recti. Photograph Before Tummy Tuck Surgery
after repair abdominal rectus muscles and abdominoplasty in black female patient after tummy tuck removing loose hanging skin photogrpah after abdominoplasty

Left Photograph 4 Weeks After Abdominoplasty Surgery

Right Photograph 11 Months After Tummy Tuck

Scar care after tummy tuck in the black patient requires active patient participation in the after care period. This patient has been massaging her scars with cocoa butter. She has never had problems with severe scarring.

Picture of scar 4 weeks after surgery. Skin from Negro Race or black or dark skin can have problems with hypopigmentation (too little pigment) and hyperpigmentation) too much pigment with healing. Keloid scars are also possible. Scars 4 Weeks After Abdominoplasty Surgery
after abdominoplasty surgery resulting scar in black patient Scars 11 Months After Abdominoplasty Surgery

View Movie of this Tumescent Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty, click on link below.

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Check out the minimal brusing and swelling after Dr. Bermant's Tumescent Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty:

Once the movie is loaded, scroll back and forth to best see the three dimensional nature of the problem and tumescent tummy tuck solution.

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