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Abdominoplasty Standard Photograph Views ("Tummy Tuck", abdominodermatolipectomy, abdominal sculpture and contouring)

Find out what photographic images are important to analyze the abdomen for tummy tuck surgery.

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To help our patients become comfortable with us, we feature a preliminary remote package. You will need to complete information forms, send us images (see below), and have a telephone discussion with the doctor. This introduction supplements our in office educational experience. Please call our office for further information. There is a fee for this preliminary evaluation.

Check List for Technique Issues - Abdominal Photos for Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty

Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Fill the image with the region between the neck and the knees.
It is very difficult to analyze the abdomen on an image that includes the entire body. Detail is lost if the important information occupies only a small part of the frame. Include the entire region from neck to knees unless you are including an additional view of a detail you want to demonstrate.
  Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images If using flash, point the flash so that the shadows do not obscure the important breast outline. This is done by having camera mounted flash on the same side as the stomach and the camera towards the back. This is not as great a concern when no flash is used.
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Focus the camera.
The body should be in focus. You may need to take the camera off of its automatic setting to get the stomach in focus. Blurred images are difficult to evaluate.
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Do not use a mirror to take the pictures.
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Choose your background carefully.
Pick an uncluttered background with no mirrors. A mirror or glass surface can reflect a flash and make photographs difficult to evaluate. A plain matte background is best. Avoid background clutter. Try to pick a contrasting flat background behind you that does not detract from the stomach.
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images

Please check your images before sending them to us. You should be able to clearly see your problem on your images.

For a Preliminary Remote Discussion to be effective, Dr. Bermant needs to see pictures that demonstrate your concerns.

 

Check List for Standard Abdominal / Stomach Images for Dr. Bermant's Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty Surgery

Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Frontal Picture   Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Posterior View Picture
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Left Lateral (Side) Picture Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Right Lateral (Side) Picture
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Left Frontal Oblique Picture Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Right Frontal Oblique Picture
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Left Posterior Oblique Picture Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Right Posterior Oblique Picture
Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Left Side Bending Over Picture Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images

Right Side Bending Over Picture

Abdominal / stomach - tummy tuck abdominoplasty photos pictures and standard images Excess Skin Pictures

For Details about each image, please check the examples below.

If there is something you feel is best demonstrated by a specific different view, please include that detail. We are interested in your concerns.

The photos must include AT LEAST as much as in these images. The view should extend from the neck to the abdomen.

The arms should be a little way away from the sides except the bending over view to evaluate symmetry (evenness). Holding the camera in one arm makes it impossible to determine any differences between the left and right sides.

Photograph and pictures of abdomen for abdominoplasty.Frontal Photograph

Before body contouring surgery photos:
Pictures should fill the frame of the image. Detail is lost if the important information occupies only a small part of the frame. The view may extend to the shoulder and down to the knees.

The frontal view should have the body parallel to the camera film plane.

 

Front image is one of the pictures for abdominoplasty tummy tucks.Abdominoplasty tummy tuck picture fron sideLeft and Right Lateral Photographs
Side photos should be perpendicular to the camera film plane. Side and oblique views can have the arms at the sides (which in some cases will obscure details). In some cases it is better to have the arms behind the back to show possible concerns they would otherwise obscure. Raising the arms can stretch loose tissue and can distort the anatomy.

Try to have a plain background without clutter. Be careful not to hide your contour concerns in shadows.

Oblique photograph is a standard image for tummy tuck abdominoplastyOblique pictures is a standard photos for tummy tuck abdominoplastyFront Oblique Pictures

Oblique pictures should be at 45 degrees and half way between the frontal and side photographic views.

The images should be in focus. Blurred pictures have little value for Dr. Bermant.

 

Posterior oblique standard image for abdominoplasty tummy tuck.Posterior oblique standard photos for abdominoplasty tummy tuck.Back Oblique Pictures

Posterior oblique pictures should be at 45 degrees and half way between the back and side photographic views.

 

Image before tummy tuck abdominoplastyImage before tummy tuck abdominoplastyBending Over Pictures

Bending over photographs lets it all hang out, the folds of flesh show up more. It can show if the problem is more global needing a tummy tuck or if adequate resources remain for revision surgery.

 

Posterior photograph for tummy tuck abdominoplastyPosterior View Pictures

In some cases, the posterior view is important. This picture can show if the problem extends around the torso requiring contouring around the entire body. Bending over photograph lets it all hang out, the folds of flesh show up more.

 

Loose skin photograph for tummy tuck abdominoplastyExtra Skin Picture

Loose skin folds can sometimes be demonstrated by holding the extra skin for a photograph. Some scars can also be demonstrated with pictures.

If you feel that other pictures better demonstrate your concerns, please include those views also.

Photographs can be mailed to us. If you want them back, please include return postage. E-mail of compressed images is also possible. Medium JPEG compression permits faster uploads and downloading. Images can be as small as what you see here. 200 pixel high photos are fine for computer viewing and quick transmission.

Images only show up so much detail and do not replace the in office examination and evaluation. I need to feel and observe the tissue:

  • how loose / tight
  • how it moves
  • how elastic
  • scars
  • possible hernias
  • possible numb or sensitive areas
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