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Abdominal Wall Loose Skin (Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck, Abdominodermatolipectomy, Abdominal Sculpture for hanging loose skin)

Explore abdominoplasty - surgical sculpture of the abdomen for extra skin after pregnancy and C-section. Learn what plastic and cosmetic surgery has to offer you by Dr. Michael Bermant, MD.

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Loose skin comes in many degrees.

Pregnancy leaves many with lax skin and abdominal wall muscles. Dieting and exercise will just not tone the skin.

The type of surgical solution is dictated by the problem. While liposuction can help with localized fat, the extra skin must be dealt with in a different fashion. Tummy tuck surgery tightens the skin of the abdominal wall. The lower incision is the place where the extra skin is removed. Greater degrees of redundant skin often need longer incisions.

fold of extra skin before tummy tuck
after abdominoplasty surgery

Left Picture: Loose Skin Before Tummy Tuck

Right Picture: 3 Months After Tummy Tuck

 

The skin is tight after surgery. Loose skin has been removed. Skin just above the belly button has been moved to just above the pubis. A new hole was made for the belly button. The abdominal rectus muscles were tightened.

folds of flesh before tummy tuck
no extra skin after tummy tuck

Left Picture: Before Tummy Tuck

Right Picture: 3 Months After

More about this patient.

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no loose extra skin after tummy tuck

Photographs after surgery. An attempt to grab loose skin after surgery demonstrates the tight tissues after tummy tuck.

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redundant flesh before abdominoplasty

In cases of massive weight loss, the problem may extend around the entire body. A compromise can limit the extent of the surgery. This patient has loose skin front, sides, and back. There are various options to sculpt such loose tissue. A single stage body lift has certain risks. She chose just to start with an extended tummy tuck alone.

Photos before surgery.

This is the result after one stage - tummy tuck abdominoplasty alone. Explore more before and after pictures about this patient.

loose tissue before surgery
after abdominoplasty body recontouring

Loose skin remains along the inner thighs. A thigh lift would tighten this tissue.

Left Photograph: Before Tummy Tuck

Right Photograph: 3 Months After Tummy Tuck

Instead of a total body lift, this patient chose tummy tuck alone. The extended incision permitted much redundant tissue to be removed. The compromise was in the back. The loose skin there could be further tightened with a second stage operation extending along the back.

loose flesh before abdominoplasty
after tummy tuck abdominal sculpture

After one stage - tummy tuck alone. More before and after pictures about this patient.

Left Picture: Before Tummy Tuck

Right Picture: 3 Months After Tummy Tuck

Loose skin before and tight skin after tumescent tummy tuck. Learn more about this patient.

Femal patient with massive loose skin from weight loss - tissue reduction plan before tumescent tummy tuck abdominoplasty.Photographs after tumescent tummy tuck abdominoplasty in female who had folds of loose skin after weight loss.Left Photograph:
Skin Markings and Map Before Tumescent Tummy Tuck for Loose Skin After Massive Weight Loss.

Right Photograph:
Tight skin 10 months after Dr. Bermant's Tumescent Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty.

 

Loose flesh before surgery. Photograph female patient before surgery. Smaller amounts of loose skin can be managed by liposuction alone. It may take several months after surgery to see the result. The amount of shrinkage depends on many factors. More about this patient.

Left Photograph before liposuction surgery

Right Photograph 6 weeks after suction lipectomy.

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