Abdominoplasty Patient # 4
Full Tummy Tuck with Liposuction
This woman was 68 years old, 5’ 11” tall, and weighed 200 pounds prior to surgery. She disliked the appearance of her wrinkling and sagging abdominal skin, and wanted a flatter stomach. Examination demonstrated some excess fat and skin laxity of the abdomen and flanks, with a rectus diastasis of 3cm and an umbilical hernia. An extended abdominoplasty with umbilical hernia repair and transposition was performed; plication of the rectus muscle diastasis was performed above and below the umbilicus. Adjunctive liposuction of the upper abdomen, flanks and upper hips was performed; 250cc of fat was aspirated from the upper abdomen, and 200cc of fat was aspirated from each flank and hip. Post-operative photographs show her results more than four months after surgery.