Abdominoplasty Patient # 1
This woman is 40 years old, 5’ 8” tall, and weighed 150 pounds prior to surgery. She disliked the appearance of her wrinkling and sagging abdominal skin, the fullness of her lower abdomen following two pregnancies, and her pants did not fit well. Examination demonstrated loose, excess abdominal and flank skin with a rectus diastasis of 3cm. An extended abdominoplasty with umbilical transposition was performed; plication of the rectus muscle diastasis was performed above and below the umbilicus. Adjunctive liposuction of the flank and upper hip was performed; 150cc of fat was aspirated from each side. Post-operative photographs show her results more than one year after surgery. She is very pleased and has achieved her goal of wearing a bikini again.