Abdominoplasty Patient # 2
This woman is 52 years old, 5’ 5” tall, and weighed 125 pounds prior to surgery. She disliked the appearance of the loose abdominal skin and the appearance her C-section scars following two pregnancies. Examination demonstrated irregular laxity and fat distribution in the lower abdomen: a depressed midline scar, a subcutaneous are of thickening and indentation to the left of midline, and a second vertical scar in the right lower quadrant. Her rectus diastasis was not severe. A high-lateral-tension abdominoplasty with umbilical transposition was performed; plication of the rectus muscle diastasis was performed above and below the umbilicus. Liposuction was also performed; 200cc of fat was aspirated from each side over the upper hip and waist, and 175cc of fat was removed from the upper abdomen. Post-operative photographs show her results eight weeks after surgery.