Suver – Abdominoplasty

photos courtesy of Dr. Daniel Suver, MD, FACS

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

This woman in her 30’s has had significant stretching of the abdomen from multiple pregnancies.  She has irreversible wrinkling of the lower abdominal skin, and her pregnancies have stretched and separated her abs (rectus abdominis muscles), which results in a ballooning out of her abdomen.  Even with physical therapy, exercise could not restore a flat contour, because the muscles had been stretched apart by the multiple pregnancies.

I performed a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. In this procedure, the irreversibly stretched, lower abdominal skin is removed through a low incision that can be hidden by underwear or swim wear.  The abdominal muscles are brought back together to restore a normal flat abdominal contour.  She now has restoration of her youthful flat abdominal profile and a smooth abdomen.

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

This 50 year old woman developed excess, sagging skin and fat of her lower abdomen and bulging due to a diastasis.  She had one child years before.  We performed an abdominoplasty to correct the diastasis (bringing the abdominal muscles back together down the middle) and remove the stretched out skin and fat.  Photographs taken at 3 months.  She is excited with her new body.

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Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and Breast Reduction (Mommy Makeover)

This woman was unhappy with changes in her body since having children.  She now has drooping of her heavy breasts, and and is unhappy with the changes in her abdomen.  She elected for tummy tuck and breast reduction to improve the contour of her chest and abdomen.  While these surgeries are not weight loss procedures, they can significantly contour and reverse many of the changes brought about by pregnancy.  She has found this to be the jump start she needed to more fully engage in an exercise program and has continued to drop weight since surgery.  These 5 month postoperative photos show a dramatic improvement to her abdominal profile.  Scars have faded nicely, and will continue to fade further over the year.  As with all our abdominoplasty procedures, incisions are kept low in order to be able to hide them with a swimming suit or underwear.

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Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

 

This 42 year old mother was dissatisfied with the changes childbearing had made on her body.  She lost her flat abdomen, her breast deflated, her flanks pooched out, and her breasts had sagged.  We performed four procedures in one setting: breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and flank liposuction.  She is excited to welcome her new and improved old self back!  Scars are faintly visible in these three month postoperative photos, and should continue to fade with time.

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This woman in her 30’s has had significant stretching of the abdomen from multiple pregnancies.  She has irreversible wrinkling of the lower abdominal skin, and her pregnancies have stretched and separated her abs (rectus abdominis muscles), which results in a ballooning out of her abdomen.  Even with physical therapy, exercise could not restore a flat contour, because the muscles had been stretched apart by the multiple pregnancies.

I performed a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty. In this procedure, the irreversibly stretched, lower abdominal skin is removed through a low incision that can be hidden by underwear or swim wear.  The abdominal muscles are brought back together to restore a normal flat abdominal contour.  She now has restoration of her youthful flat abdominal profile and a smooth abdomen.

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This young mother has very lax tissues.  Pregnancy has irreversibly stretched the skin of the lower abdomen and has separated the rectus abdominis (six pack) muscles by stretching the central connecting ligament.  Despite returning to an appropriate weight, her abdomen has not returned to how it was before pregnancy.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) moves the rectus muscles back to the middle and removes the stretched skin.  This returns her to a flat contour and removed all of the stretch marks below her belly button.  The scars are kept low to allow her to cover them with swimwear and underwear.

 

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This young woman has has developed significant sagging of her skin and bulging/laxity of her abdominal muscles after a massive weight loss and multiple childbirth.  Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) removes the excess stretched out skin of the lower abdomen and allowed me to tighten her abdominal muscles down the middle to give her a flat profile and an hourglass waist.  The incisions are kept low, just below the panties, so that they can remain innocuous, even in swimwear.

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The following young woman successfully lost almost 80 pounds after gastric bypass surgery.  She has been left with a lot of lower abdominal deflated skin excess.  Abdominoplasty was performed to remove this excess skin and recontour the abdomen to restore a more slim, natural appearance.  Scars will continue to improve beyond what is seen in these two month photos, and the belly button will take on a more rounded appearance with time.

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This middle age woman has had significant stretching and sagging of her abdominal skin and fat with time. Further weight loss, unfortunately, will do nothing to retract the overhang.  Abdominoplasty allows for removal of this skin and fat excess giving her a much more trim profile.

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Abdominoplasty after massive weight loss

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Abdominoplasty photos courtesy of Daniel Suver, MD, FACS.  Plastic Surgeons of Alaska.