A mother of 1 in her mid 40’s who has always been bothered by fullness of her abdomen, even when younger, but now this is worse since her pregnancy.
She is bothered by bulging in fitted clothing and would also like to be able to wear a 2 piece bathing suit. She had an external laser treatment to reduce fat in her stomach somewhere else but said this was painful and didn’t work. Sh has also had cool sculpting to her inner thighs, again, without improvement.
She is shown before and again, 7 months after a lipo-abdominoplasty along with liposuction of her medial thighs. Her weight is up 10 lbs since surgery ( now 5’4” and 150 lbs) but she maintains an excellent contour of the stomach.
Discussion. Her abdominal skin has excess fat with a caliper pinch of 4.5 cm I find 3 cm or less to be more idea. Liposuction can be done separately as another procedure but in some cases can be cautiously added at the time of the abdominoplasty to thin the layer more and give a better result, as we did here. Despite a significant weight gain she has maintained her contour in the abdomen.
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