This patient is a 35-year-old mother who scheduled a consultation with me at my practice to discuss her options for plastic surgery to remove loose excess skin on her abdomen and stubborn excess fat of her love handles and thighs. In our discussion she noted that most of these problem areas had developed after she had children, and although she had maintained a good diet and exercise program, she was not able to achieve all of the improvements she wanted.
I felt that this patient would be an excellent candidate for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and power-assisted liposuction of the flanks and thighs. It is very important to me that my patients have a clear idea of what kind of results they should anticipate from their procedures, so I explained that she could expect to see her abdomen flatten and re-contour dramatically through this surgery, while her thighs would show more modest improvements.
I performed a full abdominoplasty with muscle tightening, in conjunction with power-assisted liposuction of the flanks, inner thighs, and outer thighs. The patient recovered very well from her tummy tuck and liposuction, and could not have been happier with the significant improvements that her surgery helped her achieve. Her abdominal area is now much firmer and smoother, and her entire body appears slimmer and healthier. These improvements have motivated her to work even harder at her exercise routine, and she continues to get in better and better shape.