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Tummy Tuck

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Tummy Tuck

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Case 107

After losing over 100 pounds, this young woman was uncomfortable with the extra skin and uneven abdominal fat that remained. At 26, she was proud of her new body, but was disappointed with her reduced breast size and wished she could fit better into her new, slimmer clothes. After hearing about the plastic surgeon Dr. Stoker, she decided to schedule a time to talk over her choices for a Beverly Hills area plastic surgery procedure. In her consultation she shared her goals and her weight loss history with her surgeon, who recommended a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation.

Tummy tuck and liposuction are both very common choices for patients after weight loss, and many women will also opt for breast surgery to reverse sagginess or enhance volume. For the liposuction part of her procedure Dr. Stoker recommended power-assisted liposuction (PAL), which allows larger amounts of fat to be removed very gently, reducing the risk of bruising. 

This patient's "after" photos show that her plastic surgery helped balance out her figure very nicely. Her fuller breasts look much more natural for her frame, and her flat tummy and slimmer waist help emphasize her new curves. She and her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon were both very pleased with her new proportions.

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Case 106

A medical condition can make it very difficult to lose weight, but sometimes plastic surgery can help. This 27-year-old woman has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that made it very difficult for her to reshape her body even though she dieted and exercised faithfully. She knew that liposuction is not a weight loss method, but she hoped that her healthy habits would make her a good candidate for liposuction in Los Angeles to improve her shape.

Her board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker examined her medical history and discussed her options with her carefully. Even though liposuction is not designed for weight loss, it can still create impressive results for patients who are already healthy and close to their weight loss goals.

Dr. Stoker determined that this patient would be a great candidate for surgery and recommended power-assisted liposuction for her entire midsection, along with a tummy tuck to flatten out her abdomen. Both procedures can be performed at the same time, under general anesthesia, so that the patient can recover quickly and avoid the costs of separate procedures.

After completing her recovery, this patient is happy to show off her shapely new curves. She looks and feels much slimmer and more attractive, and says that her results exceeded even her own expectations. She is very pleased with the care and results she received from her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon.

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Case 105

Tummy tucks can often remove stretch marks very effectively. This 36-year-old woman had had multiple pregnancies, and found that afterward she had a disproportionally large amount of excess weight, as well as obvious stretch marks, around her abdomen. She had trouble fitting into clothing and did not like the shape she saw in the mirror, so she decided to do something about it.

She chose to meet with Dr. David Stoker to talk about Los Angeles liposuction and tummy tuck to improve her shape. She was happy to learn from her doctor that a full tummy tuck can often remove all or most of the stretch marks related to pregnancy and weight loss, and she decided on a combination surgery that would pair the tummy tuck with power-assisted liposuction.

Her surgery went very well. Dr. Stoker successfully tightened her abdominal wall, removed excess fat, and trimmed away her excess skin. She healed nicely, and she is very excited to be able to show off her new, more attractive body contour. As her photos show, her tummy tuck gave her a smoother, sexier shape and reduced her stretch marks dramatically. Her procedure also reduced the tattoo at her hip, but this will be simple to correct and she is very pleased with the work of her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon.

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Case 104

Diet and exercise helped this mom lose over 100 pounds, but she still needed extra help to take care of her loose abdominal skin. She was only 38, and felt that the loose skin left behind after her weight loss made her look and feel older. After research and careful consideration of her options, she decided to set a time to meet with Dr. Stoker to discuss tummy tuck in Los Angeles.

Dr. Stoker explained that it's very common for women and men to have plastic surgery after weight loss, and that a tummy tuck and liposuction could also help reverse some of the changes her body had undergone after pregnancy. He recommended an extensive tummy tuck to remove the extra skin and fat from her lower abdomen. Some women will need a bit of liposuction to refine their results, but her surgeon felt that this patient would get a very smooth, tight contour with a tummy tuck alone.

Afterward, the difference is obvious: she has a firmer, flatter body that shows off her curves and muscle tone much better. This patient was so happy with the results of her Beverly Hills area plastic surgery after weight loss, she even urged her sister to schedule a surgery with her doctor to remove an even larger amount of excess skin. Both procedures went beautifully, and both patients were extremely happy with their results.

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Case 103

Before having children, this 41-year-old mom had a sculpted, hourglass figure, and she wanted to regain her slim physique. However, even though she was healthy she found that her loose skin and stretch marks would not improve, and the patches of fat along her waist and hips seemed to resist all her dieting. She heard that Plastic Surgery's board-certified plastic surgeons have helped pioneer new methods of Los Angeles liposuction, so she scheduled a consultation to find out more about her options.

Some patients have one big "problem area" that they want to correct, but like most women after pregnancy this woman wanted to recontour a few different areas at the same time. Her doctor explained that a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) would be the best way to tighten her abdominal muscles, and power-assisted liposuction (PAL) would slim her belly, hips, and waist area very smoothly. Compared to less-sophisticated methods, PAL offers faster healing and smoother results, especially for the larger fatty patches that often appear after pregnancy.

After her surgery, the patient healed very nicely, and she looks great. A few small stretch marks are still visible below her belly button, but they appear very thin and almost invisible now that her belly is so flat and firm. She is very happy to have her "pre-baby" body back, and she was very pleased with the outcome of her Beverly Hills area plastic surgery.

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Case 102

This 42-year-old woman felt that diet and exercise were not working for her, and decided to look for a Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon who could give her advice on how to get a slimmer waist. She learned about board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker and decided to meet with him to better understand her options.

At her consultation, Dr. Stoker explained to her that plastic surgery is not a replacement for weight loss, but that she was still a great candidate for surgery. Like many women, this patient had large, uneven deposits of fat around her abdomen that made her look much heavier and less healthy than she really was. They talked over her options to give her a shape that would fit her healthy habits, and Dr. Stoker recommended an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with power-assisted liposuction (PAL).

Power-assisted liposuction in Los Angeles uses a vibrating liposuction wand to remove larger, thicker patches of fat such as the ones around this patient's abdomen. Since the vibrating wand removes fat very gently, it helps prevent bruising and allows patients to heal more quickly and comfortably.

After her tummy tuck and extensive liposuction, the patient was thrilled with her transformation. Her whole body looks slimmer, and from the side and rear views it is obvious that her new curves flatter her body beautifully.

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Case 94

After pregnancy, it is common for women to experience loose abdominal muscles that will not tighten with exercise, but coupled with stubborn fatty deposits, this problem can be noticeable and frustrating. This 36-year-old mother from Long Beach felt that she was a perfect candidate for a plastic surgery procedure to refine the shape of her body and help her achieve a more flattering look. Specifically, she wanted to correct the shape of her flanks or "love handles," smooth out the "support rolls" along her back, and create a slimmer shape for her inner and outer thighs.

In her meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice, this woman carefully evaluated each of her options before deciding on a combined procedure including a tummy tuck as well as liposuction for her problem areas. Her goal was to create a smoother look that would flatter her whole appearance.

Power assisted liposuction and a tummy tuck near Long Beach and Los Angeles is most effective to create an attractive, energized look for women and men who already work to live healthy. Patients should be at or close to their goal weight, and for best results should avoid gaining or losing significant amounts of weight after surgery.

This woman's post-operative photos show her results at 18 months following her tummy tuck and Los Angeles liposuction procedures. The differences between her before and after pictures are dramatic; after her procedure, the fatty bulges on her back and hips have been smoothed away, giving her whole body a much firmer, tighter appearance.

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Case 50

This 36-year-old mother wanted to re-sculpt her abdominal area so that she would feel more attractive and comfortable in her clothing. She met with her board-certified plastic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice to determine which procedure could most satisfy her goals. After a thorough assessment, her surgeon determined that an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure would meet her needs most completely by removing her excess abdominal fat, skin, and tissues.

In a traditional tummy tuck procedure, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills abdominoplasty surgeons tighten and remove loose excess skin to create a firmer-looking tummy. In the process, the surgeon may remove some localized fat deposits and tighten loose or torn abdominal muscles. The result is a much improved body contour that can enhance your overall look significantly.

Well-qualified surgeons typically require their patients to be at or near their goal body weight before undergoing an abdominoplasty procedure. While patients can burn off some fat through diet and exercise, and while liposuction can be the right choice for smaller areas of problem fat, abdominoplasty focuses mainly on excess skin and loose abdominal muscles, and should not be seen as a weight loss "substitute."

This woman has recovered very well from her Los Angeles abdominoplasty, and has seen dramatic improvements to the shape of her body. Folds of skin and fat no longer hang below her belly, and she now appears slimmer, with a more defined waist and firmer abdominals. She is extremely happy with her results and fits much better into her clothing.

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Case 48

This 36-year-old mother desired a flatter tummy and improved contours of the thighs and hips. She had undergone a c-section previously. She chose to have an abdominoplasty, and her surgeon used the umbilical float technique. The patient also opted for power-assisted liposuction of the hips, inner and outer thighs.

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Case 47

This 37-year-old mother of four desired a tummy tuck after having four c-sections. She had power-assisted liposuction of the abdomen and an abdominoplasty at Plastic Surgery.  Her physician used the umbilical float technique.

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