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Tummy Tuck

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Case 119

After losing 175 pounds from gastric bypass surgery, this 43-year-old woman wanted a procedure for removing excess fat and skin on her stomach. She met with a board-certified Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice and they decided together that an abdominoplasty, also called a "tummy tuck," would complement her gastric bypass surgery nicely.

Since she was 175 pounds heavier before, her skin had been stretched out and had lost its elasticity. But her surgeon was able to smooth out the texture and proportionality of her stomach. Excess fat and skin were removed in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. Afterwards, her skin was reattached at the location of the incision and the incision was closed using sutures.

She was pleased with the results of her abdominoplasty in Los Angeles. She said that her quality of life has improved substantially because of her procedure following her bariatric surgery. Compared to being 175 pounds heavier, she now can do activities she once couldn't and can feel more confident in her body overall.

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Case 118

As a mother of four children, this 59-year-old mother wanted abdominoplasty in Los Angeles to restore her pre-pregnancy body. Although her children were against her having cosmetic surgery, she had contemplated having surgery for a while because she felt that tightening her abdominal skin would help boost her self-image. After a lot of thought, she decided that she wanted Los Angeles cosmetic surgery.

To take her next step to restoring her body, she met with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice. She explained what her desired outcome was and her surgeon carefully examined the areas she wanted to treat. Her surgeon suggested that she have a tummy tuck procedure combined with power-assisted liposuction to finally get the shape she had longed for.

During her procedure, power-assisted liposuction was used to remove unwanted fatty bulges. This new technology refers to using vibrations from the tip of a suction tube to loosen fat cells so that they may be suctioned away gently. This was performed using the tumescent technique, which involves infusing large volumes of saline, local anesthesia, and adrenaline. In addition to liposuction, the surgeon performed her tummy tuck in which excess fat and skin was removed through an incision below her bikini line.

After her procedure, she was thrilled with the results and when she showed her children how spectacular the results were, they understood and supported her decision to have the surgery.

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Case 117

This 26-year-old woman planned on having power-assisted liposuction and a tummy tuck in Los Angeles to enhance the look of her abdomen. She wanted to have her procedure at the same time she would be having a hysterectomy to treat uterine fibroids that were causing her discomfort. Since she had already planned to take time off to recover, she wanted to get a plastic surgery procedure so that she only had to have a single recovery period.

During her procedure, excess skin and fat were removed. In most cases, a tummy tuck also restores weakened or separated muscles causing them to become firmer. The length of the incision was determined by the amount of loose skin that was removed. Her incision was made just below her bikini line so scaring would not be seen while wearing a bathing suit. For dramatic results, liposuction was also used to complement her tummy tuck.

Combining liposuction with a tummy tuck is a popular trend among men and women in the Los Angeles area. By suctioning her fat from her hips and flanks, this procedure helped create a more slender torso. Power-assisted liposuction is a newer technique that treats specific areas more safely and efficiently than many other liposuction methods. This worked well for this patient to slim down and smooth areas surrounding her abdomen. She now looks better and can feel better after her operations. She is pleased with her results from her plastic surgery in Los Angeles.

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Case 116

This 40-year-old mother was bothered by the excess skin on her lower abdomen. She had lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise, but her excess skin on her tummy reminded her of all of the weight she had once gained. To correct this, she decided to meet with a Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice to discuss her options.

During her consultation, her surgeon examined her lower abdomen and carefully listened to her concerns. After discussing her desires and options, they decided together that a tummy tuck procedure would complement her weight loss and help restore the look of her lower abdomen.

Her Los Angeles tummy tuck procedure was performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon at our practice. After anesthesia was administered, her incisions were made along her belly button and pubic hairline. Excess skin was then removed and her muscles were tightened to give her the flat tummy that she desired.

She was very pleased with the procedure's results. After working hard to lose weight and undergoing the procedure, she can feel more confident in her results now that there is no excess skin to remind her of the weight she successfully lost.

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Case 114

This is a 34 year old mother of two who wanted a mommy makeover. As a 4'10" woman weighing 115 pounds, she knew that having a breast lift combined with tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction in Los Angeles would help her achieve the look that she desired. She scheduled an appointment for a mommy makeover with Dr. David Stoker.

Her breast lift was performed using the laser breast lift technique. The laser breast lift uses a flap of skin that is specially prepared with a CO2 laser to create an internal brassiere that attaches to the upper chest wall. This serves much like the padding of a push up support to keep the breasts in their lifted position after the breast lift. For her tummy tuck and liposuction, her surgeon created an incision on her lower abdomen just below her bikini line where he removed excess skin and fat and retightened the abdominal muscles.

The procedure went very well; she now has more youthful-looking breasts that are a 34C support size. Also, her tummy appears very flat and smooth and is healing very quickly. She is pleased with the results of her mommy makeover by Dr. David Stoker.

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Case 113

This is a 38 year old mother who wanted a mommy makeover after having two children. She came to Dr. Dvid Stoker wanting to learn more about a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction in Los Angeles.

During her consultation, Dr. Stoker carefully listened to her concerns and desires. After taking these into consideration, as well as her body anatomy and skin type, he helped her decide which techniques and procedures would give her the results she wanted. Together, they agreed that the laser breast lift technique would maximize the benefit of her breast lift procedure. Also, abdominoplasty and liposuction around her lower abdomen would help eliminate the excess skin and fat that she found bothersome.

During her procedure, liposuction was performed using the power-assisted technique. For her tummy tuck, a lower abdominal incision was made, excess skin and fat was removed, and the abdominal muscles were tightened. Her laser breast lift elevated and reshaped her breasts.

Her mommy makeover procedure went very smoothly. With a support size of 38C, her breasts now appear to have perky, lifted appearance. Her stomach now has a flatter look, and her entire midsection is slimmer. She is on the road to a quick recovery, considering that the "after" photos were taken less than one month after her surgery. Her scars are much more visible than they will be later, given more time to heal. She is pleased with her results from her breast lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck in Los Angeles.

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Case 112

This is a 53 year old mother of two who wanted to return her figure back to how it was before she had kids. For many women like this patient, having children and the natural aging process often takes a toll on the body in the form of excess skin and tissue, stretch marks, and sagging of the breasts. This woman scheduled an appointment with Dr. David Stoker to learn more about a mommy makeover procedure.

After consulting with her plastic surgeon, she decided on several procedures, including a breast lift using the laser technique, a tummy tuck, and liposuction in Los Angeles. By combining liposuction with a tummy tuck, her surgeon removed excess fat, skin, and tissue from her stomach and surrounding areas. Her laser breast lift left her with an elevated and more youthful breast appearance, along with natural support to help her breasts maintain their youthful look for years to come.

Her procedure turned out very well. As the photos show, the surgery helped eliminate most of the droopiness in her breasts and the excess skin and loose muscles in her abdomen. In addition, her breast size changed from a 38D to a 38C. She is very pleased with her new figure from her liposuction, breast lift, and tummy tuck in Los Angeles.

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Case 111

This woman had lost a substantial amount of weight and wanted to learn about body contouring options. She decided to investigate options for reshaping her body through cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles.

When she came in for her consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker. After evaluating her body, Dr. Stoker recommended a body lift, tummy tuck and posterior lift.

After her surgeries were completed, she experienced a full recovery before she returned three weeks later for her "after" photos. As shown in her photos, her body looks slimmer and toned.

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Case 109

Many men choose cosmetic surgery after weight loss to help trim away loose skin and lingering fat. At age 19, this young man had lost almost 100 pounds through diet and exercise, but even though he was pleased with his new shape overall, he still felt self-conscious about the extra skin that was hanging from his abdomen and chest. He researched his options for different cosmetic surgeons and decided to meet with board-certified Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon at Dr. David Stoker.

At his consultation he explained that he was interested in male breast reduction surgery and possibly a tummy tuck. Dr. Stoker examined him and agreed that he would be a great candidate for both procedures, and they scheduled a time for surgery.

A tummy tuck is very similar for both men and women, but male breast reduction is very different from female breast reduction. Unlike women, some men can get good results with liposuction alone, and even in cases where men will need some skin or glandular tissue removed, the incision is much smaller and positioned differently. The result is a firmer, flatter, and more angular appearance that fits much better with the male physique.

This young man's combined procedure has dramatically improved his body contour, and the results are evident even at this point in the healing process. His chest looks flatter and firmer, his tummy tuck in Los Angeles has tightened his abdomen considerably, and his whole body looks much younger. The small scars on his chest are still visible this soon after surgery, but they will continue to fade, and in about a year they should be very difficult to notice.

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Case 108

Multiple pregnancies had stretched out this 32-year-old woman's abdominal skin, and she wanted to know if a Beverly Hills area plastic surgery procedure could help. She thought that a tummy tuck might be the right solution, so she called Dr. Stoker's office and scheduled a time to meet with him for a consultation. After examining her and hearing her goals, he recommended a full tummy tuck.

Depending on the patient, a plastic surgeon may recommend tummy tuck alone or paired with another procedure such as liposuction to help smooth out other areas. After talking over the pros and cons of both options, this patient settled on a tummy tuck alone.

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and begins with an incision from hip to hip. The incision is positioned low enough that the thin scar will be concealed easily beneath underwear or lingerie. Through this incision the surgeon carefully sutures loose abdominal muscles tight, then trims away excess fat and skin and repositions the belly button without detaching it, before closing the original incision.

This patient's surgery and recovery went very well, and afterward her whole abdomen and upper-pubic area are much smoother and firmer. Even though she did not receive liposuction for her back and sides, her firmer tummy helps give her whole body a much softer, more appealing contour. She no longer has any "rolls" of fat near her lower abdomen, and she and her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon are both pleased with how much slimmer she looks.

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