PATIENT BACKGROUND: In 1999 this wonderful woman had her first tummy tuck. However, she was always somewhat satisfied with the results. She has consulted Dr. Mariotti for body contouring surgery after hearing of his expertise in this area. She is currently 65 years young, is 5 feet tall, weighs 125lbs and has 3 children. After a recent accident she has put on a little bit of weight. Although she remains active she is finding it difficult given the fullness of her upper abdomen.
DR. MARIOTTI’S IMPRESSION: An examination of her abdomen reveals scars consistent with a previous tummy tuck. However, this fullness is a combination of both subcutaneous fat, intra-abdominal fat and upper muscle laxity. After a long discussion regarding her options I suggested liposuction only of the upper abdomen which would thin out this fullness of the upper abdomen. However, it would do nothing for tightening the skin or the muscles and therefore I recommend an abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) revision as well. This would allow me to tighten the muscles even more.
FOLLOW UP/OUTCOME: 2 weeks after surgery and she is standing up almost completely straight now and her incisions are healing nicely. 3 months post op and her waist and belly button look fantastic. She is very happy with the results. Just look at the difference in the photos. Wouldn’t you be too?
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.
Surgeon: Dr. Mariotti