PATIENT BACKGROUND: This determined 33-year-old female interested in body contouring surgery after massive weight loss. She has consulted Dr. Mariotti, a board certified plastic surgeon, after having heard high he is highly regarded in this area of plastic surgery. One year prior she underwent a gastric sleeve surgery. With that procedure, she lost an outstanding 170 pounds. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and now weighs 143 pounds. However, with that much weight loss and her two previous pregnancies, she was left with a significant amount of excess skin of the abdomen. Afterall that hardwork she is looking to Dr. Mariotti to help her look as good as she feels now.
IMPRESSION: This woman is a fantastic candidate for body contouring surgery. We discussed the differences between a tummy tuck, versus an extended tummy tuck, versus a lower body lift. In her case, I recommended an extended tummy tuck. This procedure would carry the incisions around almost to the middle of the back and this would allow me to shape and remove, some of the lateral thigh skin. We also talk about liposuction of the outer thighs to further refine her new, more feminine figure. I believe the combination of the two procedures would solve most of the areas of concern and get her feeling and looking her best.
FOLLOWUP/OUTCOME: Only 5 days post surgery and this motivated woman is looking fantastic and is standing nearly straight up in such little time. 1 month on during a followup and she “is happy with her early results.” 3 months after surgery and pictures don’t lie … her results simply could not be any better. What a great ending to her massive weight loss journey.
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Surgeon: Dr. Mariotti