PATIENT BACKGROUND: This lively 40 year old woman of African American descent is a busy mommy of 5 children. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. Not unusually, with those pregnancies, she developed quite a bit of stretch marks and loose skin of the mid and lower abdomen. Fueled by her desire to regain the figure she had prior to her pregnancies and after diligent research on doctors specializing in body in contouring, she contacted Dr. Mariotti for a consultation.
DR. MARIOTTI’S IMPRESSION: “Upon examination of the abdomen reveals changes consistent with her prior pregnancies. She has stretch marks and generalized decreased skin elasticity, mainly in the mid and lower abdomen. She also has increased muscle laxity because of her prior pregnancies. She is a typical candidate for body contouring surgery, more specifically a abdominoplasty aka a tummy tuck. This procedure would allow me to remove all the skin between the pubic hairline and the belly button. This along with tightening of the abdominal muscles, which have been stretched with pregnancy and pulling the upper abdominal skin down tight will give her a nice, flat or tummy. As with all my tummy tucks, I will position the incision so the scar will be down low so and easily hidden under a bathing suit or underwear.
FOLLOW UP/OUTCOME: 6 days after surgery and her incisions were healing nicely. 5 weeks later she is looking and feeling great. 3 months post she looks ad “feels fantastic.” “What a difference. I love my tummy again!”
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Surgeon: Dr. Mariotti