This 40 year old patient from San Diego, California was interested in a tummy tuck surgery. She felt after two pregnancies, her abdominal area was not meeting her expectations. The patient began researching plastic/cosmetic surgery blogs and found several of Dr. Pousti’s patients’ blog entries. After reading how thrilled they all were with both Dr. Pousti and their surgery results, she decided to meet with Dr. Pousti. The patient met with several cosmetic surgeons, but felt that none of them compared to Dr. Pousti.
During her consultation, Dr. Pousti listened to the patient express her goals and took the time to go over the entire procedure from surgery to recovery in detail. She also had the opportunity to meet with other patients who had undergone the tummy tuck surgery to hear about their experience first hand. The patient was ready to proceed to the operating room for her abdominoplasty procedure.
Markings were performed the night prior to surgery and then are re-checked the morning of surgery. Measurements are taken to ensure as much symmetry as possible is met.
Following multiple pregnancies, the abdominal muscles have separated and the abdominal skin becomes loose/ damaged. Below, in the operating room, the clamps are showing the separated abdominal muscles that will be brought together and sutured to create a flat surface during the tummy tuck surgery.
Diet and exercise alone are not capable to retract the muscles, so repairing the muscles surgically is the only solution for a “tight tummy” and smaller waistline.
Following the muscle repair, the excess abdominal skin is removed and the previous incisions are then sutured together. During this process, a new belly button is also made. Immediately after the procedure, the patient’s waistline is significantly smaller and the stomach is completely flat.
The patient is very satisfied with her results and new waistline!
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