Tummy Tuck Journey — Patient Example 2018-06-19T17:26:08+00:00

Tummy Tuck Journey

Patient Example

Tummy Tuck Journey

(Anticipating surgery can be stressful.  One of the biggest stressors is thinking of what you will look after the surgery.  Here are some of the pictures of my patients who have already undergone the journey.  All photos are patients of Dr.Kalsow.  For patient education only.  Do not use without permission).

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Before Surgery — Front

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Before Surgery — Side

This is a photo gallery showing the journey of one of my patients through a tummy tuck operation and recovery.  Initially she had the following problems:

  • Extra skin, hanging and with folds.
  • Depressed scar from c sections.
  • Stretch marks on skin.
  • Stretched out and distorted belly button.
  • Large waist with extra skin and fat.
  • Bulging stomach as can be seen on the side view.
  • Back rolls.
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Markings — Side

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Markings — Side

Markings:

  • To cut out: everything between horizontal lines
  • To Liposuction: everything in the round areas on the flanks
  • To sculpt: straight lines over the belly button and on the sides of the muscle
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On Table Right Before the Operation

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On Table Immediate Result

The procedure:

  • Operation time: 2.5 hours
  • Amount of fat removed by liposuction: about 1 liter (half from each side)
  • New naturally looking belly button created
  • Natural curves and valleys of youth are recreated
  • Two drains placed on the sides of the incision
  • Skin on the sides is bunched up to help create waistline (it will flatten)
  • Patient went home about an hour after the procedure
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Two Days Post Op

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Two Days Post Op

2 Days After the Procedure:

  • Drains removed
  • Patient is bent because everything is pulled together tight
  • Incisions still covered with bandages
  • Swelling and some bruising (bruising on the sides is where I did the liposuction)
  • Can already see the natural waist, youthful silhouette, and an aesthetic belly button
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Right Side View

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Front View

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Left Side View

2 Months After the Procedure

  • Youthful silhouette with slim waistline, and a flat abdomen.
  • Natural curves and valleys are recreated — the result does not look fake.
  • Belly button: vertical, and has a natural indentation around it, appropriate size.
  • Scars are low (very important).
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This is only 2 months after her surgery, still very early. As the swelling fades, her results will continue to improve.

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