42 y.o. 5’5 ½” 135 lb. with daughters age 3 and 10 yr.
The covering over her stomach (abdominal) muscles (the fascia) was stretched by her two pregnancies. Despite sit-ups she always had to “hold her stomach in”. Abdomen bulged above the top of her jeans. Skin laxity about her abdomen prevented performing just liposuction.
Tummy tuck surgery (full abdominoplasty) removed all skin and fat from just above her pubic area to just above the belly button (navel). The covering over the muscle was tightened (fascial plication) to give a firmer flatter abdomen. Abdominal skin and fat removed weighed 1 lb. 12 oz (788 gm.). She also underwent liposuction to her hips, inner & outer thigh, knee, and upper arm at the same time.
After pictures taken 5 yr. 5 mo. after surgery now 140 lb.
Although she had undergone breast augmentation with Dr. Pertsch 8 years before her abdominoplasty and liposuction she felt the abdominoplasty was the best thing she ever did for herself. Jeans fit and looked much better.