More commonly known as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty is a common cosmetic surgical procedure for tightening up the stomach. Excess skin and tissue are removed from around the abdomen to reveal a toned, flat tummy. A tummy tuck can also be paired with liposuction to remove excess fat deposits, a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) to enhance the derrière, or other cosmetic procedures.
Check out these before and after shots from Dr. Saber’s satisfied patients.
This patient had previously undergone a procedure with a different surgeon that left her with an unpleasant scar. I performed an abdominoplasty for her along with scar revision. The image here shows the incision not long after surgery which later healed into a barely-visible mark.
Patient had abdominoplasty accompanied by fat transfer to the hips and buttocks.
The after photos are 2 months after surgery. The patient had the following done: Abdominoplasty; Liposuction of abdomen, flanks, mons pubis, lateral hips, pectoralis folds, axillae, lateral chest; Bilateral breast augmentation mastopexy with silicone gel implants; Removal of neck skin tags. The implants are still in the process of settling in the “After” photos.
This patient received an abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, mons. She also had fat grafting to both (bilateral) breasts. The after photos are 6 weeks post surgery.
This patient had lost 90 lbs with diet and exercise. Procedure performed: Abdominoplasty with liposuction of abdomen, flanks, and lower back, and a fat transfer to both breasts. The after photos are from 6 weeks after surgery.
This patient had an abdominoplasty with removal of 7.3 lbs of abdominal pannus and conservative liposuction of the flanks. Postoperatively, she still has some abdominal fullness, but that fullness is intra-abdominal, i.e. visceral fat that cannot be removed with liposuction because it is the fat that surrounds the organs. It can go down by losing weight. (Liposuction and abdominoplasty only remove the peripheral fat outside of the abdominal cavity.) However, she is very happy with her results and also more motivated to eat healthy and work out.
This lady had been to three prior consultations with other plastic surgeons. She wanted a mini-abdominoplasty but all three prior surgeons told her they would only do a full tummy tuck on her. I explained to her that while the textbook answer for her abdomen would be a full abdominoplasty, we can do a mini-TT as long as she understands the limitations in outcome. The mini-TT does not address the supra-umbilical (above the belly button) muscle laxity and skin laxity. Her results would be less dramatic and much more conservative. Patient’s main concern was her infra-umbilical (below the belly button) pouch when wearing skin-tight dresses. She also did not want to go through the lengthier recovery that would follow a full tummy tuck. So, we proceeded with a mini-abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen and flanks. She is thrilled with her results (although you can see the laxity around the belly button).
This patient came in for a mommy makeover. She wanted a tummy tuck with lipo, a breast lift, and removal of the fullness along the armpits. The after photos are from before surgery and 2 months after surgery. Procedure performed: Abdominoplasty with liposuction of abdomen, flanks, mons pubis. Bilateral breast lift. Excision of bilateral pectoralis folds/tail of breasts. Note, patient tattoos have been blurred for privacy.
This patient came in for a mommy makeover. Procedure performed: Abdominoplasty with liposuction of abdomen, flanks, mons pubis. Bilateral augmentation mammoplasty with silicone gel implants. The photos are from before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery.
This patient underwent abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and mons pubis. The after photos are from less than 3 weeks after surgery.
This patient came in for an abdominoplasty. Challenging case but she’s super happy with the results. The photos are from before and 3 months after surgery. She underwent abdominoplasty with liposuction of upper and lower abdomen, flanks, and mons pubis.