Extenteded Tummy Tuck with Posterior Body Lift, and additional liposuction to the outer thighs with VASER liposuction flanks and back
This 52-year-old woman from the McAllen, Texas area presented to my plastic surgery clinic requesting post-bariatric body contouring surgery. She had undergone a laparoscopic gastric sleeve procedure 5 years before, and had lost 70 pounds. She was 275 pounds and now weighed 205. She is 5’3”. Her primary concern was the excess skin and fat that remained around her abdomen, torso, outer thighs, and buttocks. We discussed the Around-the-World Abdominoplasty, which combines an extended abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with full plication of her diastasis recti, and a posterior lower body lift (butt lift). The posterior lower body lift also includes an outer thigh lift with liposuction to the outer thighs. For her abdominoplasty, we did discuss a possible Fleur-de-Lys Abdominoplasty to excise the excess upper and central abdominal skin for a tighter result from her massive weight loss, but the patient did not want the associated midline abdominal scarring. As part of her procedure we also performed additional VASER liposuction to her flanks and back. This complex procedure was performed as a single-stage with an over-night stay in the hospital, and the patient’s recovery was very smooth. Her results are shown at only 2 months, and her weight is down to 187 pounds. She was very surprised by her rapid recovery, and she loves her cosmetic surgery results.