CASE 685: Tummy Tuck with Laser Lipo Flanks
Age: 42 | Height: 5’3″ | Weight: 126
This 42 year-old woman from the Harlingen, Texas area presented to my plastic surgery clinic requesting a Mommy Makeover. She is 5’3” tall and weighed 126 pounds. As part of her Mommy Makeover, we performed a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to remove her abdominal excess skin and tighten her abdominal muscles (plication of diastasis recti). She also desired breast augmentation and wanted to avoid any scars on her breast. An additional concern for this patient was a large fatty tumor (lipoma) in her left flank, and she wished to avoid a large scar on her back for excision of this lipoma. We performed Laser Liposuction under ultrasound guidance to direct the laser energy into the lipoma while performing laser liposuction to her flanks and also a transumbilical breast augmantation (TUBA – i.e. “Belly Button Boob Job”™) as part of her “Single Scar” Mommy Makeover surgery. Her dramatic results are shown at 3 months and she loves her cosmetic surgery results.