dr. J. VANDEPUTTE

Plastic Surgery

Before

After

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tummy tuck (abdominoplasty with liposculpture)

Modern techniques allow us to combine liposculpture (aspiration of fat excess) with surgical removal of skin excess. Without liposculpture, it is difficult to pull the skin and a thick layer of fat on the upper half of the tummy all the way down to cover the lower half.

After the liposculpture, the skin below the belly-button was removed. The remaining soft tissues were pulled down to cover the lower half of the tummy. The belly-button was put back in its original position.

The technique has to be adapted to the patient's personal situation. This lady had a horizontal scar four centimetres above the belly-button. Therefore it was necessary to remove extra skin above the belly-button. Hence, the lower incision had to be placed higher than normal.

The left column shows the situation before the operation, on the right you see the result.

Age category: 50 - 54 years.

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