This 40-year-old Virginia Beach woman wanted to have an abdominoplasty with muscle tightening. She also asked about having liposuction to her medial thighs and flanks and using the fat for buttock fat injections. We had a thorough discussion about the limitations of doing buttock fat injections at the same time as her tummy tuck. She understood that her fat injections would be compromised because the improvement would only be to her buttock contours rather than increasing volume. She accepted this to have both procedures done the same day. Her photos are taken at 1.5 years, so the scars are more mature, and she is extremely pleased with her results. Often these changes to the abdomen are seen with weight loss but she did not lose any weight. The biggest factor in her result is muscle tightening.
Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard
Case Number: 889