Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery

Tummy Tuck Case #71

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Procedures Performed
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover

This is a 37 year old mother of one from Tucson, Arizona that was interested improving the appearance of her abdomen. She came to Rao Plastic Surgery to learn about her options for surgery. She had been dieting and exercising, but was not able to make the progress that she was hoping for her with her abdomen. During her initial consultation, I learned that she was done having children and that her weight had been stable for several months.  On exam I did not appreciate any masses or hernias.  She had a prior lower abdominal incision, but no other prior surgeries. After examining her and discussing her aesthetic goals I felt that she was a good candidate for a tummy tuck.   I explained that the tummy tuck would remove the excess skin in her lower abdomen and I would tighten her abdominal muscles which had been stretched out after pregnancy. Her tummy tuck was performed at an outpatient surgery center in Tucson, Arizona.  A transverse incision was made below where her lowest cut underwear or bathing suit would sit.  Her skin was elevated off the underlying muscle and her muscles were plicated (tightened) from her xiphoid to her pubic bone. The plication gave her a flatter abdomen and a slimmer waistline. Her excess skin was removed and her belly button was inset. She tolerated the surgery well and was discharged home the same day from the surgery center. She had an uneventful recovery from her tummy tuck. She is now one year out from her tummy tuck and loves her results.


Surgeon: Dr. Arun Rao

Age: 37
Gender: Female

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