Will a Tummy Tuck work for me?

I have had two children and I have lost all of my post pregnancy weight plus some. My stomach is not saggy or flabby. I am down to 110 pounds at 5'1'' tall. It is a flat stomach but when I bend over the skin seems to not have the elasticity that it used to. I also have some stretch marks on my stomach and sides that you can only see when I bend over. What is the best way to fix this, I really don't want a tummy tuck scar and I don't have excess fat for liposuction. Is there any way I can fix this?

There are a variety of surgical procedures or combinations that can produce good results in patients with abdominal laxity, depending on multiple factors including their anatomy and degree of desired improvement: A mini tummy tuck, an umbilical float modified tummy tuck, a full abdominoplasty. Each of these produces different degrees of improvement.

Following the advice of anyone who would presume to tell you what to do based on two dimensional photos without taking a full medical history, examining you, feeling and assessing your tissue tone, discussing your desired outcome and fully informing you about the pros and cons of each option would not be in your best interest. Find a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and one that you trust and listen to his or her advice. The surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.

Robert Singer, MD FACS

La Jolla, California

Robert Singer MD, FACS
Robert Singer MD, FACS
9834 Genesee AveSan DiegoCA92037US

Robert Singer MD, FACS

Suite 100, 9834 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla,
CA, 92037, US

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The type of concern that you have would require an in-person examination to see what options if any make sense for you. There are nonsurgical treatments such as radiofrequency but the effects are variable and never as significant as a surgical result.

Richard A. Baxter MD
Richard A. Baxter MD
6100 219th St SWMountlake TerraceWA98043US

Richard A. Baxter MD

6100 219th Street, SW, Suite 290,
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, US

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Your description seems to be one of normal skin laxity that everyone has when they bend at the waist. True, your skin may not have the elasticity it had prior to you pregnancies, but if you don't have excess skin, no procedure could be recommended. Stretch marks are, unfortunately, permanent in spite of claims made that various external treatments can eliminate them. You best next step would be to contact a board certified plastic surgeon in your area and have an exam so the best option could be suggested to you.

Jeffrey M. Darrow MD, FACS
Jeffrey M. Darrow MD, FACS
170 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Jeffrey M. Darrow MD, FACS

170 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 102, Boston,
MA, 02116, US

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If your skin is normal and you have no fat excess, it's difficult that we can recommendate any procedure without a consultation. Please choose an ASAPS plastic surgeon close to your area and schedule an appointment.

Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD
Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD

Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD

Torre Profesional Corazones Unidos Calle Tetelo Vargas No. 26,
Suite 506 Ensanche Naco, Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic 10126

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This is difficult to answer without an examination. From your description you may be a candidate for a mini-tummy tuck and tightening of the muscles.

Samir F. Shureih MD
Samir F. Shureih MD
10 E 31st StBaltimoreMD21218US

Samir F. Shureih MD

10 East 31st Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218,
US