No Follow Up Appts After Full TT w/ Lipo?

Question: I was 40 on BMI and high risk. I am five weeks post-op for a full Tummy Tuck w/ Liposuction on flanks and back, my Plastic Surgeon only had me come in for the day after surgery check up and to have my drains removed. I was told I do not have to come back again for five months when I have a my after pictures taken. I also had a post-op infection, foul odor from drain tubes and yellow brown drainage. How concerned should I be that there are no follow-up appointments?

Also is it normal that when I suck my tummy in it is uneven; 2″ higher on one side than the other?

Answer: This Varies

The frequency of follow-ups varies widely between offices. However, yours is exceptionally low. I think it is important in my practice to see patients at day one, day four, day 12, one month, two months, three months, six months, etc. The best thing to do is to contact your surgeon to see about getting in for a recheck.

Getting Rid of Stretch Marks

Question: If I get the Smart Lipo on my stomach will it help get rid of some of my stretch marks?

Answer: Unfortunately, stretch marks are not treated by liposuction, smart or otherwise

Stretch marks are not treated with any form of lipo. Additionally, the presence of stretch marks might indicate that you would be better off with an abdominoplasty.

Am I a Candidate for Smart Lipo?

Question: I’m trying to determine if I am a candidate for Smart Lipo? Or do I need a full Tummy Tuck after 2 C sections? (Photo)

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I am very interested and ready to get PS. I am researching my options. I want work done on my stomach, inner thighs and flanks. I’d prefer to have smart lipo as opposed to a full Tummy Tuck but I am not sure whether my body type makes a candidate? From the pics can any doctors give me their feedback? I’d greatly appreciate it.

I’ve had 2 C sections and my stomach is stretched, loose and hangs.

Answer: Possibly a combination of lipo and tummy tuck.

With your anatomy, you may benefit from a tummy tuck and liposuction. However, many surgeons do not feel comfortable with combining the two as it can increase the risks. One thing to keep in mind is that there appears to be a certain amount of fat that is behind the muscle and around all of the organs. This cannot be addressed with surgery, but, can be helped with weight loss. Unfortunately, this fat can detract from the overall result. However, I feel that you will love the result.

Is it Possible to Combine Liposuction and Cryolipolysis?

Question: Hi, I’ve been struggling with weight loss for a while now, and seeing as a combination of exercise and abstinence isn’t working out too well for me, recently I’ve been looking into surgical solutions. A friend of mine did get a cryopolysis surgery done, and it has proved very efficient. As it happens, however, most sites discourage using cp. against overweight rather than targeting specific areas. I weigh roughly 115kg and am about 190cm. Most of the fat is on my hips and stomach.

Answer: Liposuction Combined with CoolSculpting

I would not suggest this combo procedure. I understand the thought process (hitting the areas with the maximum power available). However, I just do not see how this would work well. In the future, studies may be performed showing a benefit here. For now, I would suggest one then the other.

In my practice, I would be liposuction (laser assisted, ultrasound assisted, power assisted, etc) first. After 6 months, I would consider CoolSculpting as a secondary treatment as needed (I actually had this sequence myself a few yrs ago).

Web reference: https://gorinplasticsurgery.com/before-after-photos/liposuction-photos/