Abdominoplasty, Circumferential Liposuction and Breast Reduction
This 25 year old woman with a preoperative BMI of 31.8 underwent abdominoplasty along with circumferential liposuction. This procedure treats the trunk or mid-section of the body as one unit all the way around. I believe that this method results in a more harmonious result than treating just the front with an abdominoplasty or just the back with liposuction.
In my practice, I tend to use ultrasound assisted liposuction to perform liposuction of the back, because I feel that in my hands, this technique allows me to remove more fat, more thoroughly than other forms of liposuction.
I try to keep the lower abdominal scar low enough such that it is not difficult to find a number of swimsuit choices will cover it without difficulty and also as short as possible- usually less than 12 inches in length.
AFTER PHOTOGRAPH: This is a frontal view of a 25 year old woman who underwent abdominoplasty, circumferential liposuction and breast reduction.
The stretch marks that were previously located above the umbilicus have now been moved to the lower abdomen, leaving the upper abdomen completely free of stretch marks. Often, stretch marks seem less visible when the skin is pulled taught. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely erase stretch marks non-surgically.
AFTER PHOTOGRAPH: This is a left frontal oblique view of a 25 year old woman who underwent abdominoplasty, circumferential liposuction and breast reduction.
In this photograph, removal of excess fat all around the body now permits appreciation of the curve of this woman's rib cage in the upper abdomen. Also, a previous fold of skin and fat tissue in the back is no longer visible.
AFTER PHOTOGRAPH: This is a left frontal oblique view a women who underwent abdominoplasty, circumferential liposuction and breast reduction.
The advantages of treating the trunk circumferentially as one unit is most obvious in this photograph, which shows how a woman's waist can be accentuated by performing liposuction on the back at the same time as performing an abdominoplasty.
I feel that most women can benefit from circumferential treatment of the trunk and I encourage appropriate candidates to consider this option if possible.