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Case Number: 347

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Case: 347

Surgeon: Outside Surgeon
Patient Gender: Female
Race: Latin American descent

This is a photograph of a young woman from the Los Ã…ngeles/Beverly Hills area in her 20s who had a tummy tuck, likely a complete mistake. Notice how high the scar is. This likely means that there was not a lot of loose skin, and that liposuction alone could have possibly produced enough skin shrinkage to produce a satisfactory result. The scar on the bellybutton is not buried deep in the umbilicus as it should be, and this patient has not been followed up properly and injected with cortisone to flatten the scar.

There are ways to improve these scars, but this lady will never look as good in all likelihood as if she had received liposuction only. Liposuction in young people almost magically shrinks the skin in most cases. Get some second opinions if you are a young person and are told that a tummy tuck is the best solution for your bulging tummy. While there are cases that are appropriate for this, this does not look like one of them.