Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
This is a young woman (mid-20s) who has decided to take control of her health, weight, and appearance. Over a year and a half, she has achieved a significant weight loss (over 90 pounds) through diet and exercise. She continues her lifestyle and fitness journey, enjoying running, and gym workouts.
The weight loss left her with a large amount of loose, hanging skin.. She came to Dr. Lepore, exploring the various forms of Tummy Tuck as a solution.
In her case, the skin is hanging both vertically and horizontally. Surgery to address these issues is more complicated than the typical tummy tuck, which normally relies on a lower, horizontal incision.
To address her situation, a Fleur de Lys abdominoplasty was recommended. The incision resembles an upside-down "T" - allowing the skin of the upper abdomen to be drawn together, and the lower abdomen resected horizontally.
Her procedure was performed in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. She is seen here, 8 weeks following surgery, saying she was already back in the gym, resuming her workouts. She is very pleased with the results of her abdominoplasty. She may return for further skin tightening surgery and possible Liposuction to tailor her results as she achieves her ideal weight.