Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-4241

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Tummy Tuck Case 1

This 36-year-old woman from the Bay Area had two previous C-sections and wanted help in getting back to her "pre-Mom" appearance. She met with Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose.  

Dr. Lepore discussed abdominoplasty, popularly known as a tummy tuck, reviewing the various options and risks of abdominal contour improvement. He determined that she would be best served with a tummy tuck and upper abdominal and flank liposuction. The patient's abdominal muscles also needed to be tightened to give her a slimmer waistline. Dr. Lepore performed what is called an extended tummy tuck, since he removed skin from the patient's sides, or flanks, necessitating a longer than average scar.

After her Mommy Makeover, the patient felt some discomfort for the first few days, but was back on her feet with gentle activites in three days. She was feeling 100% back to normal in about a month.

The combination procedure accomplished just what the patient was hoping for and she's very happy with her new silhouette.

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Tummy Tuck Case 22

This 40-year-old Bay Area woman wanted to regain her pre-pregnancy figure, so she visited Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose.

Dr. Lepore performed an abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, to tighten up the muscles stretched and loosened by childbearing. He also performed liposuction of the upper abdomen and flanks.

The patient recovered in 2 weeks and is very happy with her smaller waistline.

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Tummy Tuck Case 140

Like many women, this patient noticed some physical changes following two pregnancies. Stretching of the skin and muscle of the abdominal wall is something that- no matter how hard we try- we just can't "exercise" back to our pre-pregnancy appearance. When she came to see Dr. Lepore to discuss Mommy Makeover in San Jose, she said she was interested in rejuvenating her abdomen with a tummy tuck, enhancing her breasts with breast augmentation, as well as liposuction to address some excess fat in the flank areas.

All surgeries were performed in one session in our licensed and accredited surgical facility. She had breast augmentation with high profile saline implants (380cc right, 365 cc left), a tummy tuck with excess tissue removed, and the stretched tissue and muscle repaired and tightened, and a total of 600cc of fat removed through liposuction.

The photos were taken 7 weeks after the surgeries. This busy mom is back to full activities, and is very pleased with her Mommy Makeover.

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Tummy Tuck Case 196

This petite mom in her mid-30s has had 3 babies delivered by C-section. She came to our San Jose office to explore Mommy Makeover procedure options. The term Mommy Makeover is used to describe a customized combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate a woman's body after pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. In this case, our patient was interested in abdominal restoration and breast enhancement. She noted a significant loss of volume in her breasts, along with some sagging.

During her consultation with Dr. Lepore, it was noted that she had significant stretching of her her abdominal wall muscles, and in addition, had an umbilical hernia. To address her concerns, Dr. Lepore recommended a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) including repair of the hernia, along with breast augmentation and breast lift. In her case, a donut lift was recommended.

She underwent the combined Mommy Makeover procedures in a single surgical session. For her breast augmentation, she chose moderate profile, 295cc silicone gel implants, which were placed beneath the chest muscle.

Our patient is shown 8 weeks after her Mommy Makeover surgery and is very pleased with her results.

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Tummy Tuck Case 141

This woman, in her early 50s, had recently lost a significant amount of weight (over 60 pounds). She came to Dr. Vincent Lepore seeking help to remove some of the excess skin and fat remaining on her stomach, hips, and flank areas. Dr. Lepore recommened an extended tummy tuck, in which a larger area of skin, fat, and muscle could be addressed that with a traditional tummy tuck. In addition, he recommended liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and flanks.

Dr. Lepore performed both the tummy tuck and liposuction together in one session at our certified surgery facility.

Our patient is very pleased with the outcome of her procedures and her new body contours, as she continues her diet and exercise program.

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Tummy Tuck Case 201

This patient, in her 30s, has had 3 children. Because of the changes in her body, she would like to restore some contour to her abdomen and hips.

As this patient discussed her concerns with Dr. Lepore, she shared her hope that she might add some roundness to what she described as a 'square butt.'  She wondered whether liposuction and fat transfer would accomplish all of her goals. After her examination, Dr. Lepore noted that liposuction would not address the quantity of loose skin in the abdominal area. He recommended a tummy tuck combined with liposuction at his San Jose practice. The patient was also counseled on what might be possible with fat transfer to reshape her buttock area with a procedure called a Brazilian butt lift.

The patient decided to have the following combined procedures: tummy tuck, and liposuction with fat transfer for a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Lepore performed the surgeries together in a single session in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. During liposuction, fat was removed from the abdomen, flanks, lateral chest area, back, and inner and outer thighs (a total of 1750cc were removed). A portion of the patient's harvested fat was injected into her buttocks.

The patient is shown in the "after" photos, 10 weeks following surgery. She is very pleased, and feels the combined procedures have given her the results she hoped for.

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Tummy Tuck Case 118

As you may know, Mommy Makeover is a term used to describe a combination of surgeries that address areas many women want  to revise after pregnancy; specifically breasts, tummy, and fat removal through liposuction.

In this case, the patient is choosing a Mommy Makeover in San Jose as a result of weight loss rather than pregnancy. Despite an extensive exercise and diet program, the patient has been unable to "lose" the large amount of hanging skin on her abdomen. She is also concerned with large, and pendulous breasts.

In discussions with Dr. Lepore, she decides to undergo what's known as an extended tummy tuck, along with an anchor-type mastopexy (breast lift), and bilateral breast reduction. In addition, she decides to have liposuction to further tailor her mid-abdomen and flanks.

The procedures were performed in a single session. With the combination of surgeries, recovery is more involved, and will take several weeks. The After photos seen here, were taken approximately 4 months following the surgeries.

The patient is very pleased with her results and her revised look. She continues her diet and exercise program.

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Tummy Tuck Case 130

Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of surgeries performed to restore pre-pregnancy contours. This patient is in her mid-30s. A mother of 3 children, she was hoping to re-shape some areas that had changed with those pregnancies. Her first questions centered on Brazilian butt lift or buttock enhancement procedures. For buttock enhancement, we can remove fat from unwanted areas (flanks, abdomen, thighs) using liposuction, and transfer it by injection to other areas including the buttocks. In this case, our patient had hoped the liposuction procedure might flatten and tighten her abdomen. 

During her consultation with Dr. Vincent Lepore in San Jose, she learned that liposuction alone cannot tighten the stretched muscles and sagging skin that often come with pregnancy; a tummy tuck is needed.

The patient decided to proceed with the tummy tuck with VASER® Lipo of multiple areas and fat transfer to the buttocks (called a Brazilian butt lift). She is very pleased with her choices and with her results.

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Tummy Tuck Case 87

Here is an example of the very popular Mommy Makeover surgery at our San Jose practice. This woman, in her early 50s, felt the time was right to get some help restoring her pre-mommy physical appearance. She had given birth to and raised 4 beautiful children. (Congratulations!) She really wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen and breasts with some added attention to extra fat around her stomach and thigh areas.

In addition, she had an umbilical hernia in need of repair. After extensive discussion with Dr. Lepore, she decided to go ahead with the Mommy Makeover and hernia repair. 

Her procedures included an extended tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, umbilical hernia repair and a breast augmentation.  All procedures were performed in one session in our accredited surgical facility.  The patient is very pleased with her results.

Women and men have been choosing Dr. Lepore for years, ever since he first opened an office on South Bascom Avenue in 1995.  Our current, larger space, now includes an on-site surgical facility and is adjacent to Good Samaritan Hospital (on the border of San Jose, Los Gatos, and Campbell).

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Tummy Tuck Case 39

This 54-year-old woman had a C-section 20 years ago. She had a long painful scar and was very unhappy with the general appearance of her stomach. She visited Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose. (You don't need to be a new mommy to benefit from a Mommy Makeover.)

Dr. Lepore performed a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin and the scar. He also performed liposuction of the upper mid-abdomen and flanks to further shape the patient's midriff area. The procedures gave her the look she has wanted for decades. She's very happy with her result.

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