Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
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.