Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
This woman in her early 40s has had 2 prior C-section deliveries. She came to see Dr. Vincent Lepore hoping for improvement in her abdominal contour along with removal of some excess fat over her tummy, sides, and thighs.
Dr. Lepore determined that, after multiple pregnancies and abdominal surgeries, the muscles in the patient's tummy area (diastasis recti) had stretched and lost their elasticity. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is typically recommended for those concerns. In this San Jose patient's particular case, Dr. Lepore recommended an extended tummy tuck with repair and tightening of the ab muscles, removal of excess tissue, and liposuction. In addition, he would repair the patient's small umbilical hernia.
The procedures were performed in a single session in our accredited surgical suite in San Jose. Dr. Lepore removed close to 600 grams of tissue with the tummy tuck. He also removed about 600 cc of fat from the patient's upper & mid abdomen and thighs through liposuction.
The "after" photos were taken just 7 weeks after surgery. The patient's scars will fade considerably over the coming months. She is very pleased with her results and her restored contours.