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