N | 42 YEAR-OLD | CAUCASIAN | FEMALE | HOSPITAL STAFF | NEW YORK, USA
WHAT WAS DONE?
N is a mother of two. She works in the nearby hospital and was referred to me through her friends. She was most concerned about her protuberant belly. She has tried exercises and diet but was unable to reach the body shape she wanted. On evaluation, she had a thick abdominal wall with lots of excess fat. She also had separation of her abdominal muscle from previous pregnancies. To repair both the muscle separation and give her the flat abdomen she wanted, abdominoplasty with a focus on body liposuction was done.
BEFORE AND AFTER
6 Weeks Later
Dr. Lao is an excellent plastic surgeon, due not only to his surgical skills but also his caring nature. He has to be one of the most attentive doctors I have ever run into, calling me on a regular basis to see how I was feeling. I could not be happier with my abdominoplasty results. I look and feel amazing for the first time in years!
I thought about having an abdominoplasty with lipo of flanks since 2013, after I had my second child. I have been to many consultations and even considering going to Dominican Republic to have my surgery done at a cheaper cost and a more contouring result. When I went for my consultation with you Dr. Lao, I knew right away I wanted you to perform my surgery. Your honest, straightforward approach in explaining the procedure to me and humor, put me at ease. You are the most caring and accommodating Plastic Surgeon I have ever met. Thank you for always being there and answering my questions when I needed you the most. Your understanding allowed me to be comfortable and relaxed on the day of my procedure and after.
I can’t thank you for a superb job and I want to let you know how trilled I am with my results, just after one month. My new look has given me more confidence than ever. My stomach is finally not in the way and I don’t have to buy clothes to fit the additional body fat, I once had. The combination of your medical expertise and artistic talent fascinates me. I hope to one day select a career that is as rewarding as yours. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a great surgeon. Thank you again.
— N, 42 year old, hospital staff, Caucasian, New York, USA
OTHER CASE STUDIES
Z, 33, Hispanic
Z is a 33 year-old mother whose abdomen could not return to her pre pregancy state. After consultation, abdominoplasty was performed in conjunction with umbilical hernia repair, left accessory breast tissue removal and body liposuction. Her incision is well hidden and her stretch marks in the lower abdomen were removed.
N, 42, Caucasian
N is a mother of two and was referred to me through her friends. She was most concerned about her protuberant belly. She has tried exercises and diet but was unable to reach the body shape she wanted. To repair both the muscle separation and give her the flat abdomen she wanted, abdominoplasty with a focus on body liposuction was done.
S, 36, Caucasian
S is a physician himself. He had gone through cycles of weight gain and weight loss in the past 10 years. This has caused him tremendous mental distress because of the body image he hoped to obtain. After considering all the surgical options and his current condition and goal, liposuction with abdominoplasty was done.
P, 34, Hispanic
P is a mother of two. She would like to regain her pre-pregnancy body shape and wear her bikini again. Liposuction and abdominoplasty with a low bikini line incision was designed for her. She was very happy with her result and quickly got tanned from the beach after surgery!
N, 42, Caucasian
N came to see me mainly because of the protuberant belly that persisted since childbirth. She complains that she still looks like 6 months pregnant. On exam, her large belly was mainly from the separation of muscles from multiple large pregnancies. To give her the best result possible, only a very small amount of body liposuction was done and surgery was focused on repairing the separated muscle underneath.
W, 62, Asian
W works as a nurse in New York. She moved to the USA from Taiwan many years ago. She came to me for desire of having a youthful abdomen body back. Her main complaint is the wrinkled abdomen and the lack of waistline curve.
Y, 45, Caucasian
Y came to my clinic with the main concern of a bad scar from her previous C section. Her C section scar was obliquely orientated and resulted in a fatty roll hanging over the scar. She also had a small umbilical hernia found on physical exam. Her scar line was shifted to be hidden under her underwear, extra fat roll was removed and her umbilical hernia was repaired at the same time.