This 29 year old nurse from Illinois desired body contouring to slim her waist. She is a mother of a 2 year old child, and despite exercise was unable to trim her tummy and hips down to a slimmer, pre-pregnancy form. Like many women, she found that after childbirth her abdomen protruded much more, due partly to new fat deposits but also because of looseness in abdominal muscles that had lost their elasticity after her pregnancy. This patient was in good health and worked to maintain good eating and exercise habits. She was a good candidate for surgery, and because of her lax abdominal muscles I normally would recommend a tummy tuck in Indiana. However, as a working mother she wanted a procedure that would allow her to return to work a little sooner. Also, tummy tuck is most effective for women who have finished having children, and this patient wanted to keep her options open for future pregnancies.
Considering her needs and desires, Indiana liposuction was a more reasonable option for this patient. Some candidates will tend to experience loose skin as a result of this procedure, but this patient's healthy skin tone indicated that she probably would not need to combine skin excision with her liposuction procedure.
Liposuction was performed as an outpatient procedure in a local plastic surgery facility in Munster, Indiana. She healed well and the post-op photos you see here show her results 4 months after the procedure. In the photos you can see significant improvement to both her tummy and hips, which dramatically reduced her waistline. Her clothes fit much better, and she is even enjoying the feeling of being able to wear smaller sizes.
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