Case Study: Tummy Tuck Before And After Photos
When patients come for an initial consultation, one of their main concerns is what sort of result they will get from their procedure. Is it worthwhile going through the procedure and are they going to be happy with the outcome? Dr Lanzer often uses photographs of patients to show them what they can expect. If you consent on the day, you will have a few basic photographs taken and uploaded to your file. These can be printed for Dr Lanzer to draw on, to highlight the areas he will be performing the procedures on. For example, if a patient is having Liposuction to the outer and inner thighs, Dr Lanzer is able to make on the photo how much he expects to be able to remove from each area. This provides patients with a clearer understanding and visualisation of what they can expect to achieve.
It is never 100% accurate because liposuction is a 3 dimensional procedure, but it gives patients a good idea of their potential outcome. Of course everyone is different and one cannot look at any individual result and expect to be the same. Therefore Dr Lanzer does agree with the general Medical board guidelines that a warning should be stated making it clear that photos show only one person’s results and they may vary between cases. In our collection it sometimes is hard to get exact the same lighting and so we make a general warning that the photos are not exact. You will be able to keep a copy of the photos so that you can take them home with you and have time to think and decide whether the procedure is right for you. Liposuction is really about sculpting the body in to the best shape it can be. It is about creating harmony in curves and proportions. One cannot expect to go from a size 16 to a size 10 in one liposuction procedure.
Dr Lanzer combines an artistic creativity with surgery to sculpt your body in to the best shape it can be, however reminds patients that there is no such thing as perfection. Being realistic with what can be achieved is essential in preparing patients and helps them post operatively to enjoy their new shape. Drawing on photos has been a successful way to demonstrate this to our prospective patients.
Loose skin is a common problem for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight. In some extreme cases, an excessive amount of loose skin may cause physical problems, so a tummy tuck could provide a solution in those cases. During a tummy tuck, excess skin can be removed successfully and the surgeon can remove some of the remaining persistent fat deposits the patient still has. Naturally, good candidates for a tummy tuck are patients who are already on their ideal weight and can maintain a healthy lifestyle for a considerable time.
For a patient to long term benefit from a tummy tuck, the patient must maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. The patient must also take good care of their skin and exercise regularly to prevent stubborn fats from returning to the treatment area or another part of the body. If you find yourself struggling to maintain your ideal weight after your procedure, we recommend contacting a nutritionist or local doctor as soon as possible. By visiting a medical professional, you can obtain a plan to keep your body on the right weight and avoid stubborn fats from returning. You can also obtain the help of a personal trainer to keep that tummy flat with exercise after your treatment.
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Surgical Warning: Every form of surgery has a possibility of a complication and these are given to you in detail by Dr Lanzer. It is a good idea to understand your surgical procedure well, and to obtain further advice from another Specialist Cosmetic surgeon such as a Dermatologist like Dr Lanzer.
All photographs represent one person's experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken.
Best results are obtained when the procedure is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.
Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.