Dr. DeLuca Tummy Tuck Before and After > Full Tummy Tuck (After Gastric Bypass Surgery) 

This set of abdominoplasty before and after photos features a 46 year old (5'1") woman from Niskayuna NY who underwent gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago and as a result, lost over 100 pounds. While the weight loss was extremely beneficial to her overall health, it also left her with skin laxity both above and below the umbilicus (belly button) which no amount of exercise was able to tighten or reduce. In order to correct the excess skin tissue and laxity, the patient decided to undergo a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with plication (tightening) of the rectus sheath (abdominal muscles). Photos taken just 2 months later show the results of surgery to be outstanding. The patient is completely healed and back to all activities (including rigorous exercise). Her abdomen is now flat, tight and beautifully sculpted to accentuate the graceful curve of her waist. She looks forward to wearing a bikini now - which only 3 years ago seemed like an impossible dream - and form fitting outfits present the type of silhouette she's always wanted. A wonderful and well earned result that will only get better with time since the patient is committed to continuing with her exercise regimen and healthy diet.