Abdominoplasty Case Study 76
Although pregnancy and weight loss are the commonest reasons for abdominal rejuvenation another reason for patients requesting abdominal rejuvenation is skin resurfacing to help with the appearance. In this case the lady presented with several previous abdominal scars and also a number of incisional hernias following previous intra-abdominal surgery. This lady had both functional problems with pain / discomfort and aesthetic concerns. She already had a midline laparotomy scar and although it is often impossible to remove this the appearance can be greatly improved. The first part of this surgery is to have the abdominal wall repaired. Following this the skin can elevated from the scars and the then repositioned in a manner that will allow the abdominal wall to be resurfaced.
The scars seen in this patient are seen at 3 years postop and one can see the improvement in the abdominal contour and the abdominal wall.
When considering abdominal rejuvenation surgery it is important to consider all the various options which may include abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, fleur de lis abdominoplasty, bodylifting, liposuction or as part of a mommy makeover package.
At a consultation It is important to run through all the pros and cons and the various options of abdominal rejuvenation surgery so that you can be empowered to proceed. Often these techniques need to be tailored to the individual and Mr Ross will be able to show many examples of his work at a consultation do that you can understand the various options.
Mr. Ross is a plastic surgeon that underwent specific training in plastic surgery. Mr. Ross successfully completed his FRCS (plast), obtained his CCT and is listed on the GMC specialist Register for Plastic surgery (Number 4220633). Mr. Ross has a vast training in aesthetic surgery throughout his plastic surgery training including the techniques utilized in “cosmetic surgery”. Mr. Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), UK Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (UKAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and is regularly appraised on an annual basis. He has successfully revalidated and “cosmetic surgery” is an established part of his scope of practice. Mr Ross is the only plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Manchester, the North West of England and the United Kingdom in full time private practice, who is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS, ABS and BAHNO.