Posted May 17, 2012 in Body, Home, Plastic Surgery

I have a complaint.  When demonstrating before/after results for tummy tucks, most plastic surgeons carefully select women who are 5’4” and weight 120 lbs and then show an amazingly flat tummy after surgery.  For some reason, many of the patients I see for tummy tuck have less-than-ideal proportions before surgery.  In my experience, these patients are more challenging, but the results are frequently even more gratifying.

Unbeknowst to me, one of our patients has been describing  her experience, both before and after surgery, on a major website,  She is a 35 year-old woman who is 5’6” in height and weighs 203 lbs.  She previously weighed 339 lbs but lost 137 lbs following gastric bypass surgery.  She complained of extreme dissatisfaction with the appearance of her abdomen after massive weight loss.

She underwent full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) in our West Plano Plastic Surgery Center on March 2, 2012.  Her before and two month postoperative results are below.  Final results are anticipated at approximately one year.

Full tummy tuck

Full tummy tuck

Click here for a complete description of her experience—in her own words.

For more information about tummy tucks, including more before/after photos, please click here.

Dr. Friedman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and body contouring in Plano, Texas.  In practice for 17 years, his office at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano serves the Frisco, Allen, and McKinney, Texas areas.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, please visit www.