Diaz Plastic Surgery Specialists: Michael Diaz, M.D
1513 South Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 951-2639
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tummy Tuck Before & After Case 91
This 39 year-old woman was verified dissatisfied with the appearance of her abdomen. She was unhappy with the extra skin and pockets of fat despite maintaining her weight through diet and exercise. She also wanted to improve the flat hidden appearance of her navel. After extensive research she decided to travel over an hour to see Michael Diaz, MD a Melbourne, FL tummy tuck specialist.
During her consultation she was able to explain her concerns with Dr. Diaz. Her examination revealed loose abdominal skin and pockets of fat. She also had a separation of her muscles due to her previous pregnancies. Dr. Diaz explained that despite doing all the right things, these changes are hard to improve without surgery. A plan to perform a tummy tuck with Safe-Lipo® was developed to address these findings. Because her pockets of fat were extensive Dr. Diaz planned to use SAFE-Lipo®, a fat removal technique that does not use laser or ultrasound, thereby avoiding thermal damage to the skin layer.
SAFE-Lipo® was originally described by Simeon Wall, MD of Shreveport, Louisiana to help address some of the problems from liposuction. SAFE-Lipo® stands for Separation, Aspiration, and Fat Equalization. Although with SAFE-Lipo® good results are anticipated, as with all surgical procedures and other forms of fat removal, there are inherent risks.
Her surgery was performed under general anesthesia. First SAFE-Lipo® was performed followed by the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck allowed Dr. Diaz to reshape and reposition her belly button into a more youthful appearance. The muscles were also tightened with sutures in a corset fashion. She recovered overnight in a local hotel and was seen by one of Dr. Diaz’s nurses to make sure all was well. She quickly reengaged in her previous activities. She is ecstatic with her tighter, flatter abdomen, her pretty belly button, and her improved hips!
Provider: Dr. Michael Diaz
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