Sonia’s surgery followed very standard techniques. We marked all the incision lines and the new position of the nipples and tummy button with her standing before surgery.
Sonia’s breast reduction involved lifting the nipple areolar complex on a so called superior pedicle. This reduces the risk of the breast bottoming out as the weight is removed from underneath.
The tummy tuck involved an incision in the bikini line. The skin and fat layer was lifted off the tummy wall and the excess removed. An ultrasonic harmonic scalpel was used as it is gentle on the tissues.No drains were required. All the wounds were closed with dissolving sutures.
Recovery was uneventful and primary healing relatively quick. Sonia used tape on her scars for 3 months to minimise the risk of scar thickening. Despite this the scars are red at 3 months but will fade with time.
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