Sam Speron, M D, F A C S

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Chicago Tummy Tuck Pictures & Abdominoplasty Surgery befor and after Photos

"I look in the mirror and I can't believe what I see there!" - TS, Mount Prospect
"You changed my body like I could've never imagined..." - LS, Chicago
"Who cares about the scar? The difference is truly unbelievable!" - SF, Beverly Hills
"After 2 previous liposuction procedures by other doctors, I never thought I would ever be happy with my abdomen again...you are a miracle worker and it was worth every penny!!" - GR, Chicago


Chicago Tummy Tuck Pictures & Abdominoplasty Surgery Photos


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42 year old male before and 8 months after full Abdominoplasty Surgery .  Patient had lost 115 pounds before his tummy tuck abdominoplasty surgery and complained of mostly excess skin. He had 7.5 pounds removed during his tummy tuck surgical procedure.  Notice the rejuvenated and smoother appearance of his abdomen.  No other procedures were done except for the tummy tuck.  This is considered an average tummy tuck result. Massive weight loss patients can always benefit from a redo tummy tuck as early as 6-12 months postoperatively and it is important that they realize this. No matter how tight their skin is intially after the tummy tuck, the skin tends to relax with time.


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42 year old male before and 8 months after full tummy tuck procedure.  Notice the smooth transition zone to his back area. Dr Speron always performs liposuction with all of his tummy tuck patients to help with this common complaint after tummy tuck surgery. 



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42 year old male before and 8 months after full Abdominoplasty.  Notice the epigastric or upper abdominal bulging. Though the patient was very happy, he can benefit from further abdominal muscle tightening if he desired. The muscles are tightened as much as possible during surgery but in patients with massive weight loss, the fascia is attenuated or thinned out and a completely flat long-term result is not always possible.


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34 year old female before and 6 months after a Tummy Tuck.  There was 4.5 pounds removed at this surgery.  This was an outpatient surgery that took 1.5 hours.  She went home the same day.  Notice the much smoother appearance of her entire abdominal area. Because she had a very long abdomen, her old umbilical scar could not be completely removed. This is why she also has a small vertical scar in her lower abdomen. As can be seen, a tummy tuck or Chicago abdominoplasty will also rejuvenate the upper thigh area. 


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46 year old female before and 6 weeks after a panniculectomy surgery (tummy tuck covered by insurance because of low back pain and rashes or infections underneath her abdominal fold).  There was 23 pounds removed at this surgery.  This was an outpatient surgery that took 2.5 hours.  She went home the same day.  Notice her old scar (she had a benign intestinal tumor removed by a general surgeon who told her that "because she was black, she healed badly and it was her own fault she got that wide and unattractive scar!"). 


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43 year old female before and 5 months after full Abdominoplasty Surgery .  Notice the lengthened appearance of her abdomen. She chose a straight line scar. She also chose to have a vertically narrow belly button. Usually the two most aesthetically pleasing types of belly buttons are the vertically narrow one or the superiorly hooded one.



43 year old female before and 5 months after full Abdominoplasty.  Notice the correction of her lower abdomenal muscle laxity. Again, the scar was placed exactly where she desired. The transition zone to her untreated back/buttock area is also very smooth.


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43 year old female before and 5 months after full Abdominoplasty Surgery.  Notice the nicely rejuvenated appearance of her upper thighs and lifting effect even in this area.


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31 year old female before and 3 months after mini-abdominoplasty.  She did not want her belly button repositioned.  This Chicago Tummy Tuck Picture represents the average result that can be achieved with this surgery.


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31 year old female before and 3 months after mini-abdominoplasty.  Notice the thigh lift effect with no work on the thighs. 


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31 year old female before and 3 months after mini-abdominoplasty.  Her loosened abdominal muscles were retightened. 


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35 year old female before and 6 weeks after a panniculectomy surgery (tummy tuck covered by insurance because of low back pain and rashes or infections underneath her abdominal fold).  There was 31 pounds removed at this surgery.  She will undergo a full tummy tuck as a second stage in the future to further refine her abdomen. 


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35 year old female before and 6 weeks after a panniculectomy.  There was 31 pounds removed at this surgery.  She will undergo a full tummy tuck as a second stage in the future to further refine her abdomen. 


 

39 year old female before and 4 months after full tummy tuck photo.  She had 4.5 pounds removed during her surgical procedure.  Notice the rejuvenated appearance of her abdomen and upper thighs.  No other procedures were done except for the tummy tuck.  No liposuction of her saddle bags or back were performed (which would have helped further improve the shape and overall result). This is considered an average tummy tuck result and the patient can obtain a better result with a small scar revision of the slightly depressed midline scar and to improve the slight scar asymmetry (a 15 minute office based procedure done under local anesthesia).



39 year old female before and 4 months after full tummy tuck picture.  She had 4.5 pounds removed during her surgical procedure.  Notice the rejuvenated appearance of her abdomen and upper thighs.  No other procedures were done except for the tummy tuck.


The Tummy Tuck & Panniculectomy Scars:

Anytime a human being gets cut (with surgery or trauma), scars heal the following way:  Initially they are red, raised and hard.  Within 6-12 months, they are flat, white and soft.  Younger people (<18 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for up to 2 years.  Older people (>65 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for less than 3 months. 


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39 year old female before and 3 months after full abdominoplasty.  Notice the rejuvenated and more feminine appearance of the abdomen.  The women gets to chose the type of scar - it is placed inside her bikini or underwear lines, based on whichever style she chooses: traditional, high french-cut (as shown above), thong etc.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








39 year old female before and 3 months after full tummy tuck.  Notice the nice contour of the upper abdomen (an unimproved upper abdomen is one of the most frequent complaints patients have after a traditional tummy tuck). This Chicago Tummy Tuck Picture represents an average result.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 









39 year old female before and 3 months after full tummy tuck.  Notice the thigh lift effect with no work on the thighs.  This is unlike most other tummy tuck pictures you will see because in a traditional tummy tuck, all of the tension is placed in the middle of the abdomen.  This goes against the principles of an aging abdomen, which ages more laterally than centrally.  Therefore, most of the tension should be placed on the sides (not the middle) to truly rejuvenate and recapture a feminine "hour-glass" figure.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 








46 year old female before and 3 days after full tummy tuck.  Notice the rejuvenated and more feminine appearance of the abdomen.  Notice the rejuvenated and lifted mons pubis and upper thighs.  The patient is obviously still swollen in her upper abdomen and flanks from the liposuction that is typically done in conjunction with a tummy tuck.  She had 4.5 pounds removed.  Because of all the extra deep sutures that Dr. Speron uses (SFS & flap sutures), one drain is usually removed the day after surgery and the second one is usually removed the second day after surgery.


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41 year old female before and 6 weeks after a Mini Tummy Tuck or Mini Abdominoplasty.  She did not want any more scarring so we used the full extent of her old C-section scar.  Remember, a mini tummy tuck involves liposuction of the entire abdomen and tightening of the loosened muscles with stitches.  Obviously, she does not have a dramatic difference because she did not have much fat to remove.


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39 year old female before and 1 year after traditional abdominoplasty.  This patient had her surgery performed by another board certified plastic surgeon in the area - not by me!  Notice no thigh correction and the non-rejuvenated appearance, especially laterally.  This is exactly what most other tummy tuck patients look like after a traditional tummy tuck -  where all of the tension is placed in the middle of the abdomen (especially after 6-12 months).  This goes against the principles of an aging abdomen, which ages more laterally than centrally.  Therefore, most of the tension should be placed on the sides (not the middle) to truly rejuvenate and recapture a feminine "hour-glass" figure, like in my own patient pictures.