Abdominoplasty Before After #02

Before & After Abdominoplasty


This 31-year-old woman developed a protuberant abdomen following the birth of a child. Despite adherence to an intense fitness program, the patient was unable to diminish the size of her protuberant tummy. On examination, she was found to have a wide separation of her rectus abdominis muscles with only a mild amount of skin excess. An abdominoplasty was proposed to repair her diastasis recti. Abdominoplasty was performed with the following notables:

  • outpatient surgery
  • general anesthesia
  • repair of a wide abdominal rectus diastasis
  • drains were not used
  • abdominal binder was worn for 6 weeks following surgery  

The photographic follow-up was obtained before and 11 months after surgery.

Note that surgical cases of Dr. Chen Lee are presented for illustrative and educational purposes only. These illustrative cases should not be construed as a guarantee or assurance of the treatment results attainable by prospective patients.



  • transverse ellipse of skin excised 
  • umbilical translocation
  • repair of a wide abdominal rectus diastasis

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