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My liposuction didn't work
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My liposuction didn't work

I had liposuction on my waist and a what my doctor called a "modified tummy tuck." The doctor (very well known and board certified in cosmetic surgery)  removed skin but did not tighten the muscles. I am three months past surgery and my waist still measures a full 30 inches across. There is no change at all. I am slightly swollen over the incision line but my waist is not swollen. I weigh 115 lbs and had the procedure to reduce my waist since it was not in proportion to my body. I eat right and exercise and look great except for the thick waist. Even though the doctor did the "modified" tummy tuck, my upper abs still protrude out. This cost me $9,000. Is there any hope for the waist measurement to still go down?
Thank you.
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Your waist may go down, if there is still swelling present. Many physicians will tighten the rectus fascia irregardless of the procedure being a full or modified abdominoplasty.  You should discuss this with your sugeon.
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