Posts Tagged Ken Doll
Previously I discussed the relative reluctance of plastic surgeons to post images of revisions. Tummy Tuck Redo surgery can offer good results when the patients are properly chosen and the surgery is carefully focused. Not everything can be easily fixed of course.
“M” is a lady who had had a tummy tuck twenty years prior. After she visited another surgeon she had additional upper abdominal liposuction some years later. She never got the tightness she had wanted from that liposuction so later she considered revision of her tummy tuck. She did very well with her redo tummy tuck. Her pre-operative skin excess was greatly improved and the hollows created by the prior liposuction were also corrected in part. Not seen well in these images is the “puffy pubis” (commonly called a Ken Doll) she had following her original surgery. This was also nicely improved via her revision.
She is quite pleased with her smoother sexier appearance.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2011-12-16 07:30:06.
I’ve reached the one year anniversary of my TT/lipo. I’ve dropped from a pre-surgical size 18/20 to a size 12/14, and I’m quite pleased with that.
What I am NOT pleased with is the huge mons pubis that my surgeon did not lipo (although she had promised me she would) which sticks out of my clothes. It really looks like I’ve got a guy’s ‘package’ – one most guys would be proud to display!
What some people do not realize is that plastic surgery is not like a car. You are not buying a product, but a surgical service. Surgical results vary with the surgeon and the patient’s pre-operative condition and ability to heal.
Tummy tuck surgery in particular can require secondary “touch up” operations and although they are usually small, they can be larger particularly in larger cases. This woman would likely benefit from a touch-up operation and needs to discuss with her surgeon what can be done.
Fortunately I have seen many more of these in the patients of other surgeons than in my own. Online some people refer to a puffy mons pubis after tummy tuck surgery as a “Ken Doll.” These can frequently be improved by a combination of skin and fat removal sometimes assisted by liposuction. I had a secondary tummy tuck recently that required both and looked better immediately.
John Di Saia MD