Awake Tummy Tuck, Amazing Before & After Results (6 Months Post)

In this video, Dr. Johnson presents a more confident Melanie Mitchell wearing a dress that accentuates her new wonderful figure. Melanie is one of the 2014 New Beginnings Makeover winners. She is a mother of four and has dreamed of getting a body makeover. And who else is more deserving than a adoring mother like her, right?

The improvements have been fantastic based on the before and after photos shown in the studio. To date, she’s had thermage on her face and thighs. Thermage uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. After just 4 months, the skin tightening is already visible and she should continue to see improvements after 6 to 8 months.

Another important procedure performed was breast augmentation through fat transfer. The procedure served a double purpose, because the fat was harvested from her stomach which she had issues with as well. Dr. Johnson says that Melanie had a bit of weight loss, but the breast contour still looks good. This is a testimony that when the breast transfer procedure is done correctly, fat survival is high.

A liposuction-assisted tummy tuck was also done and her tummy on the “after” photo looks great. There is a T-scar, because of the amount of skin that was worked on. But Dr. Johnson says that this scar would be less noticeable after 4 months. Give it a year and the scar would be really hard to see anymore. This process can be done in the office under local anesthesia with only a few days time off before returning to work. When asked how the makeover has changed her life, Melanie says that she is now more confident and she can wear any outfit she likes. Her friends and family share in her happiness.

According to Dr. Johnson, Melanie is testament to how even slender people have issues with their bodies.

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Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
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