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Can my upper quadrants be reduced?

Q:

I had two lower tummy tucks and now the upper quadrants are too thick and need to be reduced. Can this be done?

A:

If the skin tone is good in the upper abdomen (which should be the case when a mini-tummy tuck was recommended) then liposuction could be done to further contour the upper abdomen in most cases. A more uncommon option is a reverse tummy tuck. See a board-certified plastic surgeon (or two) to get specific advice for your body and your goals.

Richard A. Baxter, M.D.
Mountlake Terrace, WA

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