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Tummy tucks and Body lifts before and after page

Tummy tuck surgery may be the perfect solution for overweight patients, patients that have lost a lot of weight or women who are finished with childbirth yet struggle to get into shape. The procedure removes excess fat, eliminates loose skin and restores weakened abdominal muscles. During surgery, Dr. Bernard Beldholm makes careful incisions into the patient’s skin while using liposuction to remove unwanted fat. In this gallery, you’ll find amazing before and after images of tummy tuck surgery. Following this life-changing procedure, most patients are left with a smoother, flatter stomach free from unflattering sagging skin. Many patients will also notice a dramatic improvement in their self-esteem and find that they no longer need to hide behind baggy clothes.

TUMMY TUCK POST PREGNANCY

For many mothers, the lower abdomen is often resistant to toning. This is often a result of pregnancy which stretches and weakens abdominal muscles. A mini tummy tuck offers a very effective way to correct this problem with a reduced amount of downtime.
There are 2 options for post pregnancy tummy tucks;

  • Full liposuction based tummy tuck
  • Mini liposuction based tummy tuck

Unlike the full tummy tuck, the mini version does not require the repositioning of the navel. It is also faster and more cost effective. In this gallery, you’ll see stunning before and after images of patients who have undergone a range of tummy tucks post pregnancy.
After this surgery, most women are left with a smoother, flatter stomach free from unflattering sagging skin. Many patients will also notice a dramatic improvement in their self-esteem.

TUMMY TUCKS AND BODY LIFTS AFTER WEIGHT LOSS AND IN OVERWEIGHT PATIENTS

If you have lost weight and have loose skin and tissues then a tummy tuck or body lift can be ideal.

Tummy tuck surgery may also be the perfect solution for overweight patients who struggle to get into shape despite diet and exercise alone. The procedure removes excess fat, eliminates loose skin and restores weakened abdominal muscles. During surgery, Dr. Bernard Beldholm makes careful incisions into the patient’s skin whilst using liposuction to remove unwanted fat. In this gallery, you’ll find amazing before and after images of tummy tuck surgery. Following this life-changing procedure, most patients are left with a smoother, flatter stomach, free from unflattering sagging skin. Many patients will also notice a dramatic improvement in their self-esteem and find that they no longer need to hide behind baggy clothes.

HOW IS THIS PAGE ORGANISED?

We have tried to organise this page so that you get a good overview of the results that we can provide for you. There is a lot of before and afters and lots of different angles and photos. We are upfront with out results and try to show every angle as well as the scarring at different stages of the healing process. In the last few years Dr Beldholm has also been videotaping his before and after results to give you an even more realistic view of the result. You will find lots of video results on this page as well.
As we have so much material to show you we have organised our before and after results for tummy tucks and body lifts on multiple pages. In addition to the before and after results we have also written up detailed case studies for many of our patients.
On this page you will find one photo of each of the patients. There is a short description of the patient under the photo, and there is a link to a separate page that will show you other material available for this patient, such as other photos, videos of the result and any case studies.
This way we are able to keep this page nice and tidy so you to easily get an overview of the before and after photos.

Want to find out more about tummy tuck and body lift surgery? Check out our comprehensive tummy tuck page, click here.

Patient 3090: Tummy tuck post weight loss

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Patient 3083: Tummy tuck post pregnancy - photos 2 months and 12 months post op showing scar

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2 months post operation

12 months post operation

2 months post operation

12 months post operation

The following 2 before and after photos show the result with the underwear covering the scar

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Patient 3168

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(note: Tattoo on the arms have been blurred out for patient privacy)

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Patient 1023 Abdominoplasty post pregnancy

(also named patient 3103)

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Lisa was unhappy with her tummy after having her 3 children. Her tummy made her self-conscious and reluctant to show her tummy.

Dr Beldholm repaired her hernia with a special mesh that is able to sit inside the abdomen. He brought the muscles together and used a strip of mesh to re-inforced this repair. As expected there was not a lot of skin to remove but 119 grams was removed on the right side and 113 grams of skin on the left side.

No drains were used.*

Patient 3166; Tummy tuck after loosing 40 kg in weight

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Description to follow*

Patient 3005: Abdominoplasty After 4 Children

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Patient 3005 Tummy Tucks Before And After
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This woman was in her late 40’s and had grown up children. She had lost a lot of weight after pregnancy by being very active and doing a lot of yoga classes.

However, even after she had successfully lost weight, she couldn’t seem to get rid of the flab or loose skin around her tummy.

She had lost over 10kg and trained extensively in the gym for the last two years to try to “tighten” her tummy and tone up.

She was very frustrated with the the way that her tummy looked.*

Patient 3097: Abdominoplasty

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Patient 3092: Tummy tuck and breast augmentation. "mummy make-over"

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Patient 3080: Tummy tuck and breast reduction

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Patient 3102: Body lift post massive weight loss

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Patient 3030; tummy tuck after having 3 children

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Lisa is a mother of three children. Aged ten, eight and five years old. As you can imagine she was very busy being a mother.

She had gained some weight after having her children, and she was working very hard at getting rid of this. Her current weight was 88 kg. However, she wanted to get down to 75 kg. Lisa felt that the overhanging skin was preventing her from achieving her goals.

She had a lot of discomfort from excess skin and couldn’t train as much as she would have liked.

She wanted a flatter abdomen and less discomfort from excess skin.

Dr Beldholm did the operation in October 2015

It was a liposuction based tummy tuck.

Amount of fat removed with liposuction (ml); 700ml

Abdominal flap

  • Right Side: 918 grams
  • Left Side: 1062 grams

So in total she had close to 3 kg of fat and skin removed.*

Patient 3015: Tummy Tuck Post Children and Weight Loss

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Lisa was 50 years old when she came to see Dr Beldholm. She had been thinking about having an abdominoplasty for some time. She had a son who was 13 years old who had been delivered via C-section.

She had gained a lot of weight during her pregnancy, and had struggled getting this off. However, she had managed to lose 20 kg by the time she came to see Dr Beldholm.

She was quite unhappy about the large apron hanging over her C-section scar. She felt that this had started after she had had her son, who is now 13 years old.

She had a large tummy tuck combining extensive liposuction of the abdomen and sides.

Amount of fat removed with liposuction (ml): 2850 ml

Abdominal flap (The skin that we remove in the lower abdomen)

  • Right Side: 730 grams of skin
  • Left Side: 819 grams of skin
  • In addition to 167 grams of skin centrally

(note that a tattoo on the right leg has been blurred out at the request of the patient)*

Patient 3013: Tummy Tuck After Children and Weight Gain

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Abdominoplasty

Liposuction based tummy tuck

5,100ml of fat removed liposuction. Because of a pre-existing lung issue, her post op recovery was prolonged.

During her visit three months after the surgery, Mary’s surgical wounds had healed well. *

Patient 3100: Tummy Tuck After 3 children and hates her pregnant look

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Summary of this case

  • 3 children all delivered by C-section
  • Hates how her skin hangs over the C-Section scar also feels that she still looks pregnant even 4 years after having her last child
  • Developed an umbilical hernia after the last pregnancy
  • Had a Lipo-abdominioplasty in Dec 2013
  • 600 ml of fat removed and 600ml of skin (lower abdominal flap)
  • Umbilical hernia repaired
  • Plication of the rectus abdominis muscles*

Patient 3086: Tummy Tuck After 3 children

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Summary of this case

  • 3 children: 11, 8 and 7 years old at the time of the consultation
  • Got a personal trainer after her last child and started exercising a lot. Was unable to get her body back even after 2 years of intense exercise.
  • Had liposuction done on her abdomen but this only made the appearance of the loose skin worse
  • When she came to see Dr Beldholm she wanted a flat tummy with no loose skin
  • Dr Beldholm performed a Lipo-abdominioplasty in Nov 2013
  • 200 ml of fat removed with the liposuction and 1200 grams of skin and fat (lower abdominal flap)
  • Plication of the rectus abdominis muscles done*

Patient 3088: Lost close to 40kg of weight and wanted to get a flatter tummy with an abdominoplasty

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Summary of this case

  • Never had children
  • Was overweight and 8 years before her consultation with Dr Beldholm went from weighing 100 kg to around 65 kg
  • After loosing the weight she was still unhappy with her abdomen. She felt that her stomach sticks out further than her bust and it was getting increasingly uncomfortable
  • Dr Beldholm performed a Lipo-abdominioplasty in July 2014
  • 900 ml of fat removed and around 600ml of skin (lower abdominal flap)
  • Umbilical hernia repaired
  • Plication of the rectus abdominis muscles done*

Patient 3089: Feels that she looks 3-4 months pregnant all the tim

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Summary of this case

  • 2 children 3 years old and 6 years old at her first consultation
  • Feels that her abdomen sticks out and she looks 3-4 months pregnant
  • Has spent a lot of time in the Gym doing core exercises but this has not helped
  • Lost 10 kg in weight in the last few years
  • Dr Beldholm performed a Lipo-abdominioplasty in June 2013
  • 200 ml of fat removed and 400g of skin (lower abdominal flap)
  • Plication of the rectus abdominis muscles*

Patient 3093: 3 children in total but last pregnancy was twins.

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Summary of this case

  • 3 children in total
  • Last pregnancy was twins and she got a lot of separation of the muscles. The separation was so bad that it caused her constant pain
  • Hernia also developed after the surgery
  • Dr Beldholm performed a Lipo-abdominioplasty in July 2014
  • 1000 ml of fat removed and close to 1kg of skin (lower abdominal flap)
  • Umbilical hernia repaired
  • Plication of the rectus abdominis muscles*

Patient 3095: Tummy Tuck After 4 children with lots of stretch marks

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Summary of this case

  • 4 children. 1 year old boy, 3 year old girl, 11 year old boy and finally 14 year old boy.
  • Got loose skin and stretch marks after the first child and never improved since. Unable to war normal clothes, feels that the skin is constantly in the way.
  • Dr Beldholm performed a Lipo-abdominioplasty in May 2015
  • 300 ml of fat removed and 1kg of skin (lower abdominal flap)
  • Plication of the rectus abdominis muscles*

Patient 3012: Mother of 2 has Tummy Tuck to Improve Her Self Confidence

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Patient 3012 Tummy Tucks Before And After
Patient 3012 Tummy Tucks Before And After
Patient 3012 Tummy Tucks Before And After

Amy had been thinking about having a tummy tuck for some time. She has two children still living at home (18 years old and 21 years old). She is a confident lady and in fact had done a lot of exercise, and had a great body. However, one thing that got her down was her tummy. She felt like there was a lot of loose hanging skin. She had in fact tried being really skinny by dieting and exercising. However, this made the area on her tummy look worse, and she felt that she actually looked better with a bit of padding on.
She had the operation done in May 2015.

Dr Beldholm did a liposuction based tummy tuck. He removed 1100ml of fat.

The lower abdominal skin that was removed weighed:

  • Right Side: 218 grams
  • Left Side: 238 grams

So in total we removed close to 2 kg of tissue.

She had significant divarication of the Rectus muscles of 4 cm and also had significant bulging on her lower abdomen. Her tissues were quite thin and she had multiple stretch marks.
The operation went without any issues. She went home on day one, and was back in the gym 4 weeks after the procedure.

Note: tattoo blurred out on the before photos on the lower abdomen, this tattoo was completely cut during surgery.*

Patient 3085: "Make me skinnier"

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Summary of case

  • 3 children: 7,5 and 2 years old
  • Loose skin and fat. Had had a consultation with another cosmetic surgeon in regards to having liposuction but she was not suitable for this due to the significant amount of loose skin.
  • At the consultation with Dr Beldholm she said “Make me skinnier!”. Dr B said “Hmmm, I will do my best!”
  • A liposuction based tummy tuck was done in June 2013
  • 1300 ml of fat was removed with liposuction and 1300 grams of skin and fat was excised from the lower abdomen (the lower abdominal flap)*

Patient 3039: Lower abdominal bulge treated with a mini-tummy tuck

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Patient 3039 Mini Tummy Tuck Before And After

Cathy, one of our patients, had difficulty strengthening her lower abdomen. Her lower abs were loose regardless of how much she exercised. Cathy wasn’t just concerned about the way she looked, but also about the pain and skin irritation her abdomen caused. She had a rash in her lower abdomen fold and pain when she picked something off the ground.

A mini-tummy tuck refers to an abdominoplasty that only removes skin in the lower abdomen and does not affect the upper abdomen. This operation was perfect for Cathy. It is a much smaller operation and the recovery is much quicker as compared to a full tummy tuck.*

Patient 3076: Lost more than 30 kg after her 2 pregnancies

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Summary of case

  • 2 children both delivered by cesarean section
  • Gained a lot of weight during her pregnancy and was up to more than 100 kilograms (she stopped weighing herself after reaching 100 kg)
  • She was able to loose a lot of the weight and was down to around 65 kg at her consultation with Dr Beldholm. However she was unhappy with the loose skin after the weight loss and the pregnancies. The skin was hanging over her C-section scar.
  • Dr Beldholm did a liposuction based abdominoplasty in 2014
  • 460 ml of fat was removed with liposuction and around 600 grams of skin and fat was excised from the lower abdomen (the lower abdominal flap)*

Patient 1131: Tummy tuck post weight loss

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(Individual results may vary)*

This patient had initially gone to another surgeon, and had extensive liposuction done on her abdomen. This had left a lot of loose skin and indentations. She wanted to have a flatter abdomen.
Even though she had previously had liposuction, we used the advanced liposuction tummy tuck technique to free the tissue up and give her better results.*

Patient 3031: Moving Interstate 6 Weeks After Tummy Tuck

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Patient 3031 Tummy Tucks Before And After
Patient 3031 Tummy Tucks Before And After
Patient 3031 Tummy Tucks Before And After

Dr Beldholm’s advice is that most women after the rapid recovery tummy tuck surgery should be more or less back to normal 6-8 weeks post op. Lexy had breast augmentation as well as a tummy tuck, and then made a big interstate move. These photos are taken 4 weeks post operation, so there is still some bruising.

As Lexy had moved interstate, it was a long way for her to travel back for the usual follow up consultations that Dr Beldholm does at 4 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. However, Dr Beldholm did several phone consultations with her. She had no issues after her operation, so it was not necessary to get her back for further reviews. Unfortunately, this means that we do not have the usual 12 month post op photos.

On these photos, there is still significant swelling in the lower abdomen and the scar is still red. This is quite a standard result at 4 weeks in Dr Beldholm’s patients.

Over 6-12 months the scar fades and the swelling will settle to reveal more definition to the abdominal area.

Most women don’t regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. Although they can lose the weight, there are still some changes in their bodies that are hard to completely get rid off.

For Lexy, it was the loose skin on her abdominal area. Prior to her pregnancy, she was extremely fit, as she was once a bikini model. However, after giving birth to three children through C-section, she was left with loose skin hanging over her C-section scar.
Lexy tried to lose weight. Unfortunately, the excess skin in her stomach made it hard for her to achieve her previous physique. With this concern, she reached out to Dr. Beldholm and inquired about undergoing a tummy tuck procedure.

After a thorough assessment, Dr. Beldholm did a liposuction-based tummy tuck. Around 1,000ml of fat was suctioned from her abdominal area. Aside from this, the surgery also required the creation of an abdominal flap and a divarication of the rectus muscles.*

PATIENT 3073; TWINS DID ALL THE DAMAGE!

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Mary had twins when she was quite young. The good thing was that she did not get many stretch marks. However, she did get loose skin and separated muscles.

I see a lot of women post pregnancy with loose skin. Although it may not look that bad, it certainly affects them quite a bit.

For Mary, it was the loose skin, mainly when she was bending over or sitting in a chair. She hated it!

Before she had children, she was an outdoor person and she loved the beach. But after the twins, she refused to put her bikini on, and she was embarrassed going to the beach.

As she lived close to the beach in Newcastle, and one of the reasons that the family moved there was the beach, this was a tragedy for her.

She came to see me to have a tighter and flatter abdomen.

I did the operation for her in October 2012.

A Liposuction based tummy tuck.

We removed around 2 kilograms of skin and fat and tightened up her muscles.*

Patient 3132: Lost weight over 8 years

  • No children
  • Lost weight 99kg to 70kg
  • Hates her overhang and wanted a flatter abdomen
  • Liposuction based tummy tuck done
  • around 1 kg of fat and skin removed

Individual results vary*

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Patient 3066: Tummy Tuck After 3 Children

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Alexa (name changed for privacy) had three beautiful children. She was very happy with her life and being a mother. Her children were now aged 12,14, and 19 years.

However, her tummy had been bothering her for quite some time. She had tried to exercise, including doing extensive core exercise. However, this did not change the loose skin on her tummy.

Alexa was also quite self conscious about her large tummy. She felt that the tummy bulged in clothing and she could never quite get something that fit nicely, and she was really fed up walking around in baggy cloths. She wanted to have a flat tummy again and to wear nice clothes again.

Dr Beldholm did a liposuction based tummy tuck for her.

Liposuction removed 500 grams of fat.

The skin on the lower abdomen weighed:

  • Right flap 306 grams
  • Left Flap 275 grams

Alexa didn’t experience any negative issues during recovery. Her surgical wounds healed well.*

Patient 3069: Body Lift of Patient That Had Gained a Lot of Weight Post Pregnancy

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Chloe (name changed for privacy) was in her early 20’s. She had two children, one 15 months old, and the other was 6 years old. She had always been a large lady. However, after her pregnancy her weight ballooned out. Once she reached 110 kg, she stopped weighing herself. During her pregnancy, she also suffered from gestational diabetes. Chloe was well aware that she needed to lose weight.

She had tried dieting in the past but this had not been successful. She got a personal trainer and tried to exercise to help shed the weight. However, she found the overhanging skin very uncomfortable. She also felt quite embarrassed in-front of her husband.
When she came to see me, I discussed in detail her options. The best option for her would be some sort of weight loss surgery, such as a laparoscopic band operation or gastric sleeve operation. She stated that she had been to an obesity surgeon, but she was not keen on going ahead with this surgery. Chloe felt that if she could get rid of the excess overhanging skin, then she would be able to lose more weight.

I saw this patient in 2011. At that stage, laparoscopic banding was quite common and well accepted. However, as of this writing (2017), I note that gastric sleeve is a much better operation for weight loss.

One big benefit of doing the liposuction based tummy tuck is that we can remove a significant amount of fat as well as excess skin.

This was also when I was working in the eastern suburbs in Sydney. She had her Body lift in November 2012 in a Sydney hospital.

Extensive liposuction was done and I removed more than 4000 ml of fat.

The lower abdomen and skin around the back weighed:

  • Right side flap removed: 2262 grams
  • Left side flap Removed: 1966.5 grams

She had a few minor issues with skin breakdowns on the right flank area and had a few of the absorbable PDS sutures come through the skin.
She is still quite big because we can’t treat the fat on the inside of the abdomen with liposuction.

Note: Tattoo blurred out front tummy for privacy.*

PATIENT 3070; WANTING IMPROVED CONTOUR AFTER CHILDREN

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Lisa (name changed for privacy) is a mother of two children. She came to the consultation complaining that her tummy did not quite look the way that it did before she had children.

I see many, many women like Lisa. Children are great, but after pregnancy there is often stretch marks, loose skin and separated muscles.

We spoke at length about her options. Lisa decided to go ahead with a liposuction based tummy tuck.

We removed around 2500 ml of fat, and also tightened her muscles.

The lower abdominal skin was stretched and excess skin was removed.

Abdominal skin and fat removed:

  • Right side flap: 1140 grams
  • Left Side Flap: 1032 grams*

Patient 1109: Tummy Tuck Post Weight Loss

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This patient had lost a significant amount of weight. She had had a laparoscopic band operation, and had lost more than 40 kg. Unfortunately, she ended up having a lot of loose skin all over her body. In addition to her tummy tuck, she also had an arm lift done by Dr Beldholm.*

Patient 1131: Tummy tuck post weight loss

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This patient has had a full liposuction based tummy tuck. She had several children and had also gained weight after.*

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