After giving birth to quintuplets, Sarah was left with unsightly excess skin on her stomach. Go inside the operating room
as Dr. Ordon performs a tummy tuck and removes over 10 pounds of skin!
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Dr. Drew Ordon: As a plastic surgeon, I have done a lot of tummy tucks over the years. But this next one is extra special. Earlier this season we met Sarah, a devoted mother of quintuplets.
Sarah: I am subconscious about my mid section. It jiggles, it's annoying. What you don't know, is that I had five children at one time.
Dr. Travis Stork: How that having the quintuplets change your body?
Sarah: Carrying them all pulls my skin, it was stretched the max.
Dr. Drew Ordon: It looks loose, it's not fat, it's loose skin. No amount of diet and exercise is going to reverse these changes.
Sarah: I go out running and stuff, and that loose skin, I just -- it's devastating to think that it would never go away.
Dr. Drew Ordon: I think we need to take a look. Sarah, I want you to come right up here. What we actually do, we remove all of this excess skin up to the belly button. No matter how many sit-ups, you do, you are not going to bring these two muscles together. You really are the ideal patient for tummy tuck, and I would like to do it for you.
Sarah: Oh! My God.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Okay.
Sarah: Thank you. I can hug you.
Dr. Drew Ordon: Sarah's surgery was a complicated one. But as you are about to see, one that would change your life. I want to warn you though. Some that you may see, will be quite graphic.
I don't think I have ever had a patient more deserving of a tummy tuck than you. A kind of unique situation carrying five kids, the skin gets stretched a little more. That looks good, that's a winner. Adapt the road map, now we just have to follow it. It's show time. We are going to take care of that quin belly. We are making an incision that's 2 feet long. You can counter the scar tissue from that C-section when she has delivered those quins. So we have to carefully dissect, get through that we release all of this abdominal tissue, all the way to the ribs and to the bottom of the sternum, and then we will pull things down to see how much excess, we can actually cut off.
You see this right here. This is what quins will do to you. This is why we call this meeting to order, right here, that's one half of it, we are tailor tacking the incision back together when, we do this just to check her tension. We did it, awesome case, we did a real nice closure of the incision, gave her that designer heart shaped belly button, tightened the muscles. We did it all, it's a winner.