I love the size of my breast 38 c I don't want to be any bigger just want them to be perky like they use to be;( I will be having a tummy tuck with lipo also not sure if I will get a full TT or a mini, I like the recovery time of the mini. I can't be outta work for no longer than 6 weeks , I have a appt set for this Friday 11-22-2013 at Lsu school of plastic surgery I will be having my Bl/ TT and lipo done by a chief resident.
Plastic surgery done at A school of plastic surgery (LSU) I'm a mother of 3 5'11 170? (photo)
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With regard to your breasts, a lift (mastopexy) would be a necessary part of any procedure to make your breasts perkier. With a lift, the excess skin would be removed and the nipples would be moved to a higher position located in the center of the breast. Since only skin is removed during a lift, such a procedure would keep you at about the same size you are currently. With just a lift, your breasts will be much perkier than they are now, but they’re unlikely to have fullness in the top of the breast. If additional fullness in the upper portion of the breast is desired, you may require an implant as well, which would make you larger than your current size. Either option is appropriate, but I would caution you that an augmentation mastopexy (implant and lift) can be a very complicated procedure that even in experienced hands has a higher risk of complications than either procedure alone. Considering that you’re having your surgery with a resident, I would advise you to err on the side of caution and go with just the lift at this time. If you later decide that you really need that additional fullness in the upper breast, you can always have implants placed at that time, and doing those procedures separately has a lower risk of complications.
As far as your abdomen is concerned, a mini tummy tuck really only addresses excess skin and fat below the belly button and if you were to have a mini, I expect it would make your upper abdomen look disproportionately large compared to your lower abdomen even with the liposuction that is planned. You are much more likely to be happy with the results of a full tummy tuck. While every patient is different, I advise my patients that they should be able to return to a sedentary office job 2-3 weeks after a tummy tuck, so I wouldn't choose an operation that's unlikely to make you happy based on your 6 week recovery period. If your job requires more vigorous work, you should speak with your doctor about how long they expect it will be before you can safely perform the work you do.
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