Mommy makeover with no lipo, will I look overweight?
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To lipo or not to lipo during mommy makeover and tummy tuck?
In my experience, everyone looks better with flank and side liposuction in combination with a tummy tuck procedure.It only adds about 30 minutes to the surgery but can make a huge difference in outcome. If the liposuction is not performed then you may have a flat tummy with flank bulges that bother you and look bad in clothes. I would recommend talking to another surgeon just to make sure that they agree with your first surgeon in his assessment. i hope this helps.
Daniel A. Medalie
Liposuction with a tummy tuck?
Plastic surgeons are each quite different in their aesthetics and their approach.
In my own practice when I perform mommy makeover my specific goal is to help my patients achieve a sense of balance, top and bottom.
For example, if you have wider hips then you may wish to have an implant whose diameter is somewhat wider so that the curve under the arm balances the curve of the hip. So even the implants can play a factor to contouring of the lower abdomen.
When I look at a patient's trunk for abdominoplasty I am always thinking about the contour of the hips. I like to see that the hips have a nice contour. If patients carry fatty fullness of the flanks I will offer them flank liposuction a time of their tummy tuck. Some of my patients carry fatty fullness well around the back above the buttocks. In these cases we perform posterior flank as well as frontal flank liposuction. I think contouring of the hips and flanks tends to make the result of the tummy tuck look better. I do not mind contouring the hips and flanks at the time of abdominoplasty surgery because these areas do not impact upon the blood supply or the healing of the tummy tuck.
Conversely , I do not perform liposuction of the upper abdomen when doing a tummy tuck. While some doctors will liposuction the upper abdomen, lift, pull it and move it all look the same time I believe that the liposuction of the upper abdomen can significantly increase the risks of healing problems in the lower abdomen. If I have a patient with upper abdominal fatty fullness I will generally recommend allowing the tummy tuck to heal and then suctioning the upper abdomen when the risk is much lower.
Discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon and make sure that you're on the same page. Your surgeon will not only have two balance your goals, but will also have to be sure that what your goals are can be safely accomplished.
Best wishes. I hope that this answer his help you.