Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck & Breast Augmentation?

I'm 23 years old, 5'2 119 lbs but I want to get down to 115. I feel like I have a lot extra skin from pregnancy. I'm very healthy.

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Are You Candidate for a Mommy Makeover

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It's difficult to suggest without a in-person one-on-one consultation. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair.  The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.  #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others.  The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.

#Combined operations are often performed with our #Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with a #MommyMakeover. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your physician and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also, combining these #procedures may decrease anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.
In addition to a one-on-one consultations with a board certified Plastic Surgeon, patients always need to be seen by their primary care doctor prior to such procedures.  We screen every patient and their medical records for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures.  MWL (massive weight loss patients of  75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even afte 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity. 
Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation & tummy tuck?

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Hello! Thank you for your question! Breast augmentation is a procedure often sought by women to increase size, add upper pole fullness and projection along with improve shape and symmetry of her breasts. Tummy tuck is an excellent procedure to contour your abdomen and excise all excess skin from below your belly button and contour your flanks.  Women who have these two procedures done, the Mommy Makeover, report increased self-confidence, self-esteem, and more comfortable with her body. In fact, it has been one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery in the US for the past few years. You appear to be an excellent candidate for this given your desires. 

Things to to consider during your consultation, which your surgeon will discuss with you, include implant type (saline vs silicone), shape/texturing of implant (round vs shaped/textured vs non-textured), implant position (sub pectoral, subglandular, or subfascial), incision (inframammary fold, periareolar, axillary, or TUBA), and size of implant. This can be performed with/out a breast lift, which would serve to obtain symmetry in breast size or nipple position as well as improve shape.  Also, discussion on your tummy tuck. Good communication between you and your surgeon of your expectations is warranted - choosing your surgeon wisely is the first step. Discussion of your wishes and having an honest and open dialog of your procedure is mandatory. I have found that photographs brought by the patient is helpful to get a visualization of the appearance you wish for in terms of size, shape, fullness, etc. In addition, your surgeon's pre and postoperative photographs should demonstrate a realistic goal for you. Once this has been accomplished, allow your surgeon to utilize his/her best medical judgment during the procedure to finesse the best possible result for you after preoperative biodimensional planning and fitting the right implant for your breast width.  An examination is needed to give recommendations, but your goals sound on target for this. 

Hope me that this helps! Best wishes for a wonderful result!

Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation Requirements

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A consultation including a physical examination and medical history by a board Certified Plastic Surgeon would be able to determine if you are a good candidate for a Mommy Make Over. It is best done when you are finished having kids and are near your stable body weight.

As long as you are less than 10  pounds off your stable weight should not make a significant difference

Are you a good candidate for a mommy makeover

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If you are done with having kids and you are healthy (ie no medical conditions that would make you a poor candidate for elective surgery), then you are likely a good candidate for a mommy makeover.  Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn more about your options.

Best of luck.

Dr Basu

Houston, TX

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Without at least a picture it is not possible to give an opinion about your breast or abdomen. Most women your age would be a good candidate for Breast Augmentation, as far as the abdomen it would be surprising to me if you would need an abdominoplasty , also are you finished with having children?

Am I a Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck & Breast Augmentation

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It is difficult to tell whether you are a good candidate without a physical examination and complete medical history. It would depend on your anatomical findings, motivation, realistic expectations, and whether you are finished having children. Breast surgery could be performed whether you decide to become pregnant again or not. An abdominoplasty, either a full “tummy tuck” or a shorter incision modified procedure should be delayed until you have finished all of your pregnancies.


Weight within 5-10 pounds of your ideal should not have any effect on your long term results.


If a member of my family underwent these procedures, they would be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you are serious about undergoing these procedures, you should have a thorough consultation with a plastic surgeon having those credentials, who will fully explain what is entailed in the procedures, including both the positives and potential problems. You should be complimented on the fact that you are seeking valid information before jumping into any procedure.


Robert Singer, MD  FACS

Good Candidates for Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck

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You may be a good candidate if you meet the following criteria:

      1. You are in overall good health

      2. You are not a smoker

      3.  You have a correctable issue

      4.  You have realistic expectations of the surgery and outcome

Dr. ES

Breast augmentation and tummy tuck

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You are very young. However if you are not planning for more pregnancies in the future, you can combine augmentation mammoplasty with tummy tuck. You will be saving some money and definitely recovery time. Of course you should be prepared for accepting more limitation in your post operative period.This combinaion is done , frequentley, in a cerified outpatient facility.   

Good candidate for breast and tummy surgery?

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You probably are a candidate for breast surgery, but I would advise waiting for abdominal surgery until you are sure you want no further pregnancies.

Michael Leff, MD (retired)
Bellevue Plastic Surgeon

Tummy tuck and augmentation

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In terms of weight and health, you are a candidate for surgery in general. Without a consultation, it's impossible to determine whether you need either of the proposed procedures and then, if so, whether this is the correct time for you to undergo them. If you have not finished having children, then it would be advisable for you to wait until your family is complete.

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