Mommy makeover for African Americans
You will be a good candiate for mommy makeover, especially after 30lbs of weight that you are planning to lose. With breast augmentation/lift and tummy tuck/lipo of waist, you will get a good body contour. As long as you do not have tendency to form keloid scar, your scar will heal well. The good thing with tummy tuck in your case is that most of your striae (stretch marks) are in your lower abdomen, which will be removed from tummy tuck! You will have a hip-to-hip scar, that can be hidden in your bikini line. Good luck with your surgery.
Mommy makeover for african american
You are an excellent candidate. In the Dominican Republic we work with african american womens everyday and for that we have alot of experience and excellent results in the mommy makeovers in this population.
Am I a GOOD Mommy Make-Over Candidate?
Regarding: "Mommy Makeover for African Americans?
After only 1 pregnancy, I've looked this way for 10 yrs. It's been devastating. I'm currently 29 years old, and hope I'm a good candidate for a Mommy makeover. I've been researching procedures and really like the short scar vertical (lollipop) breast lift with silicone breast implants, but don't much see it performed on African Americans.
Also with my severe striae, will a tummy tuck help, or only add more scars? I don't expect plastic surgery to make me perfect. But can I expect good results from a Mommy makeover or in my case make matters worse. Note: I weigh 165lbs-plan to lose 30 before considering surgery."
You would do very well with a Mommy Make-Over set of operations. The operations do not ethnically dependent and are done regardless of race. The only determinant of success are having a BMI in the mid 20's and having completed one's family. The operations can be done on obese woman but the results are not as stunning as they are on thin ones such as yourself. Moreover, it makes no sense to perform these operations in between pregnancies which will undo everything - it is best to do them when you are done having children.
A Short-Scar Breast Lift is all you need. It will get you perky, full breasts without implants. A Tummy Tuck will get rid of the vast majority of the stretch marks below the belly button, narrow your waist, flatten your tummy, get rid of the indented ?C-section scar, lift a sagging Mons pubis and may even smooth some anterior thigh cellulite.
Dr. Peter Aldea
Mommy Makeover for African Americans
You can definitely consider a mommy makeover. As you have likely read, most surgeons refer to a "mommy makeover" as a series of cosmetic surgery procedures intended to restore a woman’s figure after pregnancy. I perform these procedures as part of a “mommy makeover” for patients who want an improved figure after having children. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take a serious toll on a woman’s body, and many moms find that no amount of diet and exercise can restore their pre-baby figures.
Procedures commonly performed during mommy makeovers include:
Abominoplasty (tummy tuck)Breast Augmentation +/- Lift, or Breast Lift only without implants, liposuction
These procedures can be performed in one stage or multiple stages depending on the patient's goals, health status and other screening criteria. After pregnancy, breasts can lose their youthful position and shape, the tummy can become stretched and lose its tone, and extra fat may get deposited in areas that are not so flattering. The plastic surgery procedures above are intended to correct those conditions and help restore your pre-pregnancy figure.
A common concern many of my african american patients have is scarring - namely, keloid scars. If you have not experienced any keloiding from prior surgeries, it is unlikely you will experience it now. However, with any contouring procedures, you must accept some degree of scar to achieve that better form.
Hope this helps.
Mommy makeover in African American patient
Most patients with darker skin coloring tend to have slightly darker scars, in general. However, the scars on the breast usually heal quite well due to the thin skin-even in African American patients. The abdominal skin which is much thicker, tends to heal slightly darker in almost all patients. Based on the photos you provided, you appear to be a reasonable candidate for a tummy tuck. Once you lose the weight you plan to lose, you will be an even better candidate and likely have a better result. As you lose weight your breast size may change which could affect the type of breast lift and/or implant size you need. Please be sure to have medical clearance from your primary care physician prior to scheduling this "mommy makeover" procedure.
Mommy makeover for African Americans
African-Americans make great candidates for a mommy makeover. As you know, a mommy makeover is a great combination of abdominal and breast surgery performed at the same time. It is best to be evaluated by an experienced surgeon who has performed the surgeries simultaneously. Discuss your concerns regarding the shape and size of the breast and abdomen and describe your aesthetic goals as fully as possible. In African-American patients, a discussion should he have regarding the size and shape of the breast and abdomen and how they will balance with each other. Also discuss the scarring process and the risk of hypertrophic scars or keloids.
Mommy Makeover in African Americans
The other plastic surgeons have made some very good comments. I would like to emphasize a few points. African Americans do have a higher incidence of keloid formation. If you have a family history of this, or if you yourself have had one, then one would have to be concerned that it might happen in the surgical scars. If there is no history, then that is a positive, but not a guarantee that you won't form one. Having said that, I have performed such surgery in many many African Americans.
Once you lose the weight, you may have enough loose skin that the lollipop scar won't be the best approach for the lift. Also, as you appear now in your picture, there is enough breast tissue that an implant is not needed -- by putting one in, the breast becomes heavier and more prone to drooping again. Once you lose the weight, that may change.
The incision for the tummy tuck is low and will be well hidden. Most, but not all of the striae will be gone once the excess skin is removed.
The bottom line is that I feel you can expect good results from a "mommy makeover". Good luck!
Mommy Makeover is an excellent option
You appear to be an excellent candidate for a Mommy Makeover!
I would give you the following advice:
- Lose the weight you are planning on losing FIRST
- Your priorities should be (in order of diminishing importance):
- Finding a SURGEON you like and can trust
- Carefully communicating your goals
- Listening to the options and what you could reasonably expect
- Investigating the anesthesia provider and facility
- Do NOT shop for a surgeon willing to perform the procedure you think you want- listen to their recommendations for you
- NEVER shop for the lowest price... you are going to get what you pay for- pay a little, and you will usually get a little.
Good luck on the path to a beautiful new you!
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Mommy makeover only if you do not plan to have any more children
Unfortunately, there is no perfect solution to your situation. I would discourage you from large implants. I would suggest a full breast lift with reduction of the areola circumference. You may add small silicone implants for upper breast fullness. The quality of the inverted T scar is unpredictable although over the last 30 years, and that is how long I have been in practice, I had a fairly successful outcomes.
One can better predict upon consultation when the quality of you skin is examined. You also need a tummytuck with muscle tightening. It will get rid of your stretch marks but it will create a long suprapubic scar and a scar around you bellybutton. Again the quality of the scar is unpredictable-altho i am not sure from the picture whether you have a scar there already. You must weigh the pros and cons of each procedure. However, if you are planning more children I would not have any surgery till you are done.
Race is irrelevant in Mommy Makeover
You have what can be improved with a breast lift and tummy tuck. You race is not important, your understanding of the procedures and desire to have them fixed is all that counts.