After losing 80 pounds, I have had some trouble with loose skin. Can a mommy make over help me achieve my desired look? (photo)
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Lost 80 pounds, can Mommy Makeover help?
Thank you for the photos. Congratulations on your weight loss, very impressive. Please remember to be realistic in your expected outcomes. Most Board Certified Plastic Surgeons would like their patients to be about their goal weight before surgery. One would rather not operate on someone, have them lose 100 lbs., and then have to do that operation again. There is a significant increase in complications in heavier patients. This includes a very high increase in the wounds, (that will be on tension in a Mommy Makeover), falling apart. Each Plastic Surgeon has their own "window" where they feel comfortable enough operating. Talk to your Plastic Surgeon. Together you will make a safe plan.
With weight loss, as you know, comes loose skin. No amount of sit ups will remove skin! A tummy tuck with muscle repair will narrow your waist, and remove excess skin. A breast lift will reposition your nipples to a higher position, with fuller, more youthful looking breasts. I would recommend having an in-person consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss implants. You have enough breast tissue to go without an implant, but even a small modest implant can give you more firmness and upper pole fullness.
Can a mommy make over help me achieve my desired look?
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Best of luck to you!
Kenneth Hughes, M.D.
After losing 80 pounds, I have had some trouble with loose skin. Can a mommy make over help me achieve my desired look?
Best of luck,
1) your weight has been stable for at least 3 months
2) You are done having children
It is best to be seen by a board certified plastic surgeon who performs many body contouring cases yearly. You should see before and after pictures of other women with similar body types such as yourself to determine if the pictures you seek to look like is something that particular plastic surgeon can help you achieve.
Mini Tummy Tuck - Am I A Candidate?
Large weight loss
Mommy makeover after 80# down
Based on your photos, you are a great candidate for tummy tuck and breast lift. You should look much like your wish-list girls for the most part.
--your waist may not be as small as some of those women
--your buttock needs nothing
--keep in mind your breasts will seem smaller with just a lift alone. You may need to consider a small implant to get breasts as firm and round as the women in your dream pics.
Look ok for a surgeon you like and trust. See multiple doctors before you decide. Best of luck to you.
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