What treatments would you recommend for me? Tummy tuck, mini, lipo? Plus breast advice? (Photo)
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Possible Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
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. #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. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.
#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 after 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.
All the best,
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Thank you for your question and photos. If you do not wish to increase the size of your breasts, a lift procedure may be ideal for you to perk up the volume that you already have and help reposition the areolas higher on the breast.
As for the abdomen, your surgeon will need to assess skin laxity in person, in order to determine the best options for you but these could include repair of Diastasis Recti- a separation of the abdominal muscles which is common after childbirth and leaves the abdomen protruding. This may be combined with various Tummy Tuck techniques and typically an undesirable C-section scar can be removed with a tummy tuck, whether Mini or Full.
Be sure to ask a lot of questions and fully understand all of your options before you proceed. Best of luck!
Mommy Makeover is what you need
Excellent candidate for mommy makeover.
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