I decided to have some work done to my body. Considering TT, Full Body Lipo & Fat transfer to the breast. Any advice? (photo)
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Mommy make over
Thanks for submitting your pictures. Based on your pictures, I would recommend to you to start with the tummy tuck surgery and hold off combining with the other procedures for safety reasons and also because tummy tuck surgery can change you dramatically due to weight loss . That occurs due to the abdominal muscle tightening that reduces the amount of food that you can eat and the sense of hunger. Weight loss will reduce your breasts size, so, by having breasts surgery later, you will be able to select the right size of implants. Fat injection to the breasts is a waste of time and money, unless you want to increase the breasts size by mere 1/2 to 1 size after multiple injections procedures. Liposuction is always best to perform after you lose weight and can assess more accurately where and how much need to be done. Cosmetic surgery is purely elective and as such , complication should be reduced to a minimum. Patients over estimate , at times, their ability to recover quickly and without complications, from painful operation. Also, consider the fact of surgeon's fatigue from multiple combined surgeries, that might give you less than optimal result. So be wise and careful . Always , consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons who operate in accredited surgery center for your safety. Check the before and after in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent and attractive.
Best of luck,
Combining a Mommy Makeover with Additional Surgery Sites
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.
#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.
It's safe in the right hands
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How long is recovery?
Thank you for your question.
Melinda Lacerna, MD FACS
I decided to have some work done to my body. Considering TT, Full Body Lipo & Fat transfer to the breast. Any advice?
Mommy make-over with breast fat transplants
- Often one can combine a tummy tuck with liposuction and fat transfers.
- The question is your health and weight - and length of surgery.
- Your surgeon will assess you and recommend if it is safe to combine these procedures.
- Recovery will be the usual tummy tuck recovery which is 2 weeks before you can return part-time to a nearby desk job and 6-8 weeks to vigorous exercise.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes
Combining breast and body surgeries can save you money and recovery time
Thank you for your question!
Dr. Schreiber, Baltimore plastic surgeon
Mommy Makeover Breast Augmentation Without Implants
For years, Plastic Surgeons and their patients have desired to transfer unwanted fat from their tummy or thighs to their breasts. We are now are able to do this safely.
If you have been considering a Breast Lift or improving your appearance after breast augmentation or Breast Reconstruction but are not comfortable with introducing artificial material into your body, you may want to look into the benefits of breast augmentation with fat transfer. An alternative to breast implants is fat transfer also known as fat grafting or lipoinjection. This technique allows women the option of enhancing the appearance of their breasts without the potential problems of saline or silicone implants such as hardness, rippling or rupture.
Who is a candidate?
- Any woman who is healthy
- Women with sufficient body fat for the procedure
- Women considering breast augmentation who wish to be one cup size larger or less
- Women who have had breast augmentation or reconstruction but who lack fullness or have contour concerns. Fat transfer can further enhance and reshape your breasts while smoothing out visible or palpable edges of breast implants. This will disguise implant rippling and wrinkling.
- Women with normal mammography
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.