Will a TT, lipo, breast reduction achieve this look for my body? How much will it cost me? What needs to be done on me? (Photo)

Looking to get done in DR,...I workout in gym and lift weights... Still a work in progress.

Doctor Answers 9

About the Mommy Makeover Procedure & Estimated Costs

A 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.

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.

The costs of a #Mommy Makeover will depend on several factors. Such include the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Approximate #costs can be found here on the Real Self website, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org. Also, the costs are contingent on the specific #procedures being combined in the operation. 

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

Plastic Surgery abroad

Thank you for sharing your questions and photos.  There are excellent plastic surgeons all over the globe and orangaizations exist to ensure high levels of patient safety and surgeon excellence.  Look for a surgeon who is board certified and operates in certifed operative facilities like AAAA-SF, The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. If you are certain you want surgery outside of the US understand the AAAA-SF facilities also exist outside of the United States. Be sure to have a plan in place for your post operative healing and preparations in case there are problems after your surgery.   In terms of what surgeries would most benefit you to look like your wish pics, that would require an in person consult.  Very best to you.
Brian S. Coan, MD, FACS

Brian Coan, MD, FACS
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Mommy makeover

Thank you for your question.  You should be evaluated in person by a board certified plastic surgeon to determine what you need to have done.  It appears that you could have a Brazilian butt lift from fat removed from areas of your body such as your abdomen, a breast lift to improve your breasts, and a tummy tuck to correct for the loose skin you will have from lipo.  The surgeon can discuss pricing with you in person.

All the best,

Dr. Results
Miami, FL

Achieving the right body shape

It's hard to tell you without seeing you first, but it looks like you might need to consider losing some weight before cosmetic surgery to achieve results like in the photos you attached.

Planning mommy make-over

Thank you for your question about breast augmentation.

  • if you were a normal weight, you could get a very nice result from surgery. 
  • Gym work outs are wonderful but aerobic exercise and calorie restriction are important too
  • There are warnings about foreign surgery, the Dominical Republic specifically, because of patients returning with serious infections because of poor operating room conditions.
  • May I suggest you get a consultation with a plastic surgeon in New York - 
  • And in the meantime, keep up your weight loss program and postpone surgery until you can get the best result. .
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes

Postoperative Goals after mommy makeover

Continue to work on the diet and exercise for now. Get as close to an "ideal" BMI as possible. Once you have achieved this then go to a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss your goals and options. Having these types of surgeries done "abroad" is ill advised. The diminished costs usually come at a high price of compromised safety. Choose your surgeon (& facility) carefully!!

Ellen A. Janetzke, MD
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Mommy makeover

You are on the right track, but I would continue diet and exercise before surgery. You will get a much better result, and a lot closer to your desired look. Be careful about surgery out of country, very different than here. Check out the link below to an article regarding diet to prepare for yourself for cosmetic surgery. Good luck!

Robert M. Tornambe, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Mommy Makeover

Prior to surgery get on a good weight loss program.  With weight loss and surgery your body will be improved, but you will not get the results of the photos you submitted. Best wishes!

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Mommy makeover

You need to continue what you are doing by adhering to a healthy lifestyle and to lose more weight.  This will not only maximize your results but will keep you on the path to keeping them.  If you had surgery based on the pictures you have submitted then no you will not achieve your wish pics.  Having cosmetic surgery may help you look better but it is not a magic pill for a healthy diet and exercise.

Anh Lee, MD
El Paso Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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