Loose skin? Yes or no? (Photos)
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Tummy tuck+ Lipo + BBL candidate, some advices:
When considering a tummy tuck in Melbourne, FL.
Thank you for your question regarding the potential need for tummy tuck to correct one’s midsection. With the amount of fatty tissue and loose skin that is depicted in the photos, a tummy tuck could potentially be beneficial. This would best be determined with an in-person examination and discussion with a board-certified plastic surgeon. I hope this is helpful to you. Best of luck!
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Loose skin with weight loss
Thank you for your question.
If you are planning on losing an excessive amount of weight, you should expect some loose skin. The amount all depends on your skin elasticity and the factors that affect this are how much weight you’ve actually lost, the length of time your skin was stretched out, sun exposure and your age.
I would recommend after losing the weight and reaching a BMI of 30 or less to have a tummy tuck combined with liposuction for a smooth contour. The RealSelf national average for a tummy tuck is between $8,000 and $9,000. For liposuction it would depend on how many areas you want liposuctioned and what type of liposuction you choose. I would recommend SmartLipo which offers tiissue retraction through soft tissue coagulation, reliable, controlled energy delivery, reduced liposuction procedure time and patient downtime, less bleeding and bruising than traditional liposuction and high-definition body sculpting capabilities, this would cost around $2,000 and $6,000 depending on the number of sites and the sizes of those areas. A breast augmentation with a lift can average between $8,000 and $9,000. In my office and most offices, when you choose to have multiple surgeries performed there is usually a discount applied to the overall cost.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Weight loss or tummy tuck
Judging on your photo alone, I feel you would be best with weight loss first followed by a tummy tuck. You have excess skin, your umbilicus is transverse (side ways opening) and hanging skin at the panty line. These areas rarely resolve with just weighloss alone.
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Post weight loss
Weight loss - loose skin
Given your age, I am hopeful that your skin will tighten with weight loss. But a tummy tuck may be required. We will not know until you are at your ideal weight. The cost varies by geographic location but a TT with breast lift/augmentation will likely cost $10-15K. Best wishes.
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