I'm having a lower body lift and breast aug. Should I wait or get the breast aug while I can?
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Augmentation Mastopexy with a Lower Body Lift
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.
The intentional result of a Breast Lift (#Mastopexy) is to improve the shape and position of the breast without reducing their size. It is used especially for breasts which sag or droop (#ptosis) as a result of aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. However, many women report more satisfaction if an implant is used at the time of #mastopexy. The implants further shape their breasts, restoring superior fullness or volume which may be decreased over time.
In regards to implants alone, this is usually said to be mistake by patients reflecting back at the decision. Most breasts will look larger and more droopy with solely implants. They will sag more and sooner, due to the sudden and excess weight. At times it's possible for a “Snoopy” breast or double bubble to develop as a result.
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.
Outcome risk same time
Can you combine breast augmentation and lower body lift?
Breast augmentation and body lift can definitely be performed as staged procedures. With that said, I would perform the procedure as a combined procedure in select candidates. I would discuss your concerns with your surgeon.
Trey Aquadro, M.D.
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Lower Body Lift vs. Breast Augmentation/Mastopexy
Body Lift Combined with Other Procedures
This is an excellent question to ask your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, as safety should always be the top priority in elective surgery.
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1) During the 360 lower body lift or circumferential body lift, the abdominal wall is pulled down. This can pull the inframammary fold (the fold under the breast which attaches the breast to the chest or upper abdominal wall) down.Therefore, if the breast augmentation and breast lift are performed before the 360 lower body lift, the result can be that the breasts are too low.
2) After weight loss, reconstructive plastic surgery is all about proportions. During your 360 circumferential body lift, a significant amount of skin and fat will be removed. Your body proportions change. I would choose implant sizes after your body lift has been performed. This leads to a more accurate assessment of the body proportions. This way, your top half will match your bottom half. If you choose your implant size before your body lift, you may regret your implant size choice. You may choose an implant size too large. In my patient practice, I almost always perform the breast lift and breast augmentation after the 360 body lift.
I hope this answers your question regarding the staging of a 360 lower body lift or circumferential body lift and breast augmentation and breast lift. If you have any questions, please not hesitate contact me. Sincerely, Dr. Katzen
Combination surgery: Lower body lift and breast augmentation
Combining surgeries can be done in certain circumstances but always with your safety as the priority. If you're body lift is more extensive, depending on how much skin and fat needs to be removed, your body lift alone may take up to 6 hrs. Breast augmentation surgery (without additional mastopexy/breast lift) can be performed very well usually within only the addition of another hour to surgery.
The most important determinations for combination versus staging your surgeries is first your overall health, next your surgeon's comfort level concerning your safety in the operating room, and finally your personal goals.
Breast augmentation surgery and lower body lift can be combined safely with excellent results. Performing the breast augmentation before or after the body lift should not affect the outcome of either surgery. If you do decide to perform each separately, I recommend improving the area that concerns you the most first.
Best of luck!
Breast aug not likely to significantly prolong surgery . . .
Discuss with your surgeon
Im my hands I couple the two procedures, one long anesthesia is safer than two, It is more cost effective and you will not have to face two post op recuperations.
Body lift and breast augmentation. Is it a good combination?
Everything related to surgery is relative. Although the combination is doable, the safety of the procedure is based on how long it takes your surgeon to perform it. There are relevant studies that had demonstrated that prolonged surgery has increased risks of complications. This does not mean that you shouldn’t or couldn’t have the procedure done.
Wishing you the best with your journey
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