I'm very interested in a mommy makeover. What are the latest advances & potential risks, since I had previous cesarians? (Photo)
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TT and lift
Mommy Makeover with Augmentation Mastopexy
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.
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.
Your procedures should always 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.
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I'm very interested in a mommy makeover. What are the latest advances & potential risks, since I had previous cesarians?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
looking at your photos, I think you are a great candidate for a "mommy makeover". You do not have an excess of fatty tissue, and you appear to have abdominal wall laxity that would benefit greatly from an abdominoplasty with an "internal corset" as well as liposuction.
Your breast are also well suited for a breast lift- either with or without an implant. Because a large majority of your breast tissue is already above the fold of your breast, you would not experience a great decrease in size by not using an implant. An implant however would give you more upper pole fullness in your breast than is otherwise obtainable with a lift alone.
I hope this helps.
Latest advancements in TT and breast lift techniques
TT- your C-section incision will not be an issue as it can be included in the removal of excess skin and tissue. From your photos, it appears that in addition to muscle plication, you will also benefit from abdominal wall repair with mesh. Pregnancy has a tendency to damage the integrity of your abdominal wall where simple muscle plication may not be enough. The mesh acts as an internal girdle that simply reinforces your existing tissues to ensure long term results. Lateral plications also help in 'pulling in' waistline, improving overall shape.
Breast lift- the latest advancement in the rejuvenation of the female breast is The Horndeski Method (TM). This technique reshapes, repositions and anchors the female breast to the underlying chest muscles for long term results, minimal scars and no need for breast implants. The vertical incision is no longer used in this method as it has proven to be detremental in producing long term results.
I hope this helps.
Gary Horndeski M.D.
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