Is there a benefit to waiting past 6 months to having a Tummy Tuck and/or Breast Augmentation revision?

Results keep is loser...more fat on places I didn't have before, etc.

Doctor Answers 9

6 months for revision?

Yes.  It is best to wait at least 6 months before any revision to the abdomen or breasts.  This allows for complete resolution of the swelling and optimized the chances for successful correction of the problem.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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When to Consider a Revision

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Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Timing of a revision after mommy makeover.

The longer you wait for a revision the greater the resolution of the inflammation. This makes the operation easier in the result more predictable.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Wait till the inflammation goes down

You will see about 90% of your overall results within 6 months, but it may take a year for all of the inflammation to go down around the breast.  If you operate too soon, you have a higher chance of bleeding and causing more chance of capsular contracture.  You will have even less chance of other problems needing revision if you wait a year.  But a consultation to go over your expectations with a board certified plastic surgeon, preferably one that is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery would be the place to start.

Dan Mills, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Timing of revisions-mommy makeover

Usually by 6 months the swelling has gone and the changing has stopped. It could continue to change up to 1 year (or 2) but not drastically. Certainly discuss your concerns with your surgeon to figure out what timing is best for you.

Ellen A. Janetzke, MD
Bloomfield Hills Plastic Surgeon
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The benefits from waiting for a revision on the tummy tuck and the breast are many, the swelling go away, so you can have a better idea about the final results, the scar tissue gets softer so it is easier for the surgeon to work with softer tissues, there will be a better blood supply to the areas for the revisions, it can give you time to follow a regular routine of exercise and a healthy life style that can help you to improve the results.

Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question but as you have noted yourself results keep changing so by 6 months you should see the final result

Dr Cor

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Is there a benefit to waiting past 6 months to having a Tummy Tuck and/or Breast Augmentation revision?

Before undergoing a revision, you want to make sure that you have fully healed from the first surgery. Typically, 6-12 months is necessary for all the swelling to resolve after a tummy tuck so if you do need a revision, I would wait until you see your final shape so you can get the best possible result with a revision. Good luck!

Farah Naz Khan, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Revision after cosmetic surgery

In general, it is recommend to wait at least 6 months and potentially 1 year after a cosmetic procedure prior to considering any revisions; swelling will continue to decrease and tissue continues to soften, such that early issues frequently work themselves out without the need for any intervention.  Of course, if complications occur, it may by advisable or necessary to intervene early after any type of cosmetic surgery.

Mark A. Deuber, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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