I would like to know if I am a good candidate for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation? (Photo)
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Candidate for a tummy tuck and breast augmentation?
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do based on two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Tummy Tuck and Breast Enhancement
Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
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.
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. In addition to a one-on-one consultations with a board certified Plastic Surgeon, patients always need to be seen by their primary care doctor prior to such procedures. We screen every patient and their medical records for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures. MWL (massive weight loss patients of 75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even afte 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity.
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The right candidate for a mommy makeover
Excellent candidate for mommy makeover.
Mommy make over planning
- Your photos suggest you are a good candidate for a mommy make-over
- It seems likely you will need a standard tummy tuck - because of excess skin and loose muscle.
- A face-to-face exam is needed to be sure.
- A breast lift can be done at the same time, with or without augmentation.
- If you can lose weight in advance, excellent. In an ideal world you would be under 120 - but if that is too much to ask, then lose as much as you can. It will improve your result. Best wishes.
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation and tummy tuck?
Great candidate for these:
Tummy tuck and liposuction to the waist, upper and lower back with fat grafting in to buttocks. In regards to your breast, an anchor incision breast lift will be ideal to enhance your breast. Implants can be a great option for you.
Augmentation and breast lift and abdominoplasty
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