Ok long story short, 5'6, 170 lbs, mother of 4, wife to deployed soldier, since Jan 2011 , 2 chosen, 2 not. One of the chosen was gastric bypass in Jan. I have recently posted a question about breast size for a lift and augmentation which I went through with and am still on the fence with it. I would love to have my inner thighs, tummy and arms done but am unsure of the timeline to have it and the price. Also being in a small town the docs that looks good on paper could be gouging to the pocket.
How Long After Gastric Bypass Are Plastic Surgery Improvements an Option? (photo)
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Timing of Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss
The highest rates of patient satisfaction and the lowest revision rates with body contouring surgery occur when the procedures are performed well after the weight loss has stabilized. In my own practice, I like to know that the patient has been steady at her current weight for at least 3-6 months before surgical intervention (depending on the procedures desired and planned).
The photos you posted of your breast outcome appear to have been taken very soon after surgery and you should be encouraged that this outcome will improve over time as swelling subsides, scars fade, and the shape of the breasts evolves...
With regard to your comment on the services of surgeons with the best reputations costing more, it is important for you to understand that this has always been, and will always be, the case with educated professionals.
The best accountants, architects, artists, lawyers, and yes- plastic surgeons, are going to charge a bit more for their services. In the end (that is, when you look in the mirror for the rest of your life), you will be happy you paid a bit more for the best outcome and the highest level of safety provided by those at the top of their field.