I'm 5/7 250 lbs 43 years and would like a tummy tuck and breast left. (photo)

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Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift

Without photos of your breast and abdomen, it is difficult to discern which procedures would be best for you.  Recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in these procedures.  He/she can answer your initial questions via email and then follow up with an in-office visit. All the best!

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Tummy Tuck - Finding A Surgeon?

Thank you for your question. Finding the proper surgeon is critical to the success of your tummy tuck. You need to find a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specializes in body contouring procedures. The ASPS website will provide a list of properly trained surgeons in your area. You should go on several consultations and see who you like best. Ask to see a lot of before and after pictures of their work. Hope this helps.

Steven J. Rottman, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

Find the right surgeon and let your surgeon help you decide which treatment is best for you

Far more important than the technique is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. Choose your surgeon rather than the technique and let them explain why one technique may be better than another.  See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for a consult.

Let your surgeon decide with you about if it is safe or not for you to undergo surgery. 

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL

I appreciate your question.

I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery and who is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery.  You can call their offices in advance and ask for quotes prior to scheduling consultations.

For health and safety reasons, best to be at a BMI less than 30 or within 10 pounds of your goal weight and stable at that weight for 6 months prior to surgery for optimal results.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 91 reviews


Thank you for your question and the photo. I would recommend you a full tummy tuck with lipo in all areas needed and a breastlift(with or without implants). Best of luck

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

How to Seek a Surgeon for a Mommy Makeover

The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to restore a woman’s body to look as is it did 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.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

Looking for a Good Mommy Makeover Surgeon

Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have directories on their websites for board certified plastic surgeons listed by zip code. View before and after pictures on the surgeons website and read online reviews. Have 2 or 3 consultations and choose who you feel most comfortable with, make sure your surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Lowering your BMI before a Tummy Tuck

When evaluating a patient for a tummy tuck procedure, most plastic surgeons require that a patient's BMI (Body Mass Index) is below 30, and more ideally, below 25.   With your height of 5'7" and weight of 250 lbs, your BMI is 39.2.   (Weighing 190 lbs would get you at a BMI of 29.75, and 160 lbs would get you at a BMI of 25.05.)  I would advise that you start searching for a plastic surgeon now, and go to two or even three consults, so that you can learn about the procedures, the recovery and the results (which should motivate you to lose weight).     Also, consult with a physician who specializes in weight loss, and get on a weight loss plan.   You will obtain a significantly better result if you were to get your BMI at least below 30.   And your risk of complications will significantly decrease.    

Best Wishes!

Cecilia Franco-Webb, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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