Am I a good Tummy Tuck candidate? (Photo)
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Tummy Tuck After Weight Loss
What To Do After Significant Weight Loss
Unfortunately, you don't lose skin when you lose weight, so you are an excellent candidate for a tummy tuck. I would also recommend liposuction of your love handles and bra line at the same time to further contour your figure. These procedures do not put you at risk for having children, but your results may change from pregnancy. My patients have rarely needed a second tummy tuck after having children, but you need to remember that the possibility is there.
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You appear to be a good candidate for an abdominoplasty. You have a lot of extra skin that won't go away with diet and exercise. I agree, if you are not having children right away, you would benefit from having the procedure first. This would not put you or your fetus at risk, but having children after an abdominoplasty may affect your results, and some people choose to have a revision after children.
Go visit a few ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons that perform them all the time. Choose a surgeon that does the most modern, least risk tummy tuck with progressive tension sutures and without the use of drains.
Best of luck!
Tummy Tuck after Weight Loss
The key is to be at a stable weight prior to your procedure. As far as pregnancy goes, a tummy tuck does not interfere with that, but you will end up stretching the skin and may alter your result.
Hope that helps.
Am I a good Tummy Tuck candidate?
Generally speaking, the “ideal” patient for tummy tuck surgery is one who has completed pregnancies, is psycho socially/emotionally/financially stable, has an excellent social support system surrounding him/her, is capable of arranging enough recovery time, does not smoke and who has reached a long-term stable weight.
Although safe pregnancy after tummy tuck surgery is possible, pregnancy after tummy tuck surgery may cause CHANGES that MAY require further surgery to correct. Ultimately, especially in situations like yours, timing of tummy tuck surgery will be a very personal decision that can only made after careful consideration of pros and cons associated with each option.
When the time is right, seek consultation with well experienced board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. It will be important to educate yourself about the potential risks/complications associated with surgery and have a good idea of realistic expectations. I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.
TT and circumferetial liposuction
You should consult an experienced board certified plastic surgeon in your area for detailed clinical evaluation and discuss your options. Good luck.
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Tummy tuck after weight loss
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