Had a tummy tuck 8/30/16. How long should I wait between surgeries, if I'm considering saline breast implants surgery? (Photo)
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I would encourage you to wait at least 3 months
For my patients, I would encourage you to wait at least 3 months after a tummy tuck. This will give your body enough time to get the good majority of the healing done from that procedure. You are still swollen significantly from your tummy tuck and if you are trying to pick the ideal size for your implants, this will best be done when the full results of your tummy tuck are revealed as the swelling subsides. Best of luck!
How long to wait between surgeries?
Thank you for your question. The time between surgeries will depend on the healing. If you heal quickly you could have the breast surgery done in as little as 6 weeks. If you take a bit longer to heal from your tummy tuck then you should probably wait from 3 to 6 months. Make sure you follow your surgeon instructions for a good recovery and get his clearance for the next surgery. An in person cnsultation will be the best way to determine the right size of implants for your breasts. Photos of ideal breasts and results from patients with similar breasts are often very helpful in the discussion. It's key to work with a board certified surgeon that you trust! Best of luck!
Staged mommy makeover
Thank you for your question. As long as you heal well from your surgery, you may consider the next procedure at least 3 months later. As far as the implants go, get the opportunity to try on different implant sizers to get a better idea of the look that you want. Good luck.
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Congratulations on your recent surgery! You can safely have your next surgery anywhere from 6-12 weeks after your tummy tuck as long as you are well healed.
Discuss your implant choice and outcome desires with your surgeon. The person in the photo is 5'8" and you list yourself as 5'0" tall. Implant size needs to be selected based on height and weight, current breast size, and desired outcome. So to get the same look as the woman in the photo, you will most likely need a smaller implant. Also, you might need a lift but this is difficult to tell from your pictures. Your surgeon will know how to best advise you.
Tummy tuck - when to have saline implants
Thank you for asking about your breast implants.
- Usually one wants to wait 3 months after a tummy tuck befoer having more done.
- You can have it done as early as six weeks if you are fully recovered.
- You will need a personal examination to help guide your choice of implants -
- It is hard to tell from the photos if a crescent lift will correct your nipple position nicely.
- As for the implant, for most women your size, a 375 implant would be very large - but every woman is different in her shape, tissues, measurements and the look she wants,
- The attached video will guide you in choosing the right implant.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
When to Have Breast Augmentation After Tummy Tuck
Thank you for your question. I would recommend waiting at least 3 months before having another procedure. This would allow you to heal from your tummy tuck before undergoing breast surgery. The longer you wait, the more complete your healing will be from the first procedure. I recommend discussing your implant size with your board-certified plastic surgeon to make sure he/she can achieve the look you want with the best treatment outcomes.
Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you wait 6 months between procedures. This will allow your body adequate time to heal and recover.
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!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Had a tummy tuck 8/30/16. How long should I wait between surgeries, if I'm considering saline breast implants surgery?
In general, 2 to 3 months is adequate time for you to have properly healed from her tummy tuck. It also allows time between having general anesthesia to quickly and increasing your risk for complications. The only person's opinion that matters most, is the surgeon who is going to operate on you.
Thank you for your photos and the question. It is best to wait 6 months post op before having another surgery done. Best of luck
Time between procedures
Congratulations on your tummy tuck. As long as your recovery goes smoothly you should be able to consider breast augmentation in about 3 months. Your surgeon can help you decide which implant size would be best for you based on your surgical goals and your breast width. Best wishes!
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