I am 7 days post op from a full tt and ba, I know its very early. I am unhappy with my tt rezults so far. It seems like evrything I aked the ps to do, he did the opposite. High scar, big boobs and a uffin top I asked him today abiut and he replies if im unhappy with it, then to get smart lipo? If I get lipo, wont that leave loose skin?
Muffin Top Post Op with No Lipo? (photo)
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A dog ear after the abdominoplasty part of a mommy makeover will require another surgical procedure.
Dogears do not disappear with resolution of swelling. The picture demonstrates what appears to be excess skin laterally although it's a bit early to make a pronouncement. It is due to swelling it will go away with time. If it is a dog ear. It will require a surgical revision.
Tummy Tuck Revision
It’s early in the post-operative course and you’re still extremely swollen. Despite this swelling, it’s obvious from your pictures that you have several areas of concern that will probably require additional treatment. These include a high incision, redundant tissue extending posteriorly into your flank region and residual fat including your lower abdominal skin flaps.
It’s highly probable, that these issues will require revisional surgery at some point in time. Although the resolution of swelling may help, it probably won’t be enough to avoid secondary surgery. In this particular case, efforts to lower the incision would be appropriate. This could be combined with extension of the incision to correct the flank roll. In addition liposuction of the abdomen could thin the abdominal flap as well. It’s important that revisional surgery not be undertaken for at least six months. This allows adequate time for swelling to resolve and the situation to stabilize.
It’s important to maintain close contact with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your concerns. If you’re dissatisfied with your surgeon’s response, it may be appropriate to get a second opinion.
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Wait to discuss your results
Too early to tell
thanks for your ? and pic. I agree that your incision appears high and the contour is not yet ideal laterally. Without a preop view however it is hard to be too judgmental. Sometimes as the swelling subsides, this will improve. If the skin elasticity is poor it is oftentimes hard to get as smooth and tight a contour as we want. Most of the time we combine liposuction with the TT at the initial procedure. If there is a lot of skin excess and poor elasticity then we will resect skin posteriorly. Once you are closer to 6 months out it will be easier to tell where you stand. Best of luck!
Anxiety about early result after an abdominoplasty - high scar and muffin top
Early anxiety after any cosmetic surgical procedure is understandable as you had a level of expectation and this was not met. Please give it more time to settle down and express your concerns to your plastic surgeon in a very non confrontational manner. If you have concerns once you reach the 6 month period then discuss revision of the scar. From my personal stand point the scar does look a bit high but hindsight is 20/20.
Very early after your procedure
Understandably you are worried and concerned but it is very hard to know how things settle over the next 2 to 6 months. At 6 weeks most of the swelling in the breast should resolve and at 12 weeks in the abdomen. It takes 6 months to a year for the final result to show. Follow up closely with your surgeon and if revision is needed make sure you discuss his policy with him.
Muffin Top After Tummy Tuck
At 7 days you are very swollen, belly and breasts alike. The scar on the tummy tuck may appear too high now but may change in appearance as swelling goes down. The breasts will definitely decreased in size as swelling goes down. If after 6 months to a year, the scar on the tummy tuck is not to your liking, discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
You are only 7 days after surgery, the swelling will come down in 6-12 weeks.
The abdominoplasty incision is way too high and will require revision , if there is enough skin laxity to pull it down. Only time will tell. Noticed the drains are not dressed , the drains require care follow your plastic surgeon advise on that.
Mommy makeover, muffin top, high scar
It is VERY important for you to remember that you are only 7 days after your surgery. This is extremely early to be considering any other procedures until you are about 6 months to a year. You need to be patient.
It is amazing how things settle over time. If you are still dissatisfied over many months, then your plastic surgeon can discuss your options.
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