I would like a Mommy Makeover. Am I a good candidate for a mini tuck? Do I need implants or also a breast lift? (photos)
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I would like a Mommy Makeover. Am I a good candidate for a mini tuck?
Thank you for your questions, Evaluation on your photos you will need full tummy tuck procedure and breastlift plus Implants.
There is almost never a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck.
I would like a Mommy Makeover. Am I a good candidate for a mini tuck? Do I need implants or also a breast lift?
In my opinion, the mini tummy tuck is an operation that produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation. For example, the area of skin excised is quite small. The abdominal wall musculature is addressed below the umbilicus leaving the upper number wall potentially lax. The appearance of the umbilicus is not necessarily addressed sufficiently.
For the vast majority of patients who have had pregnancies and/or weight loss a full abdominoplasty is necessary to achieve the desired results.
In regards to your breast surgery, breast lifting as well as breast implants (if you want larger size) will be indicated. Ultimately, careful communication of your goals (in my practice I prefer the use of goal pictures, direct examination/communication in front of a full-length mirror, in bra sizers, and computer imaging) as well as careful measurements (dimensional planning) will be critical.
When the time is right, seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients achieve the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. You may find the attached link and video, dedicated to tummy tuck surgery concerns, helpful to you as you learn more. Best wishes.
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