Am I ready for my mommy makeover?
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Ready for the Mommy Makeover, or should I lose more weight?
Thank you for your photos. Congratulations on your weight loss. Most Board Certified Plastic Surgeons would like their patients to be about their goal weight before surgery. One would rather not operate on someone, have them lose 100 lbs., and then have to do that operation again. There is a significant increase in complications in heavier patients. This includes a very high increase in the wounds, (that will be on tension in a Mommy Makeover), falling apart. Each Plastic Surgeon has their own "window" where they feel comfortable enough operating. Talk to your Plastic Surgeon. Together you will make a safe plan.
Mommy Makeover Candidate & Ideal Weight
It's difficult to suggest without a in-person one-on-one consultation. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked 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.
#Combined operations are often performed with our #Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with a #MommyMakeover. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your physician and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also, combining these #procedures may decrease anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.
In addition to a one-on-one consultations with a board certified Plastic Surgeon, patients always need to be seen by their primary care doctor prior to such procedures. We screen every patient and their medical records for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures. MWL (massive weight loss patients of 75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even after 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity
Your procedures should 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.
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It is wonderful you have a physician as a family member who can help you with your recovery and also help you with your search, but you also need to do your own checking in your surgeon. Is he/ she board certified ASPS and ASAPS member? Clear record with the state medical board)s) where he/ she has practiced? Did he graduate from a top medical school and train at a prestigious medical university? How many years of formal surgical training did he receive? Can he demonstrate excellent results with photographs of his work? Watch out for distorted belly buttons and / or visible scars around the belly button.
You could be ready for a mommy makeover surgery. But you need to be certain you have selected the best surgeon for you.
Am I ready for a mommy makeover?
Am I ready for my mommy makeover?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Mommy make over without seeing the surgeon first
- in an ideal world, you would lose the weight,
- we don't like in an ideal world,
- but do you need a tummy tuck or just liposuction?
- only an examination can tell,
- you are obese, and at higher risk of complications,
- you are travelling out of town for surgery,
- have the surgeon do the most important operation first, limit surgery to 6 hours maximum and consider giving you blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots.
- Be sure your surgeon is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
You are definitely ready.
An extended tummy tuck with liposuction to the waist, upper and lower back with fat grafting to the buttocks.
A breast reduction/lift will also be necessary, I don't believe that implants are needed how ever this will be determine on consultation. This will have to be in a second stage surgery, to prevent any complications.
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