I want Breast implants, but unsure if a lift would be needed as well. Would I be a candidate for Tummy tuck and flanking?(photo)
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Breast implants versus a lift with a mommy makeover
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Without being able to view the image very well, you could be a candidate for tummy tuck, including factors like excess abdominal skin which may sag, a disproportionate or protruding abdomen, weakened or separated abdominal muscles, excess fat concentrated in the abdomen. Other tummy tuck patients may recently have lost a lot of weight and need to have excess skin and tissue removed. Many women choose to have an abdominoplasty following pregnancy. Older patients may be candidates for a tummy tuck due to reduced skin elasticity, family traits, age, immobility. Your best bet would be to take all of your information to a local surgeon for a consultation and determine which procedures would be best for you. Good luck.
Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
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Based on the pictures, you would likely need a lift in addition to the breast implants, as your areola is below your breast fold and should be positioned higher. It's a bit difficult based on the picture provided to make any recommendations on the tummy. I recommend consulting with a plastic surgeon who will be able to come up with a great plan after examining you and discussing your goals. Best of luck!
I want Breast implants, but unsure if a lift would be needed as well. Would I be a candidate for Tummy tuck and flanking?(
Based on your photos but without an examination, you appear to be a good candidate for a full tummy tuck and liposuction of selective areas. It is difficult to tell whether in fact you are a good candidate for those procedures without a physical examination and complete medical history. It would depend on your anatomical findings, motivation, realistic expectations, and whether you are finished having children.
The best long term cosmetic results with the least likelihood of potential complications are achieved in patients who weigh within 10 pounds of their ideal weight.
If a member of my family underwent these procedures, they would be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. If you are serious about undergoing these procedures, you should have a thorough consultation with a plastic surgeon having those credentials, who will fully explain what is entailed in the procedures, including both the positives and potential problems. You should be complimented on the fact that you are seeking valid information before jumping into any procedure.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Breast implants - with or without a lift?
- Yes, from your photos you would probably need a breast lift
- Your breasts have not only lost volume but they have drooped - an implant is unlikely to look pretty without the lift.
- And yes, your photos suggest that you would also be a candidate for a tummy tuck with liposuction.
- These can be done together in most cases -
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast implants and tummy tuck
Based on your photos it appears you would be a candidate for implants with a lift and a tummy tuck. Some liposuction of the flank area will also give more contour to that area. If you choose to have implants without the lift you may be unhappy with your results as the level of the nipple will not be raised very much without the lift.
A good starting point would be a consultation with a Board Certified plastic surgeon in your area. She can evaluate you for the procedures you are interested in as well as explain the risks and benefits.
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