What procedure is best for me: lipo or tummy tuck and how much weight must I lose before getting procedure? (photos)
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Good candidate for abdominoplasty if no further pregnancies are planned.
Mommy makeover options
You have several great options for improving the shape and appearance of your breasts and body. There is no doubt that a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction of the lower back would be great options for you. You will have to decide if you want to have the fat removed placed into your buttock as a Brazilian buttock lift and if you would like to have breast implants in addition to your breast lift.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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I believe that you're the ideal candidate for a tummy tuck with muscle repair, liposuction in the waist, upper and lower back with fat grafting in to buttocks.
A breast lift is definitely necessary and it would be beneficial and in combination with breast implants would also enhance your appearance.
Best body procedure- What combination is right
Based on what I see it seems that a combination of procedures would give the most dramatic contour change. A tummy tuck could be performed with or without liposuction, but if there is excess thickness toward the hips and in the love handle regions then liposuction can be a useful adjunct. Brazilian butt lift could also be performed in this setting.
Before deciding on any of these procedures it is important to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon. An in person exam is recommended to determine the amount of looseness to your skin and determine if you are a good candidate for these procedures.
Best of luck to you
Samir Shureih MD.FACS
Definately lose the weight first
About the Mommy Makeover & Ideal Weight for Surgery
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. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others. The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.
It is best to undergo #MommyMakeover procedures when your weight has been stable for at least one year. 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 afte 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.
Abdominoplasty After Children
When I see women in consultation after child bearing we do discuss both abdominoplasty and liposuction. In general most women have so much extra skin after babies that liposuction alone won't give them the correction they are looking for. In addition, a tummytuck provides the opportunity to tighten the abdominal muscles, which makes a huge difference in the outcome.
I encourage you to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area to discuss the options that will best meet your needs and goals.
The right candidate for a mommy makeover
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