Above BB stomach protrudes. Will TT take care of this? Do I need to lose more? (Photo)
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Tummy tuck bulge
Will a Mommy Makeover help me? Do I need to lose more weight?
Thank you for your photos. 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.
Stable Weight is Advisable for a Mommy Makeover
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. 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.
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Above BB stomach protrudes. Will TT take care of this? Do I need to lose more?
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
Dr. Sheila Nazarian
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Thank you for your question.
It is difficult to say without a full assessment. Based on our goals, you may want to consider a Mommy Makeover with additional liposuction.
I'd recommend booking a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an assessment and to determine what your best options would be.
All the best.
Tummy tuck for abdominal bulge
Mommy Makeover choices
Fullness in abdomen
With your "bra rolls" the tummy tuck can assist very minimally in pulling that skin down, but you would see the best results with liposuction of that area. It is easy to add this procedure to a tummy tuck and the healing process is beneficial to do at once.
I strongly recommend seeking out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to schedule consultations with. Ensure you choose a couple to consult with then pick your favorite surgeon from the bunch who matches your personality, goals and aspirations. You also want them to be realistic with you, so you know what to expect from the surgery. I wish you the best of luck!
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