What is likely and most efficient procedure for a firmer stomach and breast lift? (photos)
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Mommy Makeover Candidate?
It appears as though you could benefit from a #tummytuck to tighten your abdominal muscles and give you a flat stomach. You don't appear to need much of a #breastlift and so your vertical scar would be small. That being said, it is hard to tell from photos alone.
Please book an in-person consultation with a #boardcertified plastic surgeon to determine the best procedures for your specific situation.
Your multiple questions.
With respect to your question about a breast lift, it looks like your nipple-areolar complexes are well above the inframammary fold, so any lift you require might be done with a relatively small scar. Regarding replacement of the implants, many last well past 10 years. They can certainly fail, since they are mechanical devices and subject to wear, but they may last a long time. What you do regarding your abdomen depends on how much operation you are willing to accept. No question, the surgeon has more control and can give you a tighter abdomen with a full operation. It is technically quite a bit more difficult to correct even a small diastasis above the navel without a lot of tissue mobilization as in a full abdominoplasty. Sometimes and "investment" in a bigger operation can make a huge difference in your long term satisfaction. The scar should be quite low under any circumstances. I hope your experience is very good, as you appear to physically be a very good candidate.
Candidate for a MM
Fortunately, there are many treatments available to correct or improve these common post-pregnancy changes. Many of these procedures are non-surgical or relatively simple outpatient surgeries. Some treatments are possible because of new technology such as lasers and liposuction developed in just the last few years. These surgeries are commonly known as the “mommy makeover”.
Far more important than deciding if a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover is for you is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. Choose your surgeon rather than the technique and let him explain why one technique may be better than another and if you need a tummy tuck. Many board certified plastic surgeons provide a free first time consult and you should take advantage of that!
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Mommy make-over - what should be done?
- You look excellent for having had two children! Good work.
- Your photos strongly suggest that a mini-tuck will not give you the improvement you need.
- You may benefit from a designer tuck - muscle repair with limited skin resection.
- Once your diastasis is correction, you may much more excess skin than it appears now.
- If you are happy with your implants and breast size, and your breasts are soft with no capsular contracture, a lift alone can be done.
- Based on the photo, a vertical scar will give you the best result but an exam is needed to know for sure.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Mommy Makeover - Candidate?
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