Advice needed, Mummy Makeover. (photos)
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Mummy makeover - what do I need?
Firstly congrats on the weight loss, and thanks for a good question.
A mummy makeover will be a combination of breast and abdominal surgery to restore/reconstruct the body post weight loss and pregnancy.in your case the tummy will need a tummy tuck, and in the photos your are addressing the excess skin over the flanks so to correct this an extended abdominoplasty will be needed. From behind there is descent of the thigh and buttock and a lower body lift will address these areas as well. the decision as to which procedure will be yours, and is easily demonstrated and explained at a consultation.
the breast surgery will depend on your desired cup size, and will likely need an implant on both sides, and i suspect a lift on one side only to correct the difference in the nipple height. Again this will all depend on the examination, and your desires result.The two procedures being abdominal and breast can be combined and performed at the same time, and really it beams a case of tailoring the procedure to meet your needs and expectations.
i hope that is of some help - and all the best
Firstly well done on your weight loss. This can be very challenging but you seem to have achieved a good body weight.
You are very difficult to assess from your photos, but let me give at a shot.
Firstly your breasts:
You appear to have some degree of asymmetry to your breasts, with some ptosis on the left side. Pic one appears to be a selfie and pics 3 and 5 shots in the mirror, so I think i have got the side right!!! This needs further physical assessment, but it is possibly you will need a lift on the left side, depending on the outcome you are trying to achieve.
Secondly your Abdomen/Trunk
Really you can go either way with either a tummy tuck or a body lift. There is not really a good buttock pic, but pic 2 and 5 indicates a fair amount of lateral skin and pic 7 shows what appears to be some buttock ptosis. So I think you would do fine with a tummy tuck but probably better with a body lift. Again, an examination and further discussion of your aims is required.
This depends a bit on which way you go with abdominoplasty or body lift. Either way you certainly would benefit from liposuction to your lateral thigh, the other areas are likely to be excised in my view.
As to whether this could all be done at once. Surgeons will vary (as with everything) on this point. My view is to try and do as much in the one operation as possible up to about 7 hours, so this would probably be feasible.
Costs are impossible to estimate given the wide variety of options presented, as I am sure you would understand.
I would be happy to see you in our Melbourne office if you like, otherwise there are many surgeons in Sydney who perform this work.
Tummy tuck or body lift?
- You have done really well to lose your weight!
- You definitely need a tummy tuck - and with that an some liposuction should have a flat stomach.
- It doesn't look as though you need a back lift - an exam is needed.to be sure.
- You don't seem to need a breast lift.
- A tummy tuck, flank liposuction and a breast augmentation can definitely be done at one time.
- Doing your side and back together really depends on your surgeon and does increase your risk of complications to some decree.
- The cost varies from country to country - the best approach is to call a plastic surgeon's office in Sydney and ask the estimated total cost for a tummy tuck, three areas of liposuction and breast enlargement -
- If they won't give you a rough estimate, you will need an consultation.
- Here in the USA all costs included with gel implants, the average cost is probably $17,000.
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You are a great candidate for a full abdominoplasty, liposuction of your flanks/muffin tops and breast augmentation. Breast lift is most likely not necessary since you want to be on the larger size. Thigh liposuction can also be done in the same setting. Cost of the operation will vary depending on your location. Recommend an evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon.
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You should be able to get a flat stomach with a full tummy tuck, but a body lift will also help with thigh & buttock shape. The addition of the liposuction + breast lift+/- implants is all achievable in one operation. Cost estimates depend on lots of variables, and should only be offered after a full assessment & plan.
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