Is it best to do Mommy makeover or do individual surgeries? Want Tummy Tuck without muscle repair & Breast Lift. (photos)
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Multiple Procedures Such as In a Mommy Makeover
It's difficult to suggest without a in-person one-on-one consultation. 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.
#Combined operations are often performed with our #Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with a #MommyMakeover. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your physician and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also, combining these #procedures may decrease anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.
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.
Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
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One or individual surgeries?
Is it best to do Mommy makeover or do individual surgeries? Want Tummy Tuck without muscle repair & Breast Lift.
It is best to evaluate each patient's suitability for combination surgery on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the SAFETY of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance. Plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, duration of surgery, surgery facility all important considerations. Your best bet: choose your plastic surgeon very carefully; everything else including good judgment/advice/planning, anesthesia provider and safe surgery facility will follow. Best wishes.
Two operations or one for a mommy make-over
You are wise to plan your surgery carefully. Your surgeon and you will decide the details but my comments -
- Often combining a tummy tuck and breast lift make sense - I'm not sure it does for you.
- Your health issues are a good reason to separate them -
- Given your asthma, you should have clearance by a pulmonologist before surgery.
- At surgery - your tummy muscle tightening should not increase your airway resistance - the surgeon should loosen the muscle sutures if it does
- I would start with the breast lift - surgery and recovery are easier than for a tummy tuck.
- If you are able to lose weight before surgery, it will make surgery safer for you and your recovery easier.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.