Should I wait to have Tummy Tuck , Breast Aug and Liposuction if I still would like to lose 15 to 20 lbs? (Photo)
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The Ideal Weight to Undergo 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.
In addition to 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 after 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. It is also suggested to wait at least 6 months after pregnancy to undergo a Mommy Makeover.
Should I wait to have Tummy Tuck , Breast Aug and Liposuction if I still would like to lose 15 to 20 lbs?
It would be best to be at your goal weight and also stable at that weight for 3 months prior to surgery.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
best of luck!
Weight loss after cosmetic surgery
In general, I like to have my patients reach their stable, goal weight prior to body contouring procedure. It would be best to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to be examined in-person. Your plastic surgeon will be able to tell you whether you are a good candidate for your stated procedures and guide you whether you should lose 20lbs before/after the surgery.
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