Wanting tummy tuck & silicone implants 350-400cc. Surgeon suggest full anchor lift I wish for benelli? No lift possible? (photo)
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Mommy Makeover with Augmentation Mastopexy
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. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others. The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.
#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. Now, the intentional result of a Breast Lift (#Mastopexy) is to improve the shape and position of the breast without reducing their size. It is used especially for breasts which sag or droop (#ptosis) as a result of aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. However, many women report more satisfaction if an implant is used at the time of #mastopexy. The implants further shape their breasts, restoring superior fullness or volume which may be decreased over time.
In regards to implants alone, this is usually said to be mistake by patients reflecting back at the decision. Most breasts will look larger and more droopy with solely implants. They will sag more and sooner, due to the sudden and excess weight. At times it's possible for a “Snoopy” breast or double bubble to develop as a result.
Always talk to a Plastic Surgeon to discuss your issues and concerns. Information that you read online may not apply to your situation. Make sure your surgeon is boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
Tummy tuck, Augment, ?periareolar mastopexy
Lift probably not necessary
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BA or Breast Lift
Thank you for your question and photos. Some people can go with or without a lift depending on their specific measurements and on their aesthetic goals. If you feel that implants without a lift would better meet your expectations, it may be worth meeting with another Plastic Surgeon to explore that option.
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In my opinion a Benelli mastopexy sounds great because of the minimal scars but is not likely to give you a perky breast and will not shift the weight of the breast up the way you want. I think that an anchor may be required if you do not have an augmentation....perhaps not even then...but a consultation would be required to tell for sure. If you have an augmentation done at the same time it is very unlikely that you would need an anchor. A vertical (or lollipop) lift is likely to be the best choice.
Dr Rodger Shortt
Oakville Plastic Surgeon
Assistant Clinical Professor &
Director of Cosmetic Surgery Training,
Benelli not best. Love the lollipop!
I hope this helps!
Dr. Robert Shenker MD FRCSC
Mommy make-over - can't I have a Benelli lift?
- In the photo, you nipples seem below the natural crease -
- If they are, you would need a vertical or anchor lift.
- (The vertical lift has little or no crease scar.).
- A Benelli lift either provides little lift or flattens the breast.
- A vertical lift is a compromise between the anchor and the Benelli.
- If the photo is misleading and your nipples are clearly above the crease, an implant alone should be fine.
- Since you aren't sure about the rigid advice of your surgeon, consider a second opinion.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Mommy Makeover - Need A Lift?
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