I'm planning on having a full tummy tuck and breast augmentation, is the desired outcome a realistic expectation? (photos)
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Again, based on your photo, a breast augmentation alone will not give you the result that you are looking for in your wish photo. As almost every other surgeon here has stated, you will need a lift in addition to an implant to achieve an aesthetic breast shape. Having just a breast augmentation will leave you with either a breast that sits very low on your chest wall without upper fullness, or an implant that is located higher up, with the breast tissue hanging off the bottom of the implant. Either result will not remotely look like your wish photo.
You should consult with several plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to get a thorough understanding of the benefits and limitations of the various treatment options that may be considering so that you do ultimately end up with a result that approaches your expectations.
Expectations of a Full Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation
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.The best method and #technique for your #procedures will be discussed in greater length during your one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Your surgery should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience with the procedures you are seeking. For instance, a plastic surgeon who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery is suitable to perform your #BreastAugmentation. Aside from checking #board-certification, 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.
Mommy Makeover - tummy tuck and breast surgery
With a mommy makeover, it will be your breasts and body, improved. No one can promise you the look of a photo of someone else.
Yes, a lift might be necessary.
To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
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Based on your photos you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck & breast augmentation/lift. To obtain fullness in the breast a implant may be necessary. An examination with a board certified plastic surgeon is needed to go over your options. Best of luck.
Breast lift and tummy tuck - is the wish look possible?
- Your plan seems a very good one.
- Your photo suggests that you need a breast lift -
- That said, one can't be sure without an examination.
- The 'wish look' model has definitely had a some kind of breast lift, the skin is puckered around the areolae.
- Your stomach probably can look similar to the model's -
- It is smart to be your final weight before surgery - the thinner women get the best results.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Find the right surgeon
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!
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for you!
I have also attached a video for a possible Mommy Makeover Candidate.
Realistic expectations for mommy makeover
Breast implants and full Tummy Tuck.
Remember that a face to face exam is necessary to give the best advice.
Regards and best wishes,
Jon A Perlman MD FACS
Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Extreme Makeover Surgeon ABC TV
Beverly Hills, Ca
Results from surgery
A visit with a Board Certified plastic surgeon is an excellent place to start to get questions answered that are specific to your situation. After an examination, a surgeon is better able to assess and give you an opinion on what you can expect from surgery. As far as losing weight, the closer you can get to your ideal weight, the better for you and your results.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.