Feeling beautiful and having a body that makes you feel feminine and confident: that’s my passion for every woman. Every woman deserves to be her best self. This woman’s body makeover was achieved in two stages. While it can be safe to have longer procedures, particularly for younger women, shorter surgeries mean less stress to the body and potentially easier recovery. Everyone wants to have a beautiful result; a predictable recovery is equally important. Predictability means recovering within an expected time period, returning to your daily activities and work. Focusing on one part of the body and limiting the time of the procedure can really make a difference in not having an overwhelming recovery.
This is a 65-year-old working woman who wanted to reshape her breasts and restore the feminine shape of her tummy and waist. Her first procedure was a Breast lift and augmentation (Augmentation Mastopexy) to lift and reshape her breasts. Before she was wearing a 38DDD and after a 36DD bra. The flatness of the upper part of the breast was made rounder with a silicone implant (275cc moderate profile round new generation silicone implant. The implants were placed above the muscle in a subfascial position. The breasts were simultaneously reduced with both liposuction and excision of breast tissue. Fatty tissue under the arm was also reduced with liposuction to reduce the width of the breast. Together 1175gm (three pounds) of fatty tissue was removed in addition to excision of the hanging breast (168gm). The total time for his breast makeover was 3.5hr. While she recovered easily and resumed her daily activities within days, she told me she did not feel fully recovered for 3 months.
The second stage, 4 months later, was an extended tummy tuck and circumferential liposuction (Tummy tuck 360). This procedure removed fatty tissue with liposuction from the waist and lower back and tummy. The excess tummy skin and fatty tissue was re-draped and removed. She had an old scar from a gallbladder operation in the upper right quadrant that was corrected with the tummy tuck procedure. You can see on the gray box at right how much skin is removed. The pink dotted area is the skin removed. The yellow dotted lines show how the scar moves lower as the skin is re-draped. A total of 2920 gm (7 lb) of fatty tissue was removed. After the second stage procedure she returned to work after two weeks as expected.
Her photos are before and 5 months after her second procedure. Her weight has decreased 10lbs (from 140 to 130 lb). She is extremely satisfied.
To learn more about a complete body makeover, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim by calling our office.