PATIENT BACKGROUND: This striking 30-year-old female interested in a Mommy Makeover and consulted Dr. Mariotti in his Concord office. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. Following her 3 pregnancies, she has been unable to get rid of the loose skin and fullness of her mid and lower abdomen. She also wishes to have a breast lift and augmentation to achieve more upper pole fullness. She doesn’t want to be a lot larger, just wants to regain some of the upper fullness she lost with pregnancies and breast-feeding.
DR. MARIOTTI’S IMPRESSION: This young mother is a great candidate for breast and body contouring surgery otherwise known as a Mommy Makeover. A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, would allow me to remove all the skin between the pubic hairline and the belly button. This along with tightening of the abdominal muscles, which have been stretched with pregnancy and pulling the upper abdominal skin down tight will give her a nice, flat tummy. I’ll also perform liposuction of the upper outer hips and flanks to further refine her new, more feminine figure. Also, I recommended a breast lift in addition to an augmentation. An augmentation alone, in her case, would give her poor results. The lift is what would give her tighter, perkier breasts, while the implants are what would give her the upper pole fullness and increased volume. We talked about the differences between saline and silicone gel implants and recommended that the implants be placed under the muscle in this case.
FOLLOW UP/OUTCOME: 5 days post op and she is healing well. She has been doing her implant displacement exercises as advised and has taken minimal pain medication! At 5 weeks she looks absolutely fantastic. Her breast size has increased from a C to a full D cup and her abdomen looks great. 3 months on and she really couldn’t look any better than she does now. Wow. Just look at the photos!
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Surgeon: Dr. Mariotti