Sutton L. Graham, II, M.D., FACS
I am a short 23 year old who has always been slender but in recent years I've picked up a lot of weight and my breast size has increased making me feel very uncomfortable and sore. People notice my breasts and its very annoying and uncomfortable for me as a women . Please advise me if I can go for any alternates other than surgery....
My best advice would be for you to discuss this issue with an experienced plastic surgeon in your local area. They can give you the options available.
Breast reduction is an excellent procedure in properly selected patients, and extremely popular.
I am looking to get breast implants how long before surgery should I begin consultation visits?
Your are wise for considering this in advance. The best recommendation I can make is to contact the offices which you are considering and ask them that question, because the times from consultation to surgery vary in different communities and at different times of the year.
You will have the opportunity to select your experienced plastic surgeon, and learn about options. You will have time to consider your options, and be recovered and healed well in advance of any future planned activities.
I have a double chin and need liposuction. I don't know who to go to, how about the Lifestyle Lift?
You mention a double chin and neck fullness. Your best approach is to consult a board certified plastic surgeon in your area, have an examination that allows the surgeon to assess your needs and desires, and makes recommendations. Consider meeting several surgeons to finalize your decision.
Liposuction is appropriate for under chin and neck fat in patients who have good skin tone. This means the skin may tighten and reshape after fat removal.
Lifestyle Lift results would depend on the skill and experience of the individual surgeon, rather than the brand name or corporate website examples. Their marketing program may direct you to a specific plastic surgeon who could perform the full consultation process I mentioned above.
I want to get a breast lift and tummy tuck. I have excess skin from having 5 kids and want to get rid of the sagging breasts also. How much would a breast lift and tummy tuck cost including breast augmentation?
The combination of breast lift (mastopexy), breast augmentation, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) has acquired the common name of "Mommy Makeover." You should have an in-person evaluation by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon before concluding you are a candidate and discussing whether separate stages are recommended. These and other factors will determine what you will be charged.
In my practice breast lift with implants may currently be approximately $9,000. Tummy tuck would range $6,400 to $8,200. If you could have them together, there would be some savings. Our fee ranges typically include facility, implants, supplies, garments, and physician MD anesthesia.
You can see national average physician fees elsewhere on the ASAPS website. Those fees only include the MD charge, not the facility and anesthesia. http://www.surgery.org/sites/default/files/ASAPS-2012-Stats.pdf
I just recently had breast augmentation surgery a couple of days ago. I got the silicone implants and have noticed sometimes when I lift my arms I can her sounds in my breasts. Is this normal and will it go away?
Yes, sounds from the implant surgery are common and self limiting. Some patients are very aware and notice them all the time or only with certain movements. Other patients notice them rarely. They can lessen slowly over months time, but usually disappear in weeks. Continue to follow your surgeon's postop instructions and follow-up visits, and discuss this with him or her (or their staff).