Todd B. Koch, M.D., FACS
I have had four children, presently weigh 164 pounds and have a belly bulge with some very loose skin. In order to correct this, which would I benefit from the most, a tummy tuck or liposuction?
From your description of your problem, it sounds like a LipoAbdominoplasty with muscle repair would be your best option. Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area to review this option.
I had liposuction of my thighs. My skin is now saggy due to so much fat being removed. Can this be fixed?
One of the important considerations when evaluating a patient for liposuction is the quality of the skin. Liposuction is a highly effective modality to remove fat but it will not necessarily tighten skin to any great degree. You may be a candidate for a lift procedure. Contact your plastic surgeon to discuss this option. Good luck.
I am a very healthy 43 year old female and want to have my nose done, a chin implant and breast implants. Is it possible and advisable to have all three done at the same time?
I recently performed this combination of surgical procedures on one of my patients. The surgeries were performed in a fully accredited surgery center and took approximately 2 ½ hours. During surgery the appropriate preventive measures were taken to minimize the risk of blood clots. The patient faired very well. There were no post-surgical problems. I see no problem performing multiple surgical procedures at the same time as long as the surgeries do not take too long. A thorough preoperative evaluation is needed prior to undertaking any surgery of this nature. A medical clearance from your private physician as well as the appropriate blood work would be required before performance of this surgery.