TT and breast lift at the same time?
Anyone done this? Did it make your recovery that much more difficult? I have a final pre op appointment in another week so I'm trying to decide if it's worth bringing it up again or keep it on the back burner.
from 308 to 165 `~ 5 years post op and still keeping it off!!
Proud military spouse and Mom to 4 amazing kids!!
on 4/20/12 8:54 am
I am 3 weeks and 3 days post TT with muscle work, medial thigh lift with groin incision and
inner thigh lateral incision, BL with silicone implants. My RNY was Feb 2010. I'm 48 years old
and have no health issues. I have no regrets, would do it all again, BUT, this has been a very
difficult and challenging experience.
I was selfpay for the entire process so chose to do as much as I could at the same time. My surgoun was excellent before, during, and after. I've had a good recovery but it has been very
uncomfortable and much more difficult than I imagined.
In my case the breasts have been the easist and least of my worries. I have always had a very small chest with symetry issues and my 100 lb weight loss made things much worse. I opted for a BL with silicone implants under the muscle. They are 375 cc....bigger then I originally thought I would want (after a lifetime of being an A cup), but I am VERY happy with the results. I think they will adjust/settle a bit as I continue to heal....but I think I will end up a full C, and I'm liking it ! LOL.
There was little, actually no real pain with the breasts. Just tenderness which is greatly relieved with a supportive sports bra.
The TT was another story. OMG!!!!! Worth it, Yes, but very uncomfortable probably due to the muscle work. In addition to a lifetime of obesity, I had 3 c-sections and carried large babies, one just under 12 lbs...so I really needed this surgery. I am very sore, but after the first full week was over I began to feel like I could cope. I took perc/oxycotin for the first 10 days for pain, but I am now magaging very well with Tylenol.
My thighs feel "weird"....not really painful, just sort of tight occasionally. The TT has been the hardest part.
I have a desk job. My doc said I could return after 2 full weeks.....well guess what....I'm not back yet!!! I plan to return the middle of next week p/t and will work my way to full days. I'm needing a nap each afternoon. I am very fortunate that I have a wonderful work situation and plenty of sick time accumulated.
I would not hesitate to do breast work at the same tiime as a TT. In my experience the breasts were not even thought about as my discomfort has been focused on the TT...but again, NO regrets. It will all be worth it.
I haven't posted much or replied on this site, so I hope this shows up. Best wishes to you with your ultimate decision.
on 4/20/12 10:13 am
WHen is your surgery. Do you have tummy measurements. Do a friend request if you want and you can look at my pre TT photos:)
on 4/20/12 10:19 am
Just go for one recovery! good luck to you
I'm very glad I combined things to avoid additional recovery time, going through multiple surgeries and additional expense. Next year I plan to combine a face lift, arms and thighs.
Start weight: 388, Current Weight: 185, Goal Weight: 180, Weight Lost: 203 lbs
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3/2012 Plastics: LBL, 3 Hernias Fixed, BL/BA, Rhinoplasty & Septum Fix. 6/2013 Plastics: Arm and thigh lift
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
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