Total Mommy Makeover Status Post Massive Weight Loss
The patient below is status post massive weight loss, over 140 pounds, was actually featured on the Dr. Oz Show with Dr. Linder after Dr. Linder’s total transformation of the patient’s breasts and abdomen. The patient had severe grade 3 ptosis, skin laxity and a massive abdominal pannus after losing 140 pounds. She, however, was left with a massive amount of loose skin from the breasts as well as the abdominal area. She has undergone a formal mastopexy using the inferior pedicle Wise-pattern technique (a massive breast lift) and a panniculectomy, removing the pannus. She also had liposuctioning of the iliac crest rolls or the muffin-top. She is two years postop now and presents with a postoperative photo. Notice that she has excellent fullness and scarring is quite reasonable. Her pannus is gone and she no longer has those rolls of skin and fat along the lower beltline. She is content with the results, even two years later, with the use of underwire brassieres, sports bras and a Dr. Linder Bra at night. She now still has good breast fullness without skin recurrent laxity.
The total mommy makeovers can be performed on women who have had massive weight loss either due to gastric bypass surgery or simply due to diet and exercise. Regardless, removing skin from the breasts and stomach with patients who have a significant amount of breast tissue can end up with nice volume breasts without the use of an implant and paniculectomies can be formed allowing for a night tightening effect concurrently.