Placement of breast implants (silicone or saline) through abdominal incision, while removing excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.
Who is a candidate? If you desire larger breasts and also have loose or sagging abdominal wall skin frequently associated with abnormal relaxation of the anterior abdominal wall muscles (frequently secondary to multiple pregnancies or prior surgery) If you are unable to tighten abdominal wall skin with exercise.
Intended results: Larger, more shapely breasts and a smoother, flatter abdomen.
Procedure description: The procedure is usually performed under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care) either within the hospital or in an outpatient setting.
Recuperation and healing: Abdominoplasty is one of the more uncomfortable plastic surgery procedures. One to three days of hospitalization or skilled nursing care is usually indicated. Light activity is comfortable in 10-20 days. Sports will not be comfortable for about 6 weeks.
As part of recuperation for the breast augmentation portion of the procedure, the patient goes home in a bra. The bra helps hold the breasts in the correct position.
- Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication.
- Sutures are usually removed in 7 days.
- Light activities can be resumed as tolerated. Aerobic activities can be started in about 3 weeks
The TABA technique is the only opportunity to avoid additional scars to accommodate breast implant placement.Other options: Additional procedures that may enhance the result are Liposuction or Thigh Lift.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.