Do I Qualify For A Tummy Tuck?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Do I qualify for a tummy tuck based on my weight of 155 lbs at 5’ 6”? Also I would like to down size my 650cc saline implants to something considerably smaller.

A: Based on your pictures which show a double abdominal roll, you would definitely benefit by a tummy tuck which would eliminate that problem. You can also certainly downsize your implants and I will assume for now that you want to stay with saline implants. The one issue with downsizing is what will happen to the overlying breast tissue. You already have some breast tissue bottoming out and that will get more substantial with downsizing. I see the scars around the areolas which I presume is from a periareolar mastopexy with your original augmentation. To deal with these issues I would do an inframammary fold excision/tuck with your implant downsizing as well as possible a periareolar scar revision.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana