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Boob job redo surgery is certainly more difficult than first time cases. Looking over some of my older YouTube videos, there was a desire to fix some up a bit. I had this boob job redo video with a patient testimonial. This video is now new and improved with reduction of annoying music and re-arrangement of the elements. It tells the story better now.
The story in short was this very nice young woman had been operated by a local surgeon who reported himself as the “best of the best.” Sound familiar? He nevertheless ran into a complication and after three operations left her pretty deformed. He reported to her that “this was as good as it was going to get.” Then she found Dr D through a friend. This was not an easy case and her result is just as much due to my work as her persistence, faith and patience.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2012-09-20 07:30:14.
Online resources for tummy tuck information suffer with a great deal of misconception. Even surgeons may disagree regarding choosing between different tummy tuck operations for a given patient. Reduced cost, pain and extent of surgery tend to push patients toward lesser surgery. These days “less invasive” is a popular selling point. As my practice has progressed however I have found the satisfaction rate of mini tummy tuck to be too low to support doing many of them. I do “minis” only in rare circumstances these days.
Mini tummy tuck surgery corrects much less than more involved full versions of the operation. If there is any significant looseness above the belly button, the mini will not address it much. If there is any more than a tiny bit of excess skin, the mini will not touch it much at all. The feeling of having been “under corrected” is common after mini tummy tuck surgery. If patients are unhappy with the results of a mini tummy tuck it is not always possible to do a full tummy tuck to repair the problem. Redo surgery is often more difficult and costly than it would have been if done initially as well. It can often improve but not completely correct that which has gone wrong.
When you are considering tummy tuck surgery, these issues should be discussed in detail with your experienced tummy tuck surgeon. Not all plastic surgeons are the same and not all plastic surgeons do many tummy tuck operations. Choose both your operation and surgeon carefully on this one.
John Di Saia MD