As a busy mom of twin boys, Carolann's active lifestyle got off track when her children were young. "I always had large breasts, but they really started to sag after being pregnant and breastfeeding twins," she recalls. "I didn't have time to exercise very much, and had gained weight." When she reached her late 40s and her sons were in elementary school, Carolann looked into plastic surgery to improve the shape of her breasts.
"I searched on the Internet for board-certified plastic surgeons in Albany, NY and found Dr. John Noonan at The Plastic Surgery Group," says Carolann. "He was very nice and he wasn't pushy." She also talked to people in the area and heard good things about the practice. "Dr. Noonan explained that a breast lift could give me the improvements I wanted. I trusted him and went forward with the surgery."
After a successful breast lift surgery, Carolann was pleased with her decision. "Although I was still out of shape, I was glad I had the breast lift," Carolann shares. "After my surgery, I was over the moon. Feeling good about the way my breasts looked really helped my confidence."
As she got back into her active lifestyle, which included biking, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, Carolann gradually lost 50 pounds. "I was back to my fit self and felt really great, but my breasts were saggy again. Also, because of my pregnancy with twins, my abdomen had lost its shape and was stretched out," she says. "I knew that exercise wouldn't be enough to fix it."
So 5 years after her first procedure, Carolann returned to Dr. Noonan and shared her concerns with him. He told her it was perfectly safe to have a single surgery combining a breast liftwith a tummy tuck and liposuction in Albany at our practice. The doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group can perform a "Mommy Makeover," which combines breast enhancement surgery, a tummy tuck and liposuction. Women from Syracuse and Troy, NY, can have all their concerns addressed with just a single recovery period when they combine procedures.
During Carolann's Mommy Makeover, Dr. Noonan lifted and reshaped her breasts and firmed up her abdomen. He also used liposuction in the Troy area to do some fine-tuning along the sides of her breasts and abdomen. "My results were great after the first breast lift, but I'm happier than ever now!" she exclaims. "This time I feel good about my whole body. I look the way that I think I should look."
Carolann believes she recovered quickly because she was in good shape. "The first few days after my surgery were the hardest. I was sore and swollen," she recalls. "But, within a month I was back on the indoor bike again, and within 6 weeks I was doing all of my normal activities."
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Reflecting on her experiences with plastic surgery, Carolann made some insightful realizations. "If I could do it all again, I would have waited until I was at my ideal weight before I had plastic surgery," she shares. "If you do that, you don't need to re-do a procedure when you lose the weight."
"Also, if you have more than one thing you'd like to improve, it's better to take care of everything at once," says Carolann. "People often think that having their main concern addressed will make them not care about the other things; but that's not how it was for me. After my first breast lift, I wished I had done the tummy tuck. This time, I'm really glad I did the two procedures together."