I am scheduled to have my long awaited tummy tuck on December 30th. I decided to wait until after my sons wedding in November as I did not want to risk not feeling 100% for that. My question is related to the effects that pulling the skin down will have on my breasts. I am happy with my size and take pride that for my age (48), my boobs still look good. Does anyone know if this is a concern? Should I mention this to my surgeon as a concern?

A: Tummy tuck does not affect breast shape/position

Many patients are concerned if they have a tummy tuck it will lower their breast position.  This is not true.  A tummy tuck will have to impact on your breast shape or position.  The downward traction of the abdominal tissue that is performed during a tummy tuck is not significant enough to affect your breasts at all.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling a tummy tuck procedure.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno