Hello I am 48 years old. Gave birth to three children; two vaginally and one C-Section. In 2015, I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and in 2018 I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I am interested in having a tummy tuck and butt augmentation. Can you please give me any advice as to how I should prepare myself; health wise. Please help.
Knowing that you have diabetes and hypothyroidism, the most important thing to do is to have both well controlled. If they are both well-controlled, then the risks involved with the procedure are the same as in a healthy patient. You could seek out a plastic surgery consultation as well to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Every surgeon differs, but I recommend a BMI below 32.
I'd need a bit more information to get an idea of how to proceed. What is your height and weight? What is your HgbA1C? Both procedures carry risk, especially in the face of poorly controlled diabetes but buttock augmentation involves a foreign body (implant itself), which makes it more prone to complications.
You should try and lose any weight you want to lose prior to surgery though I need to have enough fat to take from different locations to be able to process and place into buttock.
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First the diabetes and thyroid issues have to be in good control. Weight should be stable and BMI should be in an acceptable range. Your surgeon will request appropriate lab work as well. A healthy diet and an exercise regimen will be helpful as well. Best of Luck Dr Harrell