Firstly let me start with wishing you all a happy and healthy 2017.
A brief history of mine:
I’m male, live in Sydney, was diagnosed with Diabetes (Type 1) some 22 years ago; had gastric sleeve surgery 4 years ago…which lead to a decent amount of weight loss (70+kgs). Wasn’t always overweight, but was so for around 5-6 years. Height is 183cm, and I weigh 87kg, with no weight gain since surgery. As you can probably imagine, with significant weight loss comes the dreaded loose skin. I haven’t had too much of that at all, in fact, my body has held up pretty well – with clothes on, I look pretty good. However, when I bend over I get a little bit of sag in the belly area – which didn’t concern me too much. My main concern is the buttocks area, which has kind of left me feeling devastated. I now have no bum, sort of. It sags. Just talking about it depresses me. It has had an impact on life socially – I should probably mention I’m of the gay persuasion, and I find the community is a little vain, I haven’t been ‘involved’ with anyone for 4 years, which is all my doing – having no confidence with my body is the issue.
I mentioned my body issues with my gastric sleeve surgeon, and mentioned that I was interested in both a TT and some sort of buttocks procedure – he happily referred me to a surgeon in Sydney – one with whom he has a great respect for: Dr Steve Merten. I’ve read reviews on this doctor and he seems to be a leader in this field – however I’m concerned that, although he is obviously gifted in this field, he doesn’t perform any sort of buttocks surgery -he’s not back in the office until later this month, was hoping to get the down low before I make an appointment only to discover he doesn’t perform the surgery that I need…
Naturally, at this stage of the game, I’m full of questions…
– Does anyone know of a surgeon in Sydney that performs both a TT as well as Buttocks Augmentation?
– Are surgeons likely to perform these procedures separately?
– Any other diabetics out there who’ve had a TT? (I’m using an insulin pump, so curious to know where you had your pump cannula placed during recovery)
– Any advice on buttocks procedures – there is a ton of info out there from a female perspective but little from a male’s POV – some people who have had implants feel as though they’re sitting on cushions whenever they sit; are there still issues with implants leaking (I don’t really want to walking around feeling like I have to take extra care each time I sit, or roll around with my dog etc…); anyone had a Brazilian butt lift? Keen to know how long the procedure lasted (especially if you’re male).
Any assistance, advice or suggestions will be taken on board.
Hi Dallas, firstly congrats on the weight loss! There are some great surgeons in Sydney – here is a link to the ones in our directory, and I suggest you check out our featured surgeons and as to which ones do the butt lift and tummy tuck, you will be able to see on their listings on our website and do some further checks on each of their websites.
Here is a link to a great blog/podcast on the Brazilian Butt Lift we definitely suggest you read. Most surgeons who do the butt lift on females will also do them on males. Many plastic surgeons will be able to perform both the butt lift and the tummy tuck. As for being a diabetic, you need to make sure you discuss this with your surgeon at your consult so they can advise you as to how it will work and what extra considerations and precautions you may need to take in your preparation etc.
Best of luck on your journey! We’d love to hear how you go! Drop me an email on [email protected] if you’d like further info or would like to share your story with us. We’re always looking for people to share their story with us in order to help others.
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