Breast Reduction & Tummy Tuck at the same time

  • JoyNFl
  • St Petersburg, FL
  • 2 years ago

Who all has had a breast reduction and tummy tuck performed at the same time. I'm getting very anxious and would love to hear about different peoples experiences from having them done at the same time. Thanks!

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I had a TT with breast reduction & lipo on Dec 19. I couldn't be happier with the results. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have. You can read my profile, although I haven't updated in a while, or feel free to email me with any questions..... accox4@gmail.com
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I am getting scared about having both done at the same time due to pain and age 57 but I am in really good health run daily, golf and bike. How long we're you off work? How many tubes. How much fat got cut out. My breast 34g and waist 30 what about scars?
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I'm having both at the same time.. I've lost a large amount of weight which has left me with lots of excess skin hanging from my belly (so gross!) As for the boobs.. well I've always had huge boobs and the weight loss has made them just hang almost vertical (yep, that's gross too!). I'm also a bit nervous about it all! :) I'm getting mine done on Jun 14
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Does $22,000 seem too much for TT with lipo to waist and flanks and breast reduction and lift in Hawaii?
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Yes, if you overdo it from the beginning, you will be sorry. I have actually been overdoing it more so than I thought and had a slight setback yesterday. A small part of my incision came open....so, back to the doctor I went and I'm on antibiotics for 2 more weeks. I thought I was past the point of having to worry about things like that. So, you have to take things even easier than you think.
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Thanks so much Joy. I'm actually single and take care of my 88 yr old grandmother, so this will be challenging! My family is very supportive though. My adult kids all live in NY so are not around to help me right now, but my sister and my mom will be able to take time and stay with me for a few days.
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Teri- I'm so glad you got the approval!!! You are so blessed. You will love, love, love your results!!!

I had planned on going back after two weeks because I thought that a part time desk job would be a piece of cake, but I was wrong. I took another week. But, I have read about plenty of women that did go back after two weeks and were just fine. It all depends on your body.

In regards to what to have at home to prepare:
1. Someone to help you around the clock for at least 4 days.
2. Snack foods that you can easily munch on. After my surgery, I had absolutely 0 appetite, however, it is important to not take your pain meds on an empty stomach, so you need something light to snack on.
3. Anti-bacterial soap- you will need to wash with it the night before surgery or the morning of and then after surgery.
4. A sense of humor! :) You will not be hurting all that much, but you will be uncomfortable and you will feel like an alien took over your body. So, don't freak out...it will be fine, so just go with it.
5. Lots of comfy pillows. You will be most comfortable with a pillow under your knees when you are sitting and sleeping and you will also like to have them on either side of you for extra support. Also, once you do start to sleep in bed again, you will need your head elevated by at least 3 pillows-otherwise, you will wake up and your breasts will be very sore on the side. After a month, mine still do this, but I am down to 2 pillows now.
6. If you are prone to constipation, then have something to help with this. To my surprise, I had no issue with this, but many, many people do. So, be prepared.
7. Make sure your spouse or whomever will be with you is prepared. Taking care of you will be very time consuming.....everyone needs to be patient.
8. Get some gauze....the larger size would work best. At random times during your recovery, you will have a spot here or there that will want to drain. At that point, you will have to put ointment on it to make sure it doesn't get infected. So, the gauze will work wonders.

After the surgery, give in when your medicine makes you sleepy. The fatigue lasted over 2 weeks for me, so don't be surprised. Make sure that you are getting up every 2-3 hours to walk around a little.

Oh, and get some lotion that is non-scented. After about a week, your skin will start to get really dry from being covered by the compression garments. By this point, you will also be itching because the incisions are healing. So, try not to get lotion on your incision, but use non-scented just in case a litte does get close.

That's the main things that I can think of right off! I hope it helps!

Joy
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Thanks for the tips. I'm going in on Feb. 20th for BR and TT with limited lipo. I'm very nervous. I do need to take it easy. Do you find that "driving" is strenuous?? My kiddos have karate 2-3 times a week, and I know they'll not be going till i'm safe to drive, but I go to the dojo 5 times a week. I don't have to do anything but drive, is that going to be too much??
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Car rides were uncomfortable for me for 2-3 weeks but the really uncomfortable part will be sitting & waiting for them. Sitting upright for any period of time was horribly uncomfortable for me (for my tummy, boons were fine). At 3 weeks I went back to taking my daughter to gymnastics & it was awfully uncomfortable to have to sit up & wait for her. (However, she does have 3 hr practices & we live too far away to drop her off & come back). I was cleared for driving about 10 days PO bcuz I was off meds at that time. Drivin wasn't "strenuous" but the vibrations & bumps hurt!
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I think 2 weeks is too soon, I could not stand up straight at 2 weeks
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I've been approved for the BR and am having both BR and TT on 4/18. Joy, thanks for all the good info. I know it will be tough, but I want both done and plan on being back at my desk in two weeks. What things do I need to prepare for the time at home?
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I had both done at the same time in Dec. I work from home & had a hard time going back to work at 2 weeks. Some women have done it, but I don't know how. I don't necessarily consider myself a wimp, but I just couldn't do it! When I did go back at 2 wks I only worked a few hrs that first week & worked from my recliner couch!! Could only sit up straight for 30-45 minutes before my tummy would start really hurting & need to recline back to flatten out/stretch my tummy. At 2 weeks your body still needs lots of rest to recover & heal so don't push yourself! Good luck!
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Oh gosh! Just realized these posts are from 2012....I'm a little late!
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Okay- well, here you go. I had both procedures done at the same time a month ago today. I did not stay over night. I will not sit here and tell you that it was easy, but it was manageable. I had the procedure done at 12:00 on a wednesday and was home at 7:00 that night. It would have been earlier, but the anesthesia made me sick, so they kept me longer. I came home with 4 drains. The two breast drains and one stomach drain came out on the following Monday and the last drain came out at 8 days. Getting those out was wonderful!! Oh, and this is important too... I was only on pain medicine from Wednesday until Saturday. After that, tylenol was sufficient. Now, since then, I have had to be very careful because over doing it is extremely easy!!!! Anyone who has this procedure needs to be prepared for that. I am still in a binder and a surical bra. I do still have soreness in my breasts, but it gets better each day. Now, I want you all to feel free asking any questions at all. I will answer them as honestly as possible. The biggest thing to know is that for 2 solid weeks, you will not feel like yourself...you will feel like an alien has taken over your body. So, as long as you give in, stay on the couch and rest or watch movies, you will be just fine!! :)
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I am having both on the March 29th, someone give us the scoop please. I can't imagine going home the same day.
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I previously had a TT and wish I had lipo as well. I want to have lipo with my BR. Will discuss with Dr.
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I got approved today! Surgery scheduled for 4/18. Maybe we're the first out here to do both. Hopefully someone will chime in.
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Were you approved for both procedures? I wish I had my BR with my TT
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Good luck ladies. I'm waiting for approval on my BR and will have TT at the saw time. Whoever goes first please post, we all want o know how it feels!
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I forgot to post on my other reply to your pre-op post... I am having the "mommy-makeover" too. Having a breast reduction/lift, tummy tuck and lipsuction. Mine is scheduled for 3/23.
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I would like to know as well because I am scheduled March 1st!
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I am interested in hearing about this also because I am scheduled for the same thing March 1st!
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Oh ladies I know you are out there.  What do you say we help Joy out and calm her nerves:)

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