If you had a patient who, due to finances, would have to have her Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck done separately, which would you recommend she do first?
Breast Augmentation or Tummy Tuck First?
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Tummy tuck first, breast augmentation second
There is no real difference which procedure is performed first, however, if I absolutely had to chose one before the other I would recommend the tummy tuck first. My opinion is based on several factors including the fact that as the abdominal skin is pulled down some of the skin near the breast fold is also pulled slightly down with it as well. This will change the exact location of your breast fold incision if done if reverse so it may be better to get the tummy tuck performed first.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Which first? TT or breast aug
I would recommend you do the procedure you most desire. Breast augmentation surgery is the easiest to recover from, get instant gratification and is less expensive. It may even encourage you to jump start a new lifestyle change to help you improve your tummy.
It does not matter which procedure is performed first. Either order is acceptable.
It does not matter which procedure is performed first. Either order is acceptable. To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery. I hope this helps.
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Tummy tuck or breast augmentation; which is first?
Medically, both surgeries could be performed at the same time. But if finances are to be considered, I encourage my patients to consider the one that is of a more urgent nature.
If both are of the same importance, then performing the tummy tuck first will enable the patient to have a better decision on the size of the breast implant.
Financially when you combine both surgeries, you will usually pay the surgical facility's fees one time, and depending on the surgeon, you may benefit from combining both surgeries for a certain discount.
Best of luck to you.
Breast augmentation or tummy tuck first
If finances are an issue, you may want to hold out to do both at the same time. The facility fee will only be paid once, and doing both together many surgeons offer a discount for the second procedure. Good luck.
Breast Aug or Tummy Tuck First?
I do not think that it will matter which is done first, in terms of long term aesthetics, safety, or end results. I would suggest choosing the procedure that you would want to have done if you could only do one procedure. That should give you an idea of which you think is more important.
It is clearly your decision-however most patients feel that breast augmentation is an "easier recovery". Both procedures have their own issues and recovery milestones, but in general a breast augmentation is less invasive and as such perceive less discomfort. Therefore, you may opt for the procedure that gives you less discomfort as your first choice.
Staging breast augmentation and tummy tuck
Breast Augmentation or Tummy Tuck
Choosing to have a breast augmentation or tummy tuck first will be something that you as the patient should decide. I recommend to improve what you are more concerned about first and then later do the other. The tummy tuck is a more involved surgery and requires a longer recovery where as breast augmentation surgery tends to be quicker. Consult with your plastic surgeon and decide from there.
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