1. Risk of general anesthesia overall, and blood clot to the lungs in particular.
a) There is risk related to the use of general anesthesia. Risk of general anesthesia increases rapidly after 4 hours of surgery. Therefore, multiple procedures are considered riskier. This risk virtually disappears when using IV sedation in combination with tumescent anesthesia. This has been documented in thousands of cases by Dr. Ersek and Dr Mustoe.
b) The risk of pulmonary embolus is likewise virtually eliminated with IV sedation, as has been documented by Drs Ersek and Mustoe.
2. Certain procedures preserve blood supply better.
a) For breast reduction, the vertical scar technique does not have the long horizontal scar that the top of the abdomen that would concern me if I was doing a Tummy Tuck with an "Inverted T" incision.
b) The "Lockwood" technique for Tummy Tuck preserves many more blood vessels, making it much safer to combine lipo with it.