Breast reduction patients on a scale of 1 to 10 rate their pain in the 1-3 range. They typically describe it as a burning sensation. Interesting, is they have more discomfort when I perform liposuction on the sides of the chest!
abdominoplasty patients rate their pain in the 4-5 range describing a tightness more than pain. Some women compare the discomfort to Braxton Hicks contractions they experienced during pregnancy.
due to the abdominal wall repair, the abdominoplasty takes about a week longer to be up and around as normally as a breast reduction patient.
combining the two procedures is safe and surgery should average 3-4 hours for both procedures