Double Chin Liposuction, Breast Lift with Implants & Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?
- Asked by luna llena in canada
- 3 years ago
I am 5'4 and my weight is 115. and I am wanting a tummy tuck a breast lift with implants and some liposuction for under my chin since i have a bit of a double chin. can this be done on one surgery day? and how long does it normally take?
Possibly, depending on how long it takes
Adding a small liposuction under your chin will not add much to the operating time. A decision to combine a number of surgeries depends on your health and the length of the procedures. Your surgeon can make that decision with input from the anesthesiologist. Talk to a Board Certified plastic surgeon about your choices. Good luck.
With your height and weight, adding liposuction of the chin at the same time with a "mommy makeover" (breast augmentation & lift with a tummy tuck) can be completed safely in 3-4 hours. This is the same time for many other cosmetic procedures, i.e., eyelids and facelift, for example.
Mommy Makeover and Chin Liposuction at the same time....
You are thin and a tummy tuck, augmentation mastopexy, and neck liposuction should take around 4-5 hours. Assuming you are otherwise healthy, I would be comfortable with this combination of procedures.
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Tummy tuck, breast lift, implants and chin lipo
Depending on the surgeon and techniques used, this can take a minimum of 4 hours and easily up to 7 hours. Discuss these options with at least 3 diffferent surgeons as to the optimal procedures and recommended approach.
Multiple Procedures Done in 1 Day
In my practice these are procedures that I would do all together if wanted at one time. It would probably take around 4 hours to complete the entire surgery.
Mommy makeover, tummy tuck
The combination you describe is perfectly safe and in properly selected patients can be performed on one operative session. HOwever, I am not in favor of chin/neck liposuction and strongly prefer an open technique through a small incision underneath the chin. Liposuction in this area frequently leads to contouring problems and excess scar tissue. If you ever desire a neck or facelift in the future, the scar tissue left behind can be problematic for the surgeon and you. Ask your surgeon about open cervicoplasty instead.
Combining plastic surgery procedures
You are looking to have a "mommy makeover" which is very popular with my patients(plus the chin liposuction). It can all be done as an outpatient if you are in good health. It should take close to four hours. My patients who combine procedures benefit from reduced costs and single recovery. Watch my videos!
Breast implants with a lift combined with abdominoplasty and chin liposuction: A full day but worth it.
The combined operation you described is achievable within one day. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and breast lift (mastopexy) with implants (mastopexy augmentation) is considered a mommy-makeover which usually takes 6 hours. Chin liposuction can be performed in 40 minutes so your procedure may be over 7 hours. I would definitely observe you overnight and you should be aware of the additional risk of combined operations. Combined operations can be related to an increased risk of wound infection and blood clots, however this may be lessened by maintaining your temperature during the operation and early ambulation after the case. Make sure you stop your birth control pills 3 weeks before to lessen the risk of blood clots.
I would urge you to see a board certified plastic surgeon who can explain the risks of combined operations, and performs these routinely. Please let me know if you have questions.
Performing multiple procedures at the same time is certainly reasonable provided that you are healthy. You should review this with your doctor.
Multiple procedures can multiply risks
It is very nice to plan a singly recovery after cosmetic surgery in several areas of concern. Certain procedures can be safely combined if the time does not become excessive, say over five hours, and the procedures in total do not make the recovery more difficult or unbearable. Tummy tuck in particular does have a risk profile that increases with the length of the time in surgery, and surgery in several areas do multiply risks. Will your surgeon be able to stay sharp and focused through multiple procedures, and will you look back and feel the recovery was worth it? Make sure you are prepared to handle what you ask for.
Best of luck,
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