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Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction in One Surgery?

Is it possible to get a breast augmentation, a mini tummy tuck and a bit of Liposuction on my thighs in the same visit? My goal is to reverse signs of 3 children (droopy breasts, loose tummy) and age (a little extra fat on saddle bag area). I'd like to get it taken care of all at once. Also, what is the cost (approximately) of all 3 procedures?

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Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and Breast Augment Together

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It is quite common to combine the above procedures, and this is often referred to as a "mommy makeover", a term that refers to correcting whatever the post pregnancy changes to the body are. Just be careful to talk to a well experienced surgeon. Most of us prefer not to do a mini-tummy tuck because for so many patients it leaves a tihtened lower abdomen and a loose or even bulin upper abdomen. there are certainly a few patients where the mini may be appropriate, but that is why you need a ood sureon to help you decide.

Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Combination procedures

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It is very common to proceed with these multiple procedures in one setting.  But as my colleagues have suggested, you need to visit with your ASPS member surgeon for a complete evaluation of your health status, past medical history and medications.  He/she will determine if you are medically safe to proceed with a combined procedure.  They may also recommend further evaluation by an internist for medical clearance if that is warranted.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 101 reviews

Combining Breast Surgery, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Is Safe and Saves Recovery Time

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In young healthy patients combining breast procedures such as breast enlargement or a breast lift and abdominoplasty/liposuction is safe. Several good studies show no difference in the number of complications.

There is always the possibility of a blood clot forming in the leg after any tummy tuck procedure, or any surgery over 2 hours in length for that matter. While this is rare, if it occurs it could be very serious. Use of sequential compression stockings started before the anesthetic is very important on any of these procedures. There is also a growing number experts who now recommend a mild blood thinner after these procedures to help prevent this complications (this is not universally accepted)

Pain control is very important and use of a Marcain pain pump for the abdominoplasty(tummy tuck) makes this combination much easier on the patient. In my practice this has really changed the way patients recover for the better. My patients often walk in smiling the next day since we began using pain pumps.

Combining procedures saves one very valuable commodity, your time. The value of two weeks of time recovering is very high and should be part of your decision.

Finally, if you have medical problems, or smoke it may be better to separate these procedures because your risks are higher. Your surgeon should help you determine if you are a candidate for multiple procedures by doing a complete history and physical. If this was not done, seek another surgeon.

Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Good candidate for a mommy make over

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From your description you may be a good candidate for a mommy make over.  You should first be seen in consultation by a plastic surgeon who can review your risk factors and determine the best treatment plan to address your concerns.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Combining breast implants, mini-tummy tuck and liposuction

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If you are in good health, combination plastic surgery procedures can be carried out safely provided it is completed in a timely fashion. These procedures can be done in 3-4 hours, which is a reasonably amount of time. The longer the procedure, the higher the risk of developing a DVT (blood clot) in your leg which could potentially migrate to your lungs.

Please be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon prior to scheduling a combination of plastic surgery procedures.

You may also require medical clearance prior to surgery from your internist or family practitioner.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Combination procedures are common and safe

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It is very common (and safe) to have this combination of procedures at the same time. Price varies - I would suggest consulting several board certified plastic surgeons to compare techniques, results, price, and your general level of comfort. 
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Mommy makeover with liposuction of thighs

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You can easily have these three procedures done all at once.  Essentially the procedure you describe is a Mommy Makeover with Thigh Liposuction.  The price will vary depending on the individual components of your procedure.  A mommy makeover is breast surgery (either an augmentation or a lift) combined with body contouring (tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck or liposuction).  The breast lift is the more expensive of the breast procedures and the tummy tuck would cost more than liposuction. Depending upon your procedures, the price could range from 10,000-15,000.00.  

I would recommend making an appointment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is a member of ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and who has perfumed hundreds of mommy makeovers. Discuss your options and make an informed decision.

Best of Luck,

Web reference: http://www.drmoreaplasticsurgery.com/plastic_surgery_pictures.html

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation and Liposuction

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Many women, particularly if they are fit and at a healthy and stable weight can be candidates for combing all these surgeries and having what is often referred to as a mommy makeover in a single surgery.

Even if you have one surgery, carefully evaluate each aspect of the surgery with any plastic surgeon you might consider. Start with belly buttons. Fake looking belly buttons and or scars around the belly buttons is not what women want after this procedure. Look for natural looking results in both the abdomen area, with a smaller waist and a beautiful looking result both above and below the belly button. 

The same is true for breasts. A natural looking result from beast augmentation requiters an implant that is the ideal size and shape, and positioned appropriately on the chest wall. We all have seen breast implants of all sizes that look unnatural. Once you find a plastic surgeon who can demonstrate through many photographs that he or she can provide a look that is what you'd like, check their background. Look at where they trained and for how long. In addition to board certification membership with ASPS and ASAPS can indicate they have additional experience in aesthetic surgery. 
Check on the accreditation of the surgical facility they are using and ask who will be in the OR with you during surgery. If privacy is important, look for a plastic surgeon who treats high profile patients. Tis will mean that both the office and surgical suite will be on a first floor and will include a private entrance and exit so you do not need to show up for post operative appointments in a  busy lobby or crowded elevator. 

The cost of a mommy makeover will depend upon the skill and expertise if the surgeon. It will also depend up what is included. All post -operative appointments, post-op garments, pain pumps and even laser procedures to accelerate healing of scars should be part of the price of surgery. be careful about low priced surgery as there may be ways to reduce fees by cutting corners that could compromise the safety of a patient, or potentially impact the result of surgery. You are trussing a surgeon with your health and well being and you are trusting this person to make a permanent change in your body. Take your time with your surgery and choose wisely.

Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com/before-after-photos.html

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Combined Procedures

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It is not uncommon to combine the procedures that you named.  The key is to visit with a board-certified plastic surgeon and determine if these are the best procedures to treat your problems.  If so, you will be able to have them at one time and have one recovery.  Very worth it.
Austin Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

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