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 14 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.

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 130 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.

David L. Mobley, MD, FACS
Sarasota Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 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.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 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

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 156 reviews

Combined procedures

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A 'mommy makeover' typically involves some combination of procedures to address breast and abdominal contouring in appropriate candidates that are healthy enough to safely undergo the procedure.

Presuming you are a good candidate, the above operations can theoretically be combined, however, I certainly advise obtaining a formal consultation with a plastic surgeon in order to obtain an individualized treatment plan that takes into account your goals and ensures the appropriate procedure(s) are done in a safe way.

Best of luck!

Bryan Correa, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon

Multiple procedures on the breasts and body at the same time- is it safe?

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Combining multiple procedures on the breasts and body in a Mommy Makeover is routinely done in the proper setting for the proper patient. When the combined time under anesthesia is around 6 hours or less for a healthy patient, it is safe to do a breast augment and limited abdominoplasty with liposuction as an outpatient. The benefit is the reduced total recovery time compared to separate procedures, and likely a significant reduction in cost  compared to 2 separate procedures. There is definitely more discomfort with combined procedures, a need for more help at home with combined procedures, and to some degree somewhat increased risk with combined procedures. This should all be discussed with your board certified plastic surgeon who can make the appropriate recommendations.

Best, 

Scott A. Brenman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Scott A. Brenman, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Multiple Procedures Can Be Safely Combined

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Often it possible to have multiple procedures performed safely at the same time. The important factors are the health of the patient, the extent of the procedures, the duration of surgery and whether the procedures are intended to be performed as an in-patient or as an out-patient. Safety is always the main concern. Normally, out-patient procedures are reserved for healthy patients undergoing less extensive procedures of limited duration and who have a good support system at home to help with the recovery.

More complex procedures are normally done as an in-patient where a trained nursing staff can monitor the patient and assist in the recovery. Typically when these procedures need to be done as an in-patient, only one night’s stay in the hospital is needed.

Each individual case is different and unique. Discuss your procedure with your surgeon and anesthesiologist and they will make the safest decision for your situation. For the best results seek the consultation of a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They have a website listing all the certified plastic surgeons. Members of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will all be board certified in plastic surgery and have demonstrated an interest and competence in cosmetic plastic surgery as well.

Alexander G. Nein, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction.

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It's very common to perform multiple procedures together. The combination of a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction are commonly referred to as a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover addresses the common changes after pregnancy. These include deflation and sagging of the breasts, laxity of the abdominal wall, and excess skin of the tummy.

These procedures are safely combined routinely. Consultation with multiple surgeons in your area will help you determine which procedures are right for you.

Austin Hayes, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon

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