Mini Tummy Tuck, Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction in One Surgery?
- Asked by idunno in MT
- 4 years ago
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?
Tummy Tuck, Liposuction and Breast Augment Together
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.
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.
Combining Breast Surgery, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Is Safe and Saves Recovery Time
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.
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Good candidate for a mommy make over
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.
Combining breast implants, mini-tummy tuck and liposuction
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.
Yes, if otherwise healthy a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with a little lipo takes me a little over 3 hours so this is very reasonable. If a doctor took 7 or 8 hours to do the procedures I think it would be an increased risk for problems such as DVT and pulmonary embolus. Please choose your surgeon carefully and ask about operative time.
Combination of Breast & Body Procedures
The combination of mini tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction is very commonly performed in one operation. When compatible operations such as these are combined in one procedure there is a significant savings of time and money. When performed together there is only one recovery time instead of three separate recovery times if these were performed at different times. There is usually a cost savings associated with having all of these operations performed at the same time.
Mini tummy tuck and Mommy Makeover
It is safe and common to combine breast and body procedures, often called a mommy makeover. However, out of 5 people who request a mini tummy tuck from me I only recommend it to 1 of them. For most people the mini tummy tuck will not be enough to tighten the loose skin, especially in the upper tummy. It also allows only limited tightening of the stomach muscles. Be sure your surgeon agrees that a "mini" is enough for your needs and expectations.
Combination of procedures
Mommy Makeovers are very safe and effective. We ensure safety through a proper physical exam, blood tests, a clearance from your primary doctor and a meetinfg with our board certified anesthesiologist. Safety should always be your forst priority. A mommy makeover is a combination od tummy tuck, in which the essence of the procedure is tightening your core, then secondarily redraping your skin to show off that tight core. The core tightening is essential because without it just skin removal is in effective. As we all know, skin stretches and will accomodate whatever the infrastructure (core) happens to be. Secondly a breast procedure is done, usually implants to create a nutural, frash more youthful appearance. There is also some liposuction invloved arounf the flanks and hips to really shape the visible silhoutte. Given all this surgery and the general anesthesia we take extra preacaution to ensure your number one asset...yoiur health. As an adjunct I always give herbal supplements to help reduce the swelling and bruising. The treatment plans are as varied as the individuals. Always seek a board certified plastic surgeon. After you meet him/her you will immediately know if they are the right surgeon to help you accomplish your goals. Good luck on your procedure!!
Tummy, breast and lipo in one surgery
It is totally possible and we do it all time. It is safe if you have good blood work results and if your surgeon is board certified.
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