Breast Augmentation, Liposuction and Smooth Tuck - Safe to Get Three Procedures at the Same Time?

Is it safe to get these three procedures at the same time to save on cost: breast augmentation,liposuction on inner/backs of thighs, smooth tuck; or can only two of these procedures be performed at the same time, or is it best to get each one separately a few months apart?

Doctor Answers (9)

3 procedures all at once?

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I feel the essential issues are the ff:

  • your over-all health
  • how extensive is the liposuction and what area(s)
  • the extent of the "smooth tuck"

This is a judgment issue and quite important here is your commuincation with your plastic surgeon, and the amount of time the entire operation will require. Good luck and hope you have a safe recovery.

J. Vicente Poblete, MD, FACS

Avon Lake, OH


Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Combining Procedures

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hi there-

Without knowing more about your health history, it's impossible to say whether this combination would be advisable for you... 

In general, if you are healthy in every way, the combination you describe should be safe, and doing so will save you some money and recovery time.

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 98 reviews

Combo procedures

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Of course these can be done at the same time, as long as your doctor feels you are healthy enough to have this type of surgery.  Then you only need 1 recovery period instead of 3.

Jonathan Heistein, MD
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I look at the overall health of the patient, and length of the procedures.  Longer operations have higher risks of infection and blood clots.  What you describe is feasible.

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