Safe to do tummy tuck breast implants & arm reduction together?
- Asked by 5960anon in roswell nm
- 3 years ago
I'm a 23 year old female 160lb 5'7 and I'm planning to have a tummy tuck breast implants & arm reduction how safe is doing all these procedures together ?
Combining plastic surgery procedures
You're probably okay combining all of those procedures, but make sure you're cleared from your internal medicine doctor as well for surgery.
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Safety of combination body contouring surgery
This procedure can be performed safely in the right candidate. The technical operation does not concern me as much as the anesthesia time. If your surgeon has experience in these procedures and the necessary assistance to make the case run smoothly and efficiently, it is a great option with less longterm recovery than separate procedures.
It is imperative that you stay overnight in the hospital to ensure you receive plenty of fluids, antibiotics, and pain medication. I also recommend a thorough preoperative workup by your primary care physician to ensure that you don't have any medical problems that would increase your risk.
I wish you a safe and healthy recovery.
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Is it safe to do multiple surgeries
How much surgery you can do is different from how much you should do. The first factor is your overall health. It is sometimes harder to heal incisions if you have certain medical conditions like diabetes. Secondly, I like to minimize elective surgery lengths under 6 hour and definitely would keep you at the surgery center overnight.
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It is certainly possible to combine some procedures together, it depends upon the health of the patient and the length of time the surgery will take to name a few.
Multiple procedures in one setting
Multiple procedures can be safely performed in one setting. But it depends on your health status (past medical history), your anatomy, and the amount of surgery/type of procedures to be done. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon for a formal evaluation. He/she will determine the how long it will take and whether you are a safe/good candidate for these combined procedures. Hope this helps.
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Though they can be performed at the same time safely, it may be wiser to do them separately, because you will need your arms following the tummy tuck/implants, and if your arms had surgery, it will be a challenging post-op recovery period for you.
Multiple procedures are safe.
The combination of procedures you are asking about can be done safely together under one anesthesia without a problem by a physician who is experienced with doing multiple procedure cases. This is not an unusual combination.
How many cosmetic surgeries can be done together?
It is hard to answer your question without an examination and medical history. I use the guideline by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommending keeping the anesthesia time 6 hours or less. However, even if the surgery can be done in that amount of time, is the quality of work going to be good? To me, the amount of surgery suggested seems like it is pushing the limit.
It is up to you to do your home work!
Undergoing multiple procedures during one stage
I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best and safest possible options for you. They will determine whether you are a good candidate for all these procedures. Having multiple procedures done, does increase the chances of possible complications and risks. The procedures you are interested in may need to be divided into two seperate stages for safety reasons. It does depend on the severity and complexity of the case, however, the tummytuck and breast augmentation usually may be done at one time together. Then, brachioplasty (arm lift surgery) may be done at a later time. These procedures are very invasive and require significant recovery time. To aid in the healing process, it is important that you have a good support system and the time to heal from work and any strenuous activities. Take care and good luck!
Multiple Procedures: Pros and Cons
What can and can't be done on any given patient is dependent upon the health of the patient and the ability of the surgeon to perform the desired procedures.
First and foremost, the well being of the patient is the most important factor. Can two, or three procedures be done in the same setting and not increase the risks or the recovery beyond the procedures being done safely? All procedures have possible risks and putting more than one together with another does not necessarily increase the risks.
Probably the most important determination for safety and recovery is the time necessary to perform multiple procedures. Many times, with a team approach and assistance by a nurse or another physician, the time of one procedure ending is covered by another procedure beginning and time can actually be saved as compared to doing the procedures separately. That same nurse or physician is helping even if only one case is done so the quality of the care does not decrease with assistance but is enhanced. In addition to the time for the patient to be under anesthesia and associated risks, one must consider the time the surgeon must operate and consider whether it is in the best interest of the patient and the surgeon to have a longer case.
The pros are obvious. One anesthesia with one recovery and many, many times, the recovery is not longer with the tummy tuck, breast procedure and the arms. One time off of work and one time for help with the kids makes a real big difference in the ability to schedule the surgery one requests as well.
At the time of the consultation, if the surgeon feels the procedures can be done safely at one time, then consider this being done. If the surgeon does not recommend the cases being done in one sitting, then agree to have them done separately or consider speaking to another surgeon who may feel more comfortable with all the procedures at one time, safely.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.