Does anyone feel like getting a mommy make over in one procedure effect the outcome of your work/ our results.

As a professional do you feel like you can handle getting the best results doing those two procedures in one surgery? or do you feel you get better results doing them seprately?

Doctor Answers 16

Multiple Procedures

Good question.  I routinely perform multiple procedures on a patient but each case is different.  Generally these procedures consist of a tummy tuck and breast procedure.  If the patient is healthy and if I can perform the procedures in under about 5 hours I feel the added risk of multiple procedures is low.  Personally, quality does not suffer and the added benefit of one recovery and one general anesthesia is highly beneficial. 

Lubbock Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Two surgeries at once?

The short answer is YES, you can combine all those surgeries. It is common in my practice and patients appreciate just one surgery and one recovery. Discuss risks vs benefits with your surgeon for this approach and explore reasons for recommendations.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Does anyone feel like getting a mommy make over in one procedure effect the outcome of your work/ our results.

Hello dear, thanks for your question. If the patient is in total health condition there is no problem to have done a mommy makeover. I recommend to go to a board certified plastic surgeon to have this procedure performed with the best results. Good luck :)

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

Does anyone feel like getting a mommy make over in one procedure effect the outcome of your work/ our results.


Thank you for your question. If the patient is in good medical condition the should be no problem to perform all at once.

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 90 reviews

Mommy make-over - are results compromised doing two operations at the same time

Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over.

  • It depends entirely on what the mommy make-over consists of and the patient's risk factors.
  • If the surgery will take too long to do, it will compromise the results and your health and a surgeon would advise you against trying to do it all at one time.
  • Usually it is the patients, not the surgeons, who are asking to do everything at once and the surgeons who are advising caution

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes, Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Mommy makeover results

A mommy makeover as one procedure does not compromise the results. I am very comfortable doing this series of procedures together. Of course it does depend on exactly what you are getting done and I will tell patients that 2 operations are needed if I think they will be safer or it will make the final result better.

W. John Bull, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Multiple Procedures Such as In a Mommy Makeover

It's difficult to suggest without a in-person one-on-one consultation. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair.  The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.  

#Combined operations are often performed with our #Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with a #MommyMakeover. If you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your physician and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also, combining these #procedures may decrease anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.

In addition to a one-on-one consultations with a board certified Plastic Surgeon, patients always need to be seen by their primary care doctor prior to such procedures.  We screen every patient and their medical records for risks of blood clots (DVT) and then take appropriate measures.  MWL (massive weight loss patients of  75 lbs or more) tend to have poor skin elasticity and will frequently need additional tightening even afte 6 -12 months regardless of who or how their surgery is performed. This is simply the nature of such body tissues and the ability to heal with the lack or limited elasticity. 

Your procedures should be performed by a #PlasticSurgeon who is board-certified and has a great deal of experience specializing in cosmetic #surgery. You will then greatly improve your chances of getting the result you desire, and, without the need for a revision surgery. It is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

A mommy makeover with a tummy tuck and breast augmentation can be done together safely

It's safe to do a breast augmentation and tummy tuck at the same time for most patients.  The results are the same whether the procedures are staged or done at the same time.  By having it all at once it's one recovery period for the patient and often it can be a little less expensive  (the first hour in the OR is always the most expensive and time after that is often discounted).  I would simply make sure you visit with a surgeon with experience in this combination procedure.  Best of luck!

Jason E. Leedy, MD
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 131 reviews

All About Timing

Plastic Surgery procedures are often done in combinations for aesthetic, financial, or convenience reasons. The combination of a breast procedure with an abdominoplasty (and possibly liposuction) is coined a “Mommy Makeover” because the goal is to reverse the changes brought about from bearing children and breast-feeding. 

The number of procedures that can be performed during one anesthesia is often based on how much time each procedure will take. As the total operative time lengthens, the risk of surgery goes up. 5-6 hours is the usual cut off. Breast and belly procedures are often done together within this timeframe, however, in the end what can be combined depends on many factors including the difficulty of the proposed surgeries, the efficiency of the OR facility, and the efficiency of the surgeon.

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A detailed examination will help delineate the best surgical option. Consultation with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery would be the next best step.

David Tauber, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Does anyone feel like getting a mommy make over in one procedure effect the outcome of your work/ our results.

Thank you for the thoughtful question.   You are correct in that both safety and quality of outcome are important considerations when it comes to deciding whether or not to do combination procedures.  In terms of "better results":  every surgeon will have a different approach (and varying lengths of surgery time that he/she can remain focused and energetic).   Hopefully, each plastic surgeon will  tailor their decision-making based on their own abilities…  For example, it makes sense that quality of  surgical results may suffer if fatigue etc. becomes an issue.

 Generally, it is best to evaluate each patient's suitability for combination surgery on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the SAFETY of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance.  

Your best bet: choose your plastic surgeon very carefully; everything else including good judgment/advice/planning, anesthesia provider and safe (and quality) surgery will follow.

Thank you again for the important question.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,499 reviews

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