I am getting a Mommy makeover plus a Brazilian butt lift. How would I be able to sleep having those procedures????
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The combination of these surgeries adds hours to your total time spent under anesthesia and adds potential for complication not to mention the fact that finding a comfortable position in the weeks following your recovery will be nearly impossible. After a breast lift and/or implants I tell my patients they are to avoid laying on their breasts as it can cause damage and complications- also it would just plain hurt. Same goes for the tummy tuck, you don't want to lay down on a fresh tummy tuck and apply pressure that constricts blood flow to the healing bellybutton and bikini wound. After a BBL I advise my patients to avoid direct pressure on their butts for similar reasons.
You should really have a sit down with your plastic surgeon and ask why he would advise coupling these procedures and maybe if you're the reason- you should think about the health benefits you'd reap from doing them separately.
Mommy Makeover - BBL + Tummy Tuck?
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Fortunately, there are many treatments available to correct or improve these common post-pregnancy changes. Many of these procedures are non-surgical or relatively simple outpatient surgeries. Some treatments are possible because of new technology such as lasers and liposuction developed in just the last few years. These surgeries are commonly known as the “mommy makeover”.
Far more important than deciding if a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover is for you is the skill and experience of your plastic surgeon. Choose your surgeon rather than the technique and let him explain why one technique may be better than another and if you need a tummy tuck. Many board certified plastic surgeons provide a free first time consult and you should take advantage of that!
See the below link on some suggestions on finding the most qualified Plastic Surgeon for you!
I have also attached a video for a possible Mommy Makeover Candidate.
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