Interested in getting a Breast Augmentation and Tummy tuck. Does it make a difference which I would do first?
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The Mommy Makeover Procedure: Tummy Tuck with Breast Lift
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. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others. The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.
#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. Now, the intentional result of a Breast Lift (#Mastopexy) is to improve the shape and position of the breast without reducing their size. It is used especially for breasts which sag or droop (#ptosis) as a result of aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. However, many women report more satisfaction if an implant is used at the time of #mastopexy. The implants further shape their breasts, restoring superior fullness or volume which may be decreased over time.
In regards to implants alone, this is usually said to be mistake by patients reflecting back at the decision. Most breasts will look larger and more droopy with solely implants. They will sag more and sooner, due to the sudden and excess weight. At times it's possible for a “Snoopy” breast or double bubble to develop as a result.
Always talk to a Plastic Surgeon to discuss your issues and concerns. Information that you read online may not apply to your situation. Make sure your surgeon is boarded by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
#breastaugmentation and #tummytuck together or staged separately?
Interested in getting a Breast Augmentation and Tummy tuck.
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Order of Surgeries Really Should Not Matter
My first recommendation would be to do them simultaneously as it will save you recovery time and be less costly for you. If you insist on doing them separately, however, it is really not a big difference which one is done first. If, because of your anatomy, your plastic thinks one of the procedures is more likely to require a revision than the other, then that higher-risk procedure should be done first. That way with the planning of the second operation, if any tweaking needs to be done it could be done simultaneously.
I hope this has been helpful to you.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
BA or TT...which one first
Planning a two-stage mommy make-over
- It makes no difference which you do first.
- Personally, I would have the tummy tuck first, if I had the two weeks' recovery time.
- Is there a reason for dividing the operations? If not, consider combining them.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Order of procedures
There is no clear recommendation on which procedure to have first. Generally speaking, breast augmentation has a shorter and somewhat easier recovery. The two procedures can be performed at the same time and are done so quite routinely. Discuss your thoughts with your plastic surgeon and he/she may be able to better guide you which procedure to have first based on your reasons for wanting them separated.