Liposuction, Breast Reduction or Tummy Tuck?

i would like to have a breast reduction and either a tummy tuck or liposuction done at the same time is this possible? what are the cost? and how long will i be out of work? i do not do any hard lifting i work in an office.

Doctor Answers 19

Breast reduction with tummy tuck or liposuction

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It is common to perform multiple procedures at the same time. The patient does have to be healthy enough to undergo a longer surgical procedure. Tummy tucks or liposuction of the abdomen go well together because they are parts of the body that are close together. It is also just one recovery which my patients like and cost effective. You need to be examined by a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate.

Montclair Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Combined breast and tummy surgery

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Multiple procedures can be done safely, but it depends on your health status (past medical history), your anatomy, and the amount of surgery/type of procedures to be done. It is very common to have a breast and tummy procedure done in one setting. On longer cases, an overnight stay may be recommended.  Please talk to your plastic surgeon to get their thoughts on the matter as they are most familiar with your medical history and overall health status. 
Please confirm that your plastic surgeon is board certified plastic surgeon specifically by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Remember, safety first.  You can always come back and fight another day.

Best wishes,

Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

Combining breast reduction and tummy tuck

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It is possible that a tummy tuck and a breast reduction can be done at the same time.  Unfortunately, you have not provided any photographs and it is difficult to determine how long it would take to do these procedures.  As a general rule, surgeons prefer to avoid any cosmetic operation over 6 hours.  Breast reduction could take as long as 4 hours and tummy tuck could take 2 or 3 hours.  The cost of breast reduction is approximately $10,000 and the tummy tuck is approximately $8,000. 


Best Wishes,


Gary Horndeski, M.D.

Gary M. Horndeski, MD
Texas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 230 reviews

Multiple procedures can be done

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but you do need to see a local plastic surgeon to fully explore the many options available to you.  Costs will vary by region, surgeon and facility.  In general, liposuction of the tummy is best for those who  have not had children.  My patients who have tummy tucks are asked to take up to 6 weeks off from work, depending on your position and obligations.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Breast Reduction with Tummy Tuck or Liposuction

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These procedures are combined all the time and are referred to as a "mommy makeover". In considering a tummy tuck you want to be done having children. Most women who have had children need a tummy tuck to deal with the loose skin pregnancy has caused, liposuction is a great procedure for the woman who has just a little belly fat and good skin elasticity. You would need to be seen to determine what procedure is best for you. The costs can vary depending on your geographical area. You can get an idea of costs on this site. Good luck!

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Mommy Makeover

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Thank you for your question. It is quite common to combine a breast procedure such as a lift or a reduction with liposuction or a tummy tuck.  This is commonly referred to as a "Mommy Makeover."  Real self has average prices listed on their website to give you a ballpark figure.  Prices vary slightly based on your geographic area but this gives you a fairly accurate estimate.  Best wishes.

Get a consultation

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Online comments are useless as I don't know what your problems are. Come in for an in person consultation to know what you need and what can be done. There are many options and they will all be discussed after  you are examined.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Tummy tuck versus liposuction depends on the condition.

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After pregnancy for an ideal result seldom is liposuction better than a formal abdominoplasty. Providing photograph will help. You can call the office for quotes on standard surgical procedures.

Breast reduction and Abdominoplasty vs liposuction

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It is quite possible to undergo breast reduction and abdominoplasty/Laipo suction in the same operative session. I typically perform lateral tension abdimoplasty, bilateral flank liposuction and breast reduction in an outpatient setting. This procedure typically takes 4-5 hours and you will need two weeks off from work/school for recovery. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in performs these procedures commonly.

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 115 reviews

Breast and Body surgery - Mommy Makeover

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Combining breast procedures with abdominal procedures is a very common practice in plastic surgery.  A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will help determine if it is safe and appropriate in your particular case.  Cost will vary significantly based on location in the country as well as how much surgery is being performed.  Also, breast reductions can sometimes be covered by insurance.  Time off from work is typically 2-3 weeks for this type of combination surgery.  Good luck!

Naveen Setty, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 78 reviews

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