Double Chin Liposuction, Breast Lift with Implants & Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

I am 5'4 and my weight is 115. and I am wanting a tummy tuck a breast lift with implants and some liposuction for under my chin since i have a bit of a double chin. can this be done on one surgery day? and how long does it normally take?

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Multiple Procedures during one surgery day can be done

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Deciding to have a mommy makeover is a great decision because you only have one recovery.  These surgeries absolutely can be done on the same day in  healthy individuals.  It depends on your surgeon and on the shape of your current body, but 3-5 hours usually is the amount of time needed.  Hope this helps.  

Possibly, depending on how long it takes

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Adding a small liposuction under your chin will not add much to the operating time. A decision to combine a number of surgeries depends on your health and the length of the procedures. Your surgeon can make that decision with input from the anesthesiologist. Talk to a Board Certified plastic surgeon about your choices. Good luck.

Bala S. Chandrasekhar, MD - RETIRED
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Multiple procdures...

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With your height and weight, adding liposuction of the chin at the same time with a "mommy makeover" (breast augmentation & lift with a tummy tuck) can be completed safely in 3-4 hours.  This is the same time for many other cosmetic procedures, i.e.,  eyelids and facelift, for example.

Ricardo Izquierdo, MD
Oak Brook Plastic Surgeon

Mommy makeover and chin liposuction

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Thank you for your question. A tummy tuck and breast augmentation are great procedures to combine as they address some of big changes that happen after pregnancy or weight changes. It is often referred to as a mommy makeover. It is a bigger procedure and may often require a night in the hospital. Adding chin liposuction to the procedure does not add a great deal of time or stress to the body and should be feasible to do at the same time.

I would consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to discuss your options in more detail, review if there are any medical reasons to stage the procedure. If they deem you are healthy to have have the combined procedure, then you will only have one recovery.

Mommy Makeover Combination Surgery Often Done at One Time

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Breast implants/Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck as well as smaller procedures like upper neck (chin) Lipo Often Performed Together.
Different surgeons will recommend different procedures including doing more than one at a time. Some surgeons also differ in ability, time it takes to do the same procedure and general. It makes this a difficult choice for patients. Based on my own experience I would do all at once as long as it takes 4 or less hours. Surgeons should never perform elective operations that they are uncomfortable performing or feel unwise for them, nor should they be faulted for doing so. However, for me, I typically perform a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and lift (mastopexy) at the same time and usually takes about 3-4 hours so I recommend this be done in one surgery and this is what many refer to a Mommy Makeover.

Not only that,if you did not need a breast lift, I usually place breast implants through the Tummy Tuck incision but I prefer this technique. Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation Combination makes sense and is safe. Contrary to some of the answers I have found that the recovery time is not delayed and is the same as the tummy tuck procedure by itself. That is because you are healing simultaneously and not sequentially - both heal at the same time. The procedure only takes me about a half hour to 45 minutes longer than the tummy tuck alone. Best of all, I usually put in the breast implants through the tummy tuck incision so that there are no scars on the breasts.
I have performed many of these combination procedures over the past few decades and think it is a great idea without significant increased complications

Mommy Makeover and Chin Liposuction at the same time....

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You are thin and a tummy tuck, augmentation mastopexy, and neck liposuction should take around 4-5 hours.  Assuming you are otherwise healthy, I would be comfortable with this combination of procedures.

Tummy tuck, breast lift, implants and chin lipo

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Depending on the surgeon and techniques used, this can take a minimum of 4 hours and easily up to 7 hours. Discuss these options with at least 3 diffferent surgeons as to the optimal procedures and recommended approach.

Multiple Procedures Done in 1 Day

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In my practice these are procedures that I would do all together if wanted at one time.  It would probably take around 4 hours to complete the entire surgery. 

Mommy makeover, tummy tuck

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The combination you describe is perfectly safe and in properly selected patients can be performed on one operative session. HOwever, I am not in favor of chin/neck liposuction and strongly prefer an open technique through a small incision underneath the chin. Liposuction in this area frequently leads to contouring problems and excess scar tissue. If you ever desire a neck or facelift in the future, the scar tissue left behind can be problematic for the surgeon and you. Ask your surgeon about open cervicoplasty instead.

Patti A. Flint, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon

Combining plastic surgery procedures

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You are looking to have a "mommy makeover" which is very popular with my patients(plus the chin liposuction). It can all be done as an outpatient if you are in good health. It should take close to four hours. My patients who combine procedures benefit from reduced costs and single recovery. Watch my videos!

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