How Long After a Hysterectomy is It Safe to Get a Mommy Makeover?

Would it be more than 8 weeks between procedures? Is it safe to have a scheduled hysterectomy and mommy makeover performed at the same time? 

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Hysterectomy and mommy makeover

That would depend on what your definition of mommy makeover is and what type of hysterectomy you have. I think most plastic surgeons would be willing to do a tummy tuck at the same operation as a hysterectomy. I don't think most plastic surgeons would be willing to place breast implants at the same time as a hysterectomy. I for one would be worried about infecting the implant.

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Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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How long should I wait to have a Mommy Make Over after a hysterectomy?

I would not recommend performing a breast procedure especially one with an implant at the same time as a hysterectomy. The chance for infection is increased and not worth the risk.
If you had a vaginal hysterectomy with an uncomplicated recovery it would be reasonable to proceed with a Mommy Make Over 6-8 weeks later.
If however you underwent an abdominal hysterectomy I would recommend waiting 8-12 months to allow for complete healing of the abdominal wall. Good luck

John J. Edney, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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If not done together, wait 6-8 weeks between procedures.

It’s not unusual for patients to undergo abdominoplasty and hysterectomy in combination.This procedure can be performed safely and yields excellent results.The combination of hysterectomy and Mommy Makeover is a much larger procedure.Unfortunately, this procedure will require more time in the operating room and raises concern about safety.For this reason, these procedures should probably be staged to minimize the potential for complications.
A period of six to eight weeks between procedures would be appropriate providing the first procedure was uncomplicated.It’s also important to note that delaying the Mommy Makeover might have other advantages.Under these circumstances, this cosmetic procedure could be performed in an outpatient surgery center.This might translate into significant financial savings.

Richard J. Bruneteau, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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Time Between a Major Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures

The time between having electoral #cosmetic surgery after a major surgery depends on the surgery. Its best to consult with the surgeon or specialist you recently had the major surgery with to gain perspective as to when cosmetic surgery can be scheduled. 

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.    
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation. The suitability of your procedures and any specific risks may be determined during you #consultation.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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How Long After a Hysterectomy is It Safe to Get a Mommy Makeover?

It is more and more common to get a tummy tuck at the same time as a hysterectomy.  Although it seems there is a slight increased risk of infection, it is not so high that I discourage the combination.  It is just a matter of being well informed.  I would generally not recommend also adding a breast procedure at the same time.

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Garrett A. Wirth, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy makeover, hysterectomy breast surgery tummy tuck


 If your OB-GYN doctor feels that the combination procedures are safe for you, then it would be my recommendation that you do the combination procedure. 

 Unless you are very large or need a breast reduction, then breast and body surgery can all be done at the same time.  I do not feel that an extra hour or so on your breasts combined with the tummy tuck and lipo would cause much of a difficulty.  I understand that it sounds risky but you need to compare this to multiple anesthesia risks.  These too can be argued are very small.

  Case by case basis.  If you are a smaller mom with a 1 1/2 hour tummy tuck and an hour breast surgery, why not.  If you need more extensive body contouring and breast contouring, then perhaps break them up. 

  There is no question as far as cost that a combined surgery will save a significant amount of money but this should not be the primary reason for combining. 

Steven M. Lynch, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck and Hysterectomy Together?

Thank you for the question.

Assuming you are in good health and medically “cleared” for a longer procedure than these two procedures can be  safely done at the same time.  I would personally  not do more than these two ( for example no additional breast surgery)  at the same time.

I hope this helps.


Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Combining a mommy makeover and hysterectomy

Combining a hysterectomy with an abdominoplasty is safe and frequent procedure. If however, you wish to add breast surgery such as a breast lift or breast augment, it might be best to wait and do the breast surgery a few months after the abdominal surgery. Too much surgery at one time will increase your risk of complications. Also doing the procedures separately might save you some money since the breast surgery can be done in an out-patient facility.

Robert M. Jensen, MD
Medford Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy makeover and hysterectomy

The most common aesthetic procedure that is performed at the same time as a hysterectomy is an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)  If the patient is deemed by the plastic surgeon, to be a good candidate from a health and safety standpoint.  These two procedures can be combined effectively.  If the procedures are to be done separately, I would suggest waiting several months between the hysterectomy and the abdominoplasty.

Sean A. Simon, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy Makeover and Hysterectomy

If you are in good health, I would usually perform your mommy makeover at the same time as your hysterectomy. This creates only one recovery period and may reduce hospital fees as insurance usually will pay for your time in the hospital. Coordination is important between your surgeons and total operating time would be a factor in making the final decision

Richard Linderman, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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