Mini Tummy Tuck and breast lift too much at once?

I had consult with doctor who said I could do breast lift and tummy tuck all in one surgery that he estimated to take 4 hours.. At first I was All about this but now I am feeling apprehensive about such a long surgery at one time and then sending me home. Is it better/safer to do 2 separate procedures, I know financially it is better to do at once but I want to error on the side of caution. Also recovering from 2 areas at once seems like ALOT... Please advise.. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 24

Tummy tuck and breast lift can form part of a mommy makeover.

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It’s understandable that you would have concerns about having more than one type of plastic surgery done at once, but rest assured that both tummy tucks and breast lifts are commonly carried out as part of a mommy makeover. In fact, it’s not unusual for more than two procedures to be done together. However, your personal circumstances will have an effect on what is suitable and safe for you, so your first step should be consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide advice specific to your needs.

Eugene Plastic Surgeon

Combination surgery

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It is always difficult to comment without seeing photos and ideally examining you. The combination surgery you suggest is commonly performed and it might be worth speaking to previous patients who have had this combination. Of course you could separate the two if you have concerns. 

Gary L. Ross, MBChB, FRCS
Manchester Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Mini Tummy Tuck and breast lift too much at once?

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Hello, Dear thank you so much for your questions and concerns.

The first thing to consider and most importantly before any individual or combined intervention is the state of health of the patient and is necessary to evaluate individually and with the necessary examinations to manage complications and generate a state postoperative less painful and rapid healing.

In addition, it should take into account the physical and psychological conditions of the patient, as much of this will depend recovery.

If you want to perform various cosmetic procedures, the ideal is to assist cosmetic surgery clinics serious, professional and guaranteed, request an appointment valuation and professional plastic surgeon evaluate the types of interventions you want as your physical condition and health, to see whether or not feasible to perform at the same time.

Best regards!

Ramon Morales, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

Multiple procedures

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Thank you for your question.  This is safe to do so as long as you are a good surgical candidate.  These are procedures that are commonly done together.  Be sure you are seeing in a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best of luck to you!

Shahin Fazilat, MD, FACS
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Mommy Makeover

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Thank you for your question. It's difficult to give exact recommendations without more information on your health. Generally speaking, it is safe to undergo a breast lift at the same time as a tummy tuck procedure. That said, make sure you are working with a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in these areas. 

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

Dr. Derby Sang

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Thank you for your question.

Combining procedures is very common in plastic surgery, these two procedures can be safely performed.

Best of luck

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 99 reviews

Multiple procedures, some advices:

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Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.

For safety reasons, to be a good candidate for the procedures you want at the same time, your labs and cardiovascular preoperative evaluation must be optimal.
Therefore, you must be a healthy person, within an appropriate BMI and no history of diseases that increase the surgical / anesthetic risk degree.
Finally, I recommend you a skilled certified plastic surgeon in body contouring surgery and experienced in cases like yours where the planned operating time is less than five hours.

Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.- 

Emmanuel Mallol Cotes, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 372 reviews

Mini-tummy tuck and breast lift all at same time?

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Thank you for asking about your tummy tuck and breast lift.

  • I understand your anxiety but I think these two procedures are fine at the same time.
  • We know that the safe limit of surgery is 6 hours so you are well inside the safe limit.
  • Also a breast lift usually causes very little pain. It is unlikely to make your recovery more stressful.
  • Today people often go home after major surgery and do very well - if they have the help they need.
  • That said, discuss your concerns with your own surgeon too and in the end, do what seems better for you.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Mini Tummy Tuck and breast lift too much at once?

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Hi.. thank you for the question... This is very common combination of procedures, it is safe depending on the health condition of the patient. If the patient is healthy and the complete blood count its normal this could be done.

Luis A. Mejia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 83 reviews

Mommy makeover question

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Hello and thank you for the question. Yes, it is commonly done to combine breast and tummy procedures at the same time. This is called the mommy makeover. It does take longer and you should consider 2 weeks off of work to recover. 

The safety depends on multiple factors. Your underlying health, surgical technique, type of anesthesia, and type of facility that is used. 

However, this is a procedure performed everyday in the US. 

You should have several consultations with board certified plastic surgeons before making any final decisions. 

As always, best to be healthy, no smoking, and make sure any health concerns you have are managed by your primary care md. 

Best to you.

Bennett Yang, MD
Rockville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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