Post massive weight loss body contouring
Hello and thank you for your question. Congratulations on your weight loss. I specialize in post massive weight loss body contouring. I frequently perform not only 2 but 3 procedures together. You may actually need a lower body lift rather than a tummy tuck if you have laxity along the outside of your thighs and or your buttocks have lost their fullness and may have dropped as well.I agree with you that you need to find a ps who performs many of these procedures with a good track record. Peter Fisher M.D
A tummy tuck and arm lift
In most cases, this combination of surgeries can be performed together very safely. There are many variables that may lead the surgeon to be more or less enthusiastic about the combination procedures. You need to see a board-certified plastic surgeon, as you say, experienced in these procedures, for an evaluation to see if this is the right way to proceed for you.
These procedures can be combined if:
1- you are generally healthy and can tolerate a long procedure
2- you spend the night in the hospital
3- neither area is complicated or excessively severe in nature requiring a longer intervention
Always visit with a surgeon certified by the American Board of plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
Combined Procedure Recovery
These procedures can be combined provided you are healthy enough and prepared for the recovery. I encourage you to ask very specific questions regarding post procedure care to make sure you have a good understanding of what your limitations will be during recovery.
I have a very large experience treating weight loss patients. Congratulations. I commonly perform a lower body lift first and often treat the breasts and arms at the same time. If you are only doing the front of your abdomen, then having your arms treated at the same time can be done if you are otherwise healthy. But, I will say that many times the lap band balloon is deflated a bit before surgery to minimize indigestion after surgery. Best of luck.
Full tummy tuck and arm lift combined
Congrats on the weight loss. It is very common to perform these procedures together and is safe to do so if the surgeon commonly performs these procedures and you are in good health. I would recommend you see a board certified plastic surgeon who performs these regularly for a consultation
TT with Bilateral Brachioplasty
Without a consultation, it is difficult to give you sound medical advice. In general, an abdominoplasty can be coupled with a bilateral brachioplasty in the appropriate surgical candidate. Best wishes!
Hello and thank you for your question. Congratulations on your weight loss. If you are healthy, it is very common and safe to perform a tummy tuck and arm lift in the same surgery.
If you are an appropriate candidate, a tummy tuck be done through a low and short incision, all completely below the
bikini line. Your muscles can also be
plicated resulting in a flat abdomen. An arm lift can have dramatic results if you have loose skin. Make sure you
specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have
had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results. The
most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I
recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic
surgeon who can evaluate you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Typically, procedures can be combined if the surgical time is not too long, and the incisions will not affect the healing of each other.
This sounds like a reasonable request. Depending on the area to be treated, the size of the area, the amount of tissue to be removed, the amount of separation between the two areas in order to preserve the blood supply to both and maximize the wound healing potential, your general health, the amount of time each procedure will take, and the experience of the surgeon with combination procedures, it is possible to have more than one operation at the same time. The surgeon will need to discuss all of these issues with you and make a safe plan that will give you a well thought out, well executed operation with an excellent outcome.