What Percentage of Your Patients Have Multi-procedures (Such As Lipo and Breast Reduction) at Once?

I think breast aug and tummy tuck is another common multi procedure. Just wondering how many people have both at once?

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Combining breast reduction with liposuction

Thank you for your question about combination cosmetic surgery, e.g. breast reduction and liposuction, tummy tucks with breast lifts or enlargement.

  • Most of my breast reductions include liposuction of the side of the chest since most women have excess fat here when their breasts are large.
  • Most of my tummy tuck patients also have a breast lift or other breast surgery.
  • The surgeon to be able to advise you about risks and minimize blood clots. At times, single procedures are best. Hope this helps. Best wishes.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Performing Multiple Procedures?

Thank you for the question. Combination surgical procedures are done on a routine basis. However,  it is best to evaluate each patient on an individualized basis. During this consultation process, after a complete history and physical, the SAFETY  of combining these surgical procedures becomes of paramount importance.  Factors such as selection of plastic surgeon,  exact procedures planned, estimated blood loss, duration of surgery,  recovery considerations, anesthesia provider, duration of surgery, surgery facility are all important  considerations.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Almost 95%  of  the  patients have  multiprocedures in  only   one  time  ,   this  depends   on  specials  conditions   of  each  patient    such as weight , comorbity(  wich  is presence  of  illness)   Condtions   as  overweight ,smoking ,  Asthma , Anemia     and  some others  limit  the  number    of  procedures    that  que  can  be  perform   in   a patient at the   same  time


Cynthia Disla, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Multiple procedures at one time

It is quite popular to have multiple procedures at one time. I would say more than 1/2 my patients combine procedures.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Combined Breast and Body Contouring Procedures

Breast and body contouring procedures are safely performed in one surgical setting in certain candidates. Patients must be of normal weight, nonsmokers, and free from medical problems. Your surgeon must also be able to perform the procedure efficiently to keep operating room times within safe limits.  Mommy makeover is a term that describes breast surgery combined with waistline contouring which may involve tummy tuck or liposuction. Breast surgery can involve augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction. In my practice, "mommy makeover" surgery is very common. So to answer your question, a high percentage, provided the patient is a good candidate.

Hayley Brown, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

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