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How Safe Is It To Have Breast Reduction And A Tummy Tuck At The Same Time
Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Possibly.: 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. Plastic surgeon, anesthesia provider, duration of surgery, surgery facility all important considerations. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Want to get tummy tuck and gynestomia breast reduction on the same surgery or at the same time. Is this possible and can u recommend someone in ny/nj?
Recovery times?: In general recovery from cosmetic abdominoplasty and breast reduction will take at least 4-6 weeks. Ask your plastic surgeon for specific advice as divarication recti repair or hernia repair may be harder to recover from for some patients. Initial or time is also a consideration if carrying out a full reduction and a full abdominoplasty as the risk of dvt/pe increases with longer procedures. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Is it possible to get a breast reduction and tummy tuck to reduce back pain? My back kills me most of the time, mainly my lower my weight has fluctuated a bit. I was 160 in high school and when i graduated and by the time i was 20 i was 211 pounds. Whe
Yes...: Combination surgical procedures are done regularly. 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. Best to achieve long-term stable weight prior to proceeding with surgery; make sure you have realistic expectations. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am going to get a breast reduction and would like to makemy belly smaller at the same time. Is just getting a panniculectomy done better for this type of procedure?
Depends: During abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) excess fat/skin is removed and abdominal wall muscles may be tightened. Panniculectomy only removes excess fat/skin bellow the level of umbilicus and the abdominal muscles are not tightened. Therefore decision between these procedures is based on what is the goal of the operation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck? Is it possible and/or advisable to have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck?
Yes, but: A given plastic surgeon may legitimately feel the answer is 'no' especially once individual circumstances are considered. Both procedures have post-op pain, but the physiological burden for a healthy patient is not too much. I have done the augmentation thru the tummy tuck incision under certain circumstances... ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Depends: For healthy low-risk people, the tummy tuck and the breast procedure can reasonably be combined at the same anesthetic (i.e. Breast biopsy, breast lift or breast implant). Otherwise, you can have it as soon as you are feeling well after the tummy tuck - probably about 4-6 weeks later. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had a breast reduction in 2008. I now have pneumonia and last night during a horrible coughing episode I felt a pop at the top of my abdomen close to my right breast followed by extreme burning that radiated half way down my abdomen and to the side. Tod
How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc
Generally Safe: Yes, breast and tummy tuck surgery are frequently performed together. However, each patient's “situation” is evaluated individually, with emphasis placed on safety of having the combination procedures. Patient's medical condition and duration of surgery are considered. The safety record of the anesthesiologist and that of the fully accredited surgery facility should be asked about also. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
What to do if i want to have my belly flab removed and a breast reduction and that belly band put on my stomach.?
First things first: If you are over weight and need to have bariatric surgery - best to just do the lap-band or other bariatric (weight loss) procedure first. Then one does secondary reconstruction. ...Read more
Would you know if insurance would cover a breast reduction due to raw oozing infections I get under my 36 dd breasts. It also produces yeast and fungus wit odor. Same thing happens in the apron part of my belly. Wouls insurace cover surgery to teduce my
Perhaps: Every insurance plan is different but in general breast reduction is covered in women with substantially large breasts who have symptoms and have failed non-surgical treatment. The mention of 36dd breasts in the same paragraph with an abdominal apron suggests weight loss may be even more beneficial than a breast reduction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a breast reduction 10-1-13. Stomach very bloated. Still on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tabs. Had a bm today. Is this normal? How long will bloating last?
Belly bloat is ok: Following breast surgery there is a tremendous amount of swelling around the breasts. And where does it go? South! gravity causes the flow of edema fluid down into the tissues of the abdominal wall. This also occurs to a lesser extent with breast augmentation. Walking and gentle movements of the arms will help decrease the buildup of swelling and minimize this "bloating". Should be better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most breast implants are now placed under the chest muscles and do not disrupt the breast tissue so breastfeeding is usually not a problem. If not placed under the muscle, then it depends where the incisions were on the breast. Pregnancy is ok after a tummy tuck but it will expand again and likely not return to the way it looked after the tummy tuck. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
How long do you have to wait to go back to work after getting a tummy tuck and breast augmentation?
Very common: Patient safety is the most important consideration with these types of procedures. Patients often want many things done at once. It is very common and safe to perform breast surgery and abdominoplasty at the same time. However, each patient must be evaluated carefully by a board certified plastic surgeon and the risks fully explained. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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