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How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?

It can be.: Surgery varies in extent between patients. As long as the two operations are not quite extensive and the patient is healthy, doing them concurrently can be safe. It can make recovery a bit of a bigger deal though. :). ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

Has anybody had a breast reduction and 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 more

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Can I have have breast reduction and lipo tummy tuck at the same time?

Can I have have breast reduction and lipo tummy tuck at the same time?

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 more

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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?

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?

First talk to: Your family doctor who will recommend you a plastic surgeon , you need medical clearance , both are cosmetic procedures your medical insurance will not cover such surgeries ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

What is the recovery time for breast reduction and tummy tuck?

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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I'm wondering how much time should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

I'm wondering how much time should I wait between a tummy tuck and breast surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Tummy Tuck (Definition)

A tummy tuck involves enhancing the appearance of the abdomen. In order to provide the best results there is skin resection, liposuction and muscle tightening ...Read more