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How safe is it to have breast reduction and a tummy tuck at the same time?
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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. :).

In brief: 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. :).
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Marc Klein
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Generally safe
It is generally safe, though surgeries do have a little more risk when they are over 6 hours, such as slight increases in DVT risk.
If your surgeon has an assistant, the two can be done in a reasonable time.

In brief: Generally safe
It is generally safe, though surgeries do have a little more risk when they are over 6 hours, such as slight increases in DVT risk.
If your surgeon has an assistant, the two can be done in a reasonable time.
Dr. Marc Klein
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Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Safe w/ Precautions
It is safe with precautions.
These are 2 major surgeries done at once. There is increased risk of blood clots when another procedure is combined with a tuck, but these 2 procedures are commonly done together. Make sure you stay hydrated the week b&a surgery, ask that pneumatic stockings be used on your legs during surgery & post op if possible. Use compression hose post op and walk frequently.

In brief: Safe w/ Precautions
It is safe with precautions.
These are 2 major surgeries done at once. There is increased risk of blood clots when another procedure is combined with a tuck, but these 2 procedures are commonly done together. Make sure you stay hydrated the week b&a surgery, ask that pneumatic stockings be used on your legs during surgery & post op if possible. Use compression hose post op and walk frequently.
Dr. D'arcy Honeycutt
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes but some risks
This is a quite common combination of procedures but they vary tremendously in extent with some as short as 3 hours and others taking well beyond 6.
I would discuss the procedures and your candidacy with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience.

In brief: Yes but some risks
This is a quite common combination of procedures but they vary tremendously in extent with some as short as 3 hours and others taking well beyond 6.
I would discuss the procedures and your candidacy with a board certified plastic surgeon with experience.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Me: not recommended
Breast reduction is all about pushing up and abdominoplasty is all about pulling down so they can be difficult to combine.
These can both be sizable surgeries and so the risk would not be worth it in most cases. Small reductions might be combined with a small abdominoplasty but giving the body too many big areas to heal at once is never a good idea, in my opinion.

In brief: Me: not recommended
Breast reduction is all about pushing up and abdominoplasty is all about pulling down so they can be difficult to combine.
These can both be sizable surgeries and so the risk would not be worth it in most cases. Small reductions might be combined with a small abdominoplasty but giving the body too many big areas to heal at once is never a good idea, in my opinion.
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Relative
This all depends on your health and the skill of the surgeon.
Both of these are major surgeries and have complications that can be associated with them. The longer you are under anesthesia the higher the risk. That being said if you are healthy, a non smoker and not significantly overweight it can be done.

In brief: Relative
This all depends on your health and the skill of the surgeon.
Both of these are major surgeries and have complications that can be associated with them. The longer you are under anesthesia the higher the risk. That being said if you are healthy, a non smoker and not significantly overweight it can be done.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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