Tummy Tuck And Breast Lift: All-In One Surgery

April 16, 2024

Tummy Tuck And Breast Lift Surgery

It’s common for the patients we see at Providence Plastic Surgery to not know what type of procedure they need. What they often know is the type of result they hope to achieve.  It is critical to articulate that to your plastic surgeon.

You may want your pre-pregnancy body back, or perhaps you just want to add a little volume to your breasts or buttocks. In short, as long as you have a result in mind,  Dr. Andrew Gear will help guide you toward the optimal combination of procedures to attain those results, whether that be a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, fat grafting or BBL or some other procedure.

While some patients choose to get individual procedures done, others may choose to get multiple procedures done at the same time. This is especially true with our breast surgery clients; breast augmentation helps to add volume while a breast lift can change the shape and appearance of your breasts. In many cases, both are required to provide optimal results.

Having multiple procedures done at once is common at Providence Plastic Surgery, we see this a lot with the Mommy Makeover procedure, which often includes a tummy tuck and breast surgery done simultaneously.  These procedures work great together to help you get back to your pre-pregnancy figure, offering a firmer mid-section and more youthful breasts.

If that’s the aesthetic outcome you’re looking for—if what you ultimately want is just to look and feel the way you did before having kids—then having these two procedures done at once is simple and logical. In fact, combining your tummy tuck and breast lift can yield many benefits.

Benefits Of Tummy Tuck And Breast Surgery Together

There’s a few different benefits with having tummy tuck and breast surgery together. Below, you’ll find a list of each benefit and our thoughts on each.

(1) Less Time To Recover

If you have a single surgery, you’re going to have a single recovery period for that procedure. If you choose to get a tummy tuck and breast lift at the same time, you’ll be able to recover from both procedures at the same time.

It generally takes a few days to get close to normal after a Mommy Makeover. You’ll need a few weeks to get all the way back to 100 percent.

Dr. Gear’s Mommy Makeover recovery plan helps women recover faster than other surgeons. Our pain management options will help you reduce any pain or discomfort you’re experiencing. You will have a small window where you’ll be physically limited with mobility.

If you’re planning to get a Mommy Makeover surgery or other procedures, you may want to consider planning it when your spouse, partner, parent, or sibling can stay at home to help you out. You’re going to be sore and it’ll be much easier on you if you have someone to help for a day or two.

But to the point, you’re only going to have one recovery time versus getting multiple surgeries individually which would result in having multiple recovery periods.

(2) Help With The Psychological Side Effects

Surgery can have psychological effects on you, it’s not popular to discuss but it’s true nonetheless. Choosing to have your tummy tuck and breast surgery done simultaneously may make it easier on you to avoid some of the psychological issues that women face as they have surgical procedures done.

Here’s my point: If you choose to have multiple procedures done but choose to space them out, you’re going to have an “in between” period where you haven’t yet reached your aesthetic goals. That can have a negative impact on you, some women may deal with some depression and body image negativity due to this.

By combining the procedures together for a single surgery session, you can achieve the full results you want, and hopefully, sidestep some of those problems.

(3) Less Time Under Anesthesia

One benefit to having your tummy tuck and breast surgery done at the same time is that you’re going to spend less time under anesthesia, that’s definitely a benefit.

While they are separate procedures, our plastic surgeon can do them in a single session, that means you only must be prepped for surgery and put under one time.

While we make extensive efforts to ensure that the anesthesia process is smooth and safe, it inevitably entails minor risks and requires some time for recovery. Whenever feasible, reducing your exposure to anesthesia is recommended.

(4) A Personalized, All-Inclusive Surgical Package

Having these plastic surgery procedures done at once is a benefit, your tummy tuck and breast lift done at the same time is that you get a personalized, all-in-one package.

You may be asking, “what does that mean?” Let’s put it this way: You’ll have the opportunity to sit down with your plastic surgeon and let him/her know exactly what you hope to achieve in terms of your physical appearance. Once your plastic surgeon knows what you’re trying to achieve, they can help you create the best plan for achieving the desired results, even showing you some images and projections to ensure everyone is clear on what needs to happen to get to that end result.

We feel this is the best approach versus other solutions because it allows you to start with a vision, then find the best, safest, and quickest way to achieve it.

(5) You Can Get the Body You Want

Lastly and most important, with a tummy tuck and a breast lift done simultaneously, it can help you get the body you’re after, helping you to undo some of the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and motherhood.

That’s exactly why we call it the Mommy Makeover: They represent one of the most effective ways to look and feel like your “the old you” again. This is why so many women desire it, it builds confidence, self-assurance, and self-respect.

Learn More About the Mommy Makeover

If you’ve thought about getting a Mommy Makeover or are curious about the results you can achieve by combining the tummy tuck and breast lift, we invite you to contact our office. The first step is sitting down with surgeon Dr. Andrew Gear and letting him know what you hope to achieve.

You and Dr. Gear will have the opportunity to go over all the options available to you, show you some before and after images, and also make sure you’re a viable candidate for a safe and effective Mommy Makeover. We have a deep passion for helping our clients achieve their desired outcome, but we also want to make sure we keep you safe.

Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center has a long track record of helping moms get flatter tummies, more youthful breasts, and whatever other cosmetic effects they seek. We are well known throughout the area for our emphasis on individualization as well as patient safety.

We encourage you to learn more about the benefits of having a tummy tuck and breast lift, along with any additional procedures or injections. The first step is clicking this link to fill out your consultation form. You can also reach us directly by calling 704-771-1790