April 30, 2010
Mommy Makeovers can be completed in one setting.
Sacramento California – Plastic Surgery. A common question we get asked this time of year, “Can I have a breast augmentation at the same time as my tummy tuck?” This is a question that will require a consultation and thorough medical examination in order to make a thoughtful, educated decision and answer to the question specifically. Certainly it is an individual decision and you must be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon in order for a decision to be made, however it has become increasingly common for breast augmentation and abdominoplasty to be combined into one setting – a “mommy makeover”. Many journal articles and studies have been done looking at this issue in regards to safety and results with the conclusion being that it is safe and effective to combine multiple surgical procedures at one time. This avoids the multiple anesthetics and multiple recovery times. Abdominoplasty is the procedure that is associated with a higher unexpected outcomes such as wound healing irregularities and deep venous thrombosis or hypertophic scarring and need for scar revision. In a look at our numbers from last year more than half of all patients had more than one procedure performed at a time with no correlation to unexpected outcomes. Most commonly the second procedure was liposuction. This being said it still a medical decision that can only be made after some consideration with the emphasis being placed on your safety first.