Can you have a tummy tuck and a breast lift at the same time?
This is a common question we get from patients at our practice. Fortunately, it has a relatively easy answer.
In brief, yes, you can undergo a surgery that includes both a breast lift and a tummy tuck. Most of the time, these two procedures will occur together in a procedure we call a “mommy makeover”. Of course, this isn’t always the case.
Below, we’ll outline everything you need to know about getting a tummy tuck with breast lift.
Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift Surgery
Let’s briefly go over a few of the basics first. For starters, what do each of these procedures actually entail?
What Is a Tummy Tuck?
Tummy tuck surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to restore the midsection.
Loose skin is removed, and the remaining skin is smoothed with natural contours. The abdominal muscles are tightened. In some cases, the navel will need to be relocated as well. Tummy tuck surgery is common after patients have lost large amounts of weight or had children.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery does exactly what you think it does: lifts the breasts.
Unlike breast augmentation, which adds volume to the breasts with implants, a breast lift uses the tissue the patient already has and repositions it so that the nipples are higher and the breasts themselves look higher and perkier. No extra volume is added with a simple lift.
What to Expect From Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck Surgery
If you choose to undergo a surgery that includes both a breast lift and a tummy tuck, keep in mind that these are two surgeries that are commonly included in a mommy makeover.
The term “mommy makeover” refers to a combination surgery involving more than one procedure. They are often recommended for moms who’ve had children and experienced some of the negative effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. For example, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, separated abdominal muscles, and pockets of excess fat are just a few of the issues treated by mommy makeovers.
Of course, a mommy makeover can include many different combinations of surgeries. Additionally, it should go without saying that you don’t have to be a mom to get a mommy makeover. If you’re someone who’s never had children but you still desire a breast lift and tummy tuck surgery, this is certainly an option.
Undergoing two major surgeries at once like this can be done. Just remember that the recovery time will be longer and more intense than it would be after one procedure alone. More of your body will be sore and tight, and your mobility will be even more limited, meaning you’ll definitely require in-home help for at least a week after surgery.
If any of these factors are a problem for you, you may also consider getting one surgery at a time.
Breast Lift With Tummy Tuck FAQs
How painful is a tummy tuck and breast lift?
You will certainly experience some discomfort after a tummy tuck and breast lift. Most of your soreness will be experienced over the first few days post-surgery.
From there, you should experience improvements day by day. Pain medication and other at-home techniques can help mitigate discomfort after breast lift with tummy tuck surgery.
Where can I get a tummy tuck and breast lift near me?
If you Live in the New York City area or are willing to travel to NYC, Dr. Matthew Schulman performs tummy tuck and breast lift surgery.
What is the tummy tuck breast lift recovery time?
Most patients will be able to return to work after one to two weeks, but it will generally take four to six weeks before you can return to exercise and other daily activities.
What is the estimated mommy makeover cost 2022?
It is usually too difficult to estimate the cost of a mommy makeover because there are so many different iterations of the surgery. It’s best to book a consultation appointment to learn more about the cost of money makeover surgery.
Does a breast lift lift your stomach?
No, a breast lift will not lift your stomach. However, you may achieve a slimmer overall appearance throughout your midsection because your breasts will be lifted away from your waist, creating the look of a slimmer abdomen.
Should I get a breast lift or tummy tuck first?
If you plan to undergo breast lift surgery and tummy tuck surgery on two separate occasions, we advise making your first surgery the one that targets the area you are most uncomfortable with.
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Want to learn more about breast lift with tummy tuck surgery? Whether you’re interested in a breast lift with tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck, a breast augmentation with tummy tuck, or any other combination of procedures, NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman would be happy to speak with you about your options.
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