Two plastic surgery procedures often combined into one operation are breast augmentation and tummy tuck. This combination is sometimes referred to as a “mommy makeover.” Here, esteemed Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Sanders discusses the advantages to combining breast augmentation and tummy tuck into a single operation.
Comprehensively Reverse the Effects of Pregnancy and Nursing
Combining breast augmentation and tummy tuck is an excellent way to comprehensively reverse the effects of pregnancy and nursing that cannot be targeted with diet and exercise. Dr. Sanders sees a lot of moms that are in good shape and look fit after having children, but still have reminders of pregnancy and nursing in the breast and abdominal areas.
Breast augmentation uses saline or silicone implants to add shape and volume to breasts that have flattened or “deflated” after breastfeeding. Tummy tuck removes loose, saggy skin and fat from the lower abdomen, and repairs damaged or separated muscles. Liposuction techniques are used during tummy tuck to sculpt and shape the stomach. The result of this combination procedure is larger, fuller breasts with a flat, firm tummy.
Enjoy the Hourglass Figure You’ve Always Wanted
Breast augmentation and tummy tuck can help women that haven’t had children but still want a beautiful figure (including women that have lost weight, perhaps through bariatric surgery). One of the most coveted body shapes is the hourglass, characterized by a slender waist, ample breasts and full bottom. Combining the placement of breast implants with contouring of the waist is a great way to highlight the body’s curves and achieve a beautiful hourglass shape. The implants fill out the bust, while tummy tuck narrows the waistline.
Combining procedures like tummy tuck and breast augmentation into a single operation (rather than spacing them out into separate operations) is convenient for practical reasons. Having both procedures performed at the same time combines the recovery times into one, saving you about two weeks in total recovery time. It can also save patients money on facility fees and anesthesiologist fees.
Consult with Dr. Sanders
The best way to determine whether you would benefit from combination breast augmentation-tummy tuck surgery is to consult with a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Sanders invites you to book a consultation at his Los Angeles-area practice. Call or email us today to make an appointment.