Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation

What are some of the benefits of a tummy tuck and breast augmentation combination surgery?
When two plastic surgery procedures are done simultaneously there are reduced costs to the patient in several ways. First, the surgeon has reduced costs associated with the surgical room and anesthesia so be sure to ask your surgeon to pass these savings on to you. Most surgeons DO offer package pricing when you receive two or more procedures. Second is the cost in medications and pre operative examinations. One surgery means having to purchase these items only once! Most importantly you also save time and the cost of not working. Recovery times vary but typically you will need to schedule a minimum of two weeks off from work and your normal household duties.

Are these procedures right for me?

A breast augmentation and tummy tuck is commonly put together by plastic surgeons in a package price.For many women, these are the perfect two procedures needed to get back into that bikini again!

This technique is used in the following situations.

  • There is excess skin in the abdominal area.
  • Muscle repair is needed to abdomen.
  • Small/medium breasts that have the correct nipple location.
  • Excessive stretch marks on the stomach.
  • Patient has drooping breasts.
  • Patient must be in good health as any collection of surgeries is harder on the body that a single procedure.

Helpful hints for getting the best results.

  • Be in the best health possible before your surgery.
  • Do not participate in any extreme diets, which could decrease your iron count and make your immune system weak.
  • Exercise three times a week or as recommended by your doctor.
  • Eat a well balanced diet, take vitamins and mineral supplements, increase your vitamin C intake if possible.
  • Prepare your skin by drinking lots of water and lathering it in lotions. There are some lotions that help prevent stretch marks.
  • Ask your surgeon about supplements such as Arnica Montana or bromelin.

Quit Smoking at least one month before your surgeon and plan on not smoking for two months or more after. Smoking exponentially increases your risk of complications, slows the healing process and affects the final results.


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