Is a Tummy Tuck and a Breast Implant with Lift to Risky to Do in One Procedure?

Combining breast augmentation and tummy tuck


Combining two moderate operations is a matter of scale, proportion, and complexity. We always weigh efficiency of the time savings of combining operations versus the increased risk and stress and possibly tougher recovery.

If it patient’s ambitions for augmentation are modest and she is very suitable for an abdominoplasty, i.e., good muscle tone and largely lax skin without a great deal of fat, then the operations being combined is generally a pretty good fit.

Naturally making these pronouncements at a distance without seeing a patient must be followed by an in-person evaluation. Best of luck!


Dan Downey MD FACS

Downey Plastic Surgery

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