Can I Get a Breast Lift and a Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

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Can I Get a Breast Lift and a Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?

The short answer to can I get a breast lift with a tummy tuck surgery is yes.

Combining a breast lift with a tummy tuck, often referred to as a “mommy makeover,” offers an attractive option for women looking to address multiple areas of concern simultaneously. This comprehensive approach not only transforms the appearance but also reduces recovery time. But along with the benefits, there are certain factors that you need to consider before deciding on combined surgery.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits and considerations of undergoing combined surgery.

Understanding the Procedures

Before proceeding further, let’s understand what breast lift and tummy tuck procedures include.

A breast lift is a surgical procedure to reshape sagging breasts. It repositions the breast tissue, nipple, and areola to a more youthful and elevated position, enhancing the breast’s shape.

On the other hand, a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, addresses excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, along with the tightening of weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

Both these procedures are beneficial for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or the after-effects of pregnancy.

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    Benefits of Combining Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck

    Here are the compelling benefits of combining breast lift and tummy tuck procedures:

    Efficiency and Convenience: Undergoing both breast lift and tummy tuck simultaneously means both surgeries will be performed on the same day, under one anesthesia administration. Undergoing two procedures in one surgery means a single recovery period, potentially saving weeks overall. This will be more convenient for those with tight schedules.

    Transformative Results: Combining breast lift and tummy tuck surgery allows for a more dramatic and comprehensive transformation. By addressing the breasts and abdomen at the same time, you can achieve a more harmonious and proportionate body shape.

    Cost-Effectiveness: While the initial cost of combining procedures may be higher, the final price can be less expensive than if each surgery were performed individually due to decreased expenses for anesthesia, facility utilization, and other surgical costs.

    Consideration for Combined Surgeries

    While the benefits are apparent, several important facts should be considered before choosing for combination surgery. These factors may include:

    Surgical Time: Combining two procedures results in longer surgery times, as both a tummy tuck and a breast lift require extensive incisions. Closing these incisions carefully to ensure optimal results requires considerable time.

    Scars: The tummy tuck technique involves stretching the skin downwards, which can exert pressure on the scars from a breast lift. Therefore, minimizing strain and tension on any surgical wound is essential to avoid the stretching and deterioration of scars, ensuring they heal better and remain less noticeable. Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon in India to prevent this issue.

    Post-Operative Care: After undergoing a tummy tuck, using your abdominal muscles can be challenging; instead, you will have to depend on your arms for support when getting up from bed. Conversely, a breast lift recommends that you refrain from using your arms for pulling or lifting for approximately two weeks. These limitations can complicate the recovery process when both procedures are performed simultaneously.

    Also, you should be in overall good health and a non-smoker to achieve the desired outcomes from combined procedures.

    It’s better to have a detailed discussion with your plastic surgeon to know whether you can get a tummy tuck surgery with a breast lift.

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 13 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email:

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