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If you have recently been pregnant or experienced a significant amount of weight loss, you may find that your curves are not quite as flattering as they once were. Plastic surgery can be an excellent option for regaining your figure, specifically through procedures such as the tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Some patients may prefer to have just one of these procedures, but for others, it makes sense to have both surgeries performed at the same time.

Learn more about the benefits of combining your tummy tuck with a breast augmentation procedure.

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a type of plastic surgery that targets the abdominal area. During this procedure, your surgeon will eliminate extra fat and pull tight any loose, sagging skin around your belly. A tummy tuck may also involve fortifying the muscular wall of your stomach, which can often become damaged during pregnancy.

Ultimately, a tummy tuck can be a good option for those who have a healthy body weight but lack a toned, flat abdominal area.


What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a type of plastic surgery that seeks to enhance breast volume. This is a procedure that is primarily for women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts.

Breast augmentation is often done with implants, which can add to the volume of your breasts and achieve a natural-looking effect. Alternatively, some women prefer breast augmentation via a fat graft, where extra tissue is harvested from the thighs or buttocks and used to construct new breasts.


Why Combine the Two Procedures?

There are a number of benefits to having a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck performed at the same time.

Less Time in the Surgeon’s Office

Instead of having to schedule two separate procedures, you can have everything done at one time. This reduces the amount of time you need to take off from work, the amount of help you need with childcare and household chores, etc.

Less Time Under Anesthesia

While anesthesia helps ensure a comfortable procedure, it does come with some risks. And, it can lead to an extended recovery time. Combining procedures to go under anesthesia once is a good way to minimize any adverse effects.

Faster Recovery

Following any surgical procedure, you will need to give your body some time to rest and heal. This means spending time away from work, and pausing exercise and other strenuous activities. Having a single surgery creates a single recovery time, meaning you can get back to your normal activities more quickly.

Save Money

The specific cost can vary, but will usually encompass the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia costs, facility costs, and more. When you combine two procedures into a single surgery, you can consolidate costs, paying less than you would if you had your tummy tuck and breast augmentation performed separately.

Achieve Results More Quickly

One of the main reasons to combine procedures is so you can enjoy results more quickly. Keep in mind that, following a tummy tuck, you will need to spend several months recovering before you are physically strong enough to have breast augmentation. Combining the procedures means less time before you can enjoy your new curves and flattering physique.

Personalize Your Results

Many women prefer to combine surgeries into a full “mommy makeover,” which allows the chance to add in other surgeries to achieve the intended outcome. For example, along with your tummy tuck and breast augmentation, you can talk to your plastic surgeon about having a breast lift, liposuction, etc.


Find Out More About Achieving Your Plastic Surgery Goals

Having a tummy tuck and breast augmentation performed at the same time can be a smart way to achieve beautiful, natural-looking curves in a safe and convenient way. Learn more about the advantages of combining procedures by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hopkins at (972) 298-6641.