More and more women are choosing to have a tummy tuck at the same time as they undergo breast augmentation. This process is known in the US as a ‘mommy makeover’.
Whether due to childbirth or a dramatic weight loss, many women become unhappy with the loose, sagging skin on their stomachs at the same time as they long for fuller, more rounded breasts. Choosing to combine the two surgeries has a number of benefits that women are quick to appreciate.
A more pleasing outcome
If you are unhappy with your drooping breasts, you will not fail to be delighted with your breast augmentation surgery; however, your pert new breasts are likely to draw your attention to loose and unsightly skin around your mid-section, leading to feelings of dissatisfaction and a potentially poor body image.
By the same token, a tummy tuck – sometimes performed in conjunction with liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat – will create smooth skin around your midriff, which can quickly lead to a feeling of disappointment that your breasts are not in keeping with your sleek new look.
Combining the surgeries means that your torso will look firm, uplifted and smoothed in all the right places once you are on the road to recovery and you will be absolutely delighted with the result.
Save time and money
Nobody likes to spend more than they need to and combining your tummy tuck with a breast augmentation can save you considerable expense in the long term. Having two or more procedures at the same time means you only need to book in for one surgery; in turn, this means just one set of operating costs rather than paying out on two separate occasions. You will also only need one dose of anaesthesia, which again could represent a considerable cost saving.
If you have one combined surgery, you can plan for one single recovery period. Depending on the amount of work required, you may need a slightly longer recovery period than if you were recovering from a single procedure; however, it will still take up significantly less of your time than if you were to arrange two separate surgeries.
Ask your surgeon to talk you through the options so that you can be clear about what to expect before deciding whether a combined procedure is appropriate for you. He or she may be able to suggest other procedures, such as liposuction, that will add further benefits and improve the overall look of your body. You can tailor your procedures to suit your exact requirements, meaning that you can budget your time and your cash to suit your own circumstances for a completely bespoke cosmetic surgery service.