Many body contouring patients in my practice are interested in multiple operations. The most common areas of concern are the breasts and the abdomen. This makes sense, as these two anatomic regions tend to bear the brunt of weight gain and loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and gravity.
How do we decide whether or not operations can be combined? The main factor in determining whether or not breast and body surgery can be perfored in the same setting is patient safety. Consideration of the amount of time required for a given operation, an individual's medical history, and the surgical goals of a particular operation are all factors.
Plastic surgeons typically try to keep elective operations under 5-6 hours in length. In my practice, I prefer to keep total operative time under 3.5 hours. Research shows that shorter operations have a lower risk of infection, blood clots, and anesthesia issues. In my practice, this is paramount.
Within this framework, I am able to combine breast and body operations in select patients, as in the weight loss patient above, who underwent breast lift (mastopexy) and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with excellent results.
For inquiries about body contouring, weight loss plastic surgery, mommy makeover, or other combination operations, please call my office at 212-452-2400, or email info@LaraDevganMD.com.