Can a Mini Tummy Tuck, a Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction Be Performed in One Surgery?
Some Houston women consult with Dr. Craig because they have one particular problem area that they would like help with. Other women, especially mothers who are done having children, have multiple areas of their body they’d like to address. It’s common for Dr. Craig to be asked by potential patients if they can have a mini tummy tuck, a breast augmentation, and liposuction performed together to help streamline the recovery time and reduce fees such as facility fees, anesthesiology fees and so on. The answer is “Yes!” Commonly known as a Mommy Makeover, several Houston women have these procedures combined to rejuvenate their bodies and bring them as close as possible to their pre-pregnancy form.
Mommy Makeover: The Mini Tummy Tuck
If you have loose abdominal skin or a postpartum pooch that only appears below your belly button, you may want to incorporate a mini tummy tuck into your Mommy Makeover plan. This modified tummy tuck procedure uses a small C-Section like incision, usually above the pubic area, to stitch up your lower abdominal muscles, to remove that postpartum pooch, and eliminate the small amount of loose skin you may have hanging below your belly button.
Mommy Makeover: The Breast Augmentation
After pregnancy and/or breastfeeding, many Houston mothers find that their breasts have lost the volume they once had. This is normal. It can be corrected, though. A breast augmentation, either with silicone or saline implants, can help restore your lost breast volume. And if you want, you can even choose to go a little bigger than you were naturally before having children, too.
Mommy Makeover: Liposuction
Some Houston women think that liposuction is a weight loss procedure to help them lose all the baby weight. That is simply not the case. Liposuction is designed for women who are at or near their ideal weight but, despite diet and exercise, still have stubborn fatty deposits that just won’t go away.
The Many Benefits of Combining Multiple Surgical Procedures into a Mommy Makeover
While it may seem overwhelming to have three surgical procedures performed in one setting, it’s entirely common and safe for healthy Houston women who are non-smokers and are medically stable. In fact, there are several reasons you should consider combining a mini-tummy tuck, a breast augmentation and liposuction into a Mommy Makeover, including:
- Combining procedures helps you completely address your problem areas and rejuvenate your body in one surgical session;
- Combining procedures streamlines your recovery process; and
- Combining procedures reduce fees, such as surgical center facility fees, anesthesiology fees, and pre-op and post-op care fees.
Ask Dr. Craig All of Your Mommy Makeover Questions
If you’re considering combining a variety of body rejuvenation procedures into a Mommy Makeover, your next best step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig. During this initial appointment, Dr. Craig will examine your problem areas, record your full medical history to confirm you are healthy enough for a Mommy Makeover, explain your desired procedures to you, and answer any questions you have about combining surgeries into one session.
To schedule this initial appointment today, call our office near the Houston area at (713) 346-9909.