Are Multiple Procedures Safe in a Mommy Makeover?September 17, 2015
A mommy makeover typically encompasses several operations, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, labiaplasty, breast lift, and breast augmentation. Many patients elect to have a combination of these procedures performed at the same time to decrease cost and to enjoy a single recovery period. This approach is usually quite safe, but it is not for every patient. It is critical to discuss the pros and cons with your board-certified plastic surgeon.
Age, fitness level, smoking status, medications, previous operations and previous medical conditions are strongly considered when deciding how much surgery to perform at one time. Many surgeons and anesthesiologists prefer not to surpass six hours of general anesthesia in an elective outpatient setting.
The estimated amount of liposuction and the scale of each individual procedure must be factored as well. The surgical team uses these parameters to evaluate each patient’s fluid requirements, breathing abilities and need for pain medications.
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, our team will evaluate your pre-operative status and discuss all your options with you. A safe procedure with great results is our top priority!