Breast enlargement and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) are two of the most popular body contouring procedures performed in the United States. They are also most commonly performed on the same demographic group. Over 60% of breast enlargements and approximately 75% of tummy tucks are performed on women aged 30-50, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Many women might consider having the procedure performed at the same time because of several possible benefits:
- Reduced cost
- Shortened healing time
- Less time off from work
With simultaneous procedures, it seems like a woman could see significant benefits. However, is it safe to have multiple procedures at the same time?
Yes, according to a report published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, which covers 268 combined breast enlargement / tummy tuck procedures performed over a ten-year period from 1997 to 2007. According to the results, the incidence of complications was comparable for the combined procedure and for breast enlargement alone. This report of cases indicates that combining breast enlargement with a tummy tuck may be a good option for some patients.