Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is one of the most popular body procedures in the United States. Women and men with loose abdominal skin, outstretched muscles, and stubborn fat can eliminate these concerns with abdominoplasty. The procedure corrects abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti) and may remove stretch marks from the lower abdomen. However, people with these concerns in their midsection often have other cosmetic issues, such as loose skin along their thighs, drooping breasts, or stubborn upper arm fat. Dr. Ary Krau can combine your tummy tuck with other body procedures to simultaneously address all of your problem areas.
Plastic Surgeries That Pair Well with Tummy Tuck
Your combination procedure depends on your specific concerns with your body. During your consultation, Dr. Krau will discuss your cosmetic concerns, overall health, and medical history and evaluate your physique. He may recommend adding these procedures to your tummy tuck:
- Liposuctioncan eliminate unwanted fat from nearly any body area, providing more body sculpting than tummy tuck can achieve by itself. Remove stubborn fat pockets from the upper arms, thighs, back, and other regions.
- Brazilian butt liftenhances the shape and size of the buttocks using fat cells harvested from another body area with liposuction. The minimally invasive procedure can provide a shapelier figure while tummy tuck smooths and slims down your midsection.
- Breast surgeryis often combined with tummy tuck and liposuction for a "mommy makeover." Women may struggle with the effects of childbearing and breastfeeding and desire breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction in addition to getting rid of loose abdominal skin. Men undergoing tummy tuck may wish to have male breast reduction to provide a more masculine contour.
Benefits of Combining Your Desired Procedures
Tummy tuck is regularly combined with other elective cosmetic procedures. Condensing multiple plastic surgeries into one offers several benefits, including:
One-Time Surgical Risks
All procedures have some risks; combining yours into a single surgery means you only have to go under general anesthesia once. While your recovery may be longer when you have multiple procedures, the healing process is a one-time experience. You can save time away from work and reduce your risk of post-op complications by having a single surgery that addresses all of your cosmetic concerns.
A Lower Price Tag
The cost of your tummy tuck includes surgical fees, such as facility expenses, anesthesiologist fees, compression garments and other recovery items, pain medications, and more. Having multiple procedures at the same time reduces the overall cost of your plastic surgeries because you're not paying for two or more rounds of surgical fees.
Achieve Your Cosmetic Goals Faster
Patients who struggle with drooping or deflated breasts, stubborn fat, and loose abdominal skin can reach their dream figure faster by combining their desired procedures into one surgery.
If you're interested in tummy tuck or a combination procedure, contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Krau by calling (305) 861-6881.