Mommy Makeovers: The Safety of Combined Procedures

Most of my female plastic surgery patients have heard about the “Mommy Makeover” procedures.

Mommy Makeover - combined tummy tuck and breast augmentation

Mommy Makeover – combined tummy tuck and breast augmentation

Many patients often question whether it is safer to do the procedures they desire at a single operation or as multiple standalone operations.    Intuitively, patients combining procedures benefit from a single period of convalescence or recovery after a combined procedure (as opposed to multiple recoveries after multiple standalone procedures).  Similarly, some patients may feel that the incidence of minor and major complications is increased when combining procedures.  An increased in the number of major and minor complications after combined procedures has not been demonstrated in numerous studies comparing “standalone” and combined procedures such as the Mommy Makeover.  While the increased affordability of combining your procedures should not guide you to your decision on whether or not to have your Mommy Makeover, it is certainly a financial bonus as is the reduced amount of time you will need to miss work by having a single recovery period.

To learn more about breast augmentation, tummy tucks and other cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast lift and breast reduction surgery call or email us to set up a consultation.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.