Are you considering a tummy tuck but wondering if you can combine it with other cosmetic procedures?
If so, you’re not alone.
Many people want to combine multiple procedures to achieve their desired aesthetic goals.
And the good news is – you can definitely combine a tummy tuck with other cosmetic procedures!
In this blog, we explore the most common cosmetic procedures that can be combined with a tummy tuck, the benefits and risks of doing so, and how to choose the right surgeon for your needs.
So, whether you’re looking for a comprehensive body contouring solution or simply want to enhance the results of your tummy tuck, keep reading to learn more.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, tightens the abdominal muscles, and reshapes the waistline.
Tummy tucks are often performed on people who have lost significant weight or have excess skin and fat due to pregnancy or aging.
Many women battle with the appearance of their abdominal area.
Here are a few reasons you might consider a tummy tuck:
- Excess skin
- Stubborn fat around your stomach
- Post-pregnancy weight
- Stretch marks
- Weak abdominal muscles
A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure but a way to contour the abdomen and create a slimmer, firmer appearance.
Know that a tummy tuck is not a replacement or substitute for a weight loss program.
Your tummy tuck results can diminish from weight fluctuation.
With that in mind, you may consider delaying your tummy tuck if you plan to lose significant weight or are considering future pregnancy.
A tummy tuck can be a great singular procedure for achieving a flat stomach, but have you considered other aesthetic solutions to help you fully restore confidence in your appearance?
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive body contouring solution, combining a tummy tuck with other body, breast, and face procedures could help you reach your desired aesthetic.
This combination is often called a Mommy Makeover, which rejuvenates the abdomen and other areas of the body impacted by pregnancy or weight fluctuations.
If you struggle physically and emotionally with your body, a mommy makeover could be a rejuvenating, all-in-one solution.
A mommy makeover involves a combination of surgical procedures, such as:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast implants or breast enhancement
- Breast Reduction
- Stretch mark removal
Below, we’ll get into these surgical procedures aside from the tummy tuck that a mommy makeover could include.
Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms.
Also known as lipoplasty, this procedure can be performed independently or in conjunction with a tummy tuck to create a more comprehensive body contouring result.
This procedure uses a small cannula (a thin, hollow tube) inserted through tiny incisions in the skin.
The cannula removes excess fat cells, creating a smoother, slimmer appearance.
Liposuction is often done with a tummy tuck to assist surgeons in contouring the waist and toning the abdomen.
A mommy makeover often includes breast procedures to restore the shape and volume of the breasts.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may choose to have a breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation, or a combination of these procedures.
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, addresses sagging or drooping breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are common causes for excess sagging as breasts lose tissue.
Benefit from combining a breast lift and a tummy tuck with a youthful and lifted appearance.
Alternatively, you may choose to have a breast reduction in conjunction with a tummy tuck to reduce the size and weight of your breasts and create a more proportional appearance.
In some women, breasts swell to a fuller size and shape that begins during pregnancy and can last after pregnancy.
Getting a reduction can solve several problems associated with larger breasts, such as pain, posture, rashes, low self-esteem, and more.
Breast augmentation, also known as breast implants or breast enhancement, is the most commonly performed plastic surgery.
This procedure adds volume and shape to the breasts using silicone gel, saline implants, or fat grafting.
Added volume and shape are a solution for many women experiencing sagging breasts and those who have had children to restore any lost size.
Stretch Mark Removal
Seeing any unwanted stretch marks?
A mommy makeover can include stretch mark removal using a combination of laser therapy and micro-needling to stimulate collagen production and promote skin regeneration.
However, for more severe stretch marks, tummy tucks can remove or reposition them.
Pregnancy and significant weight fluctuations can cause these marks to appear on the skin as collagen production slows.
Stretch mark removal can be done on various parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, and arms.
Benefits of Combining Cosmetic Procedures With Your Tummy Tuck
Combining multiple cosmetic surgeries, particularly pairing a tummy tuck with complementary procedures, can offer plenty of advantages as you invest in yourself.
Save On Time and Costs
Opting for a tummy tuck alongside other procedures streamlines your aesthetic goals.
Additionally, it proves to be a time and cost saver for you by addressing your concerns in one surgical session, reducing your overall expenses, and minimizing time spent in the operating room.
Achieve A More Youthful Appearance
Imagine coupling a tummy tuck with liposuction—achieving a toned abdomen and a smoother, contoured appearance in multiple areas of your body.
A combined approach ensures that your aesthetic desires are met on various fronts.
Single Recovery Period
Choosing to undergo a tummy tuck alongside other cosmetic enhancements means you’ll experience a consolidated recovery period.
Rather than dealing with multiple recovery timelines for separate surgeries, a combined approach allows for a single healing process and less downtime for your lifestyle.
Tailor Your Aesthetic
Your cosmetic journey is unique, and combining procedures allows you to tailor the transformation beginning in the consultation process.
Whether you aim to restore post-pregnancy changes, contour multiple body areas, or address breast-related concerns, the combined approach allows for a personalized enhancement that reflects your vision.
Considerations for Combining Cosmetic Procedures
While combining cosmetic procedures with a tummy tuck can be an effective and preferred way to achieve multiple aesthetic goals; it’s important to keep a few things in mind.
Since you will be combining procedures, you can expect a more extended surgery.
With that comes more time under anesthesia and a longer recovery.
While this may be a concern for you, it’s important to discuss all of your questions with an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon during your consultation.
A good surgeon will help you understand the considerations and benefits of combining multiple procedures and help you make an informed decision.
You can determine the best approach for achieving your desired results from there.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
When choosing a plastic surgeon, it’s essential to do your research and find one who is board-certified, experienced, and has a track record of successful surgeries.
A successful procedure will benefit you for years to come!
Before undergoing any surgery, you must have a thorough consultation to discuss your goals, expectations, and concerns.
Here are some tips for choosing the right surgeon:
- Check the surgeon’s credentials and make sure they are board-certified.
- Look for reviews and testimonials from previous patients.
- Ask for before-and-after photos of previous patients who have undergone similar procedures.
- Make sure the surgeon answers all of your questions and takes the time to explain the procedure and recovery process.
Combining Your Tummy Tuck With Garza Plastic Surgery
When considering combining your tummy tuck with other cosmetic procedures, choosing the right plastic surgeon is necessary for achieving your desired results safely and effectively.
Meet Dr. Robert Garza – a double board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Garza Plastic Surgery in Tennessee.
Dr. Garza and his staff have extensive experience helping individuals achieve their aesthetic goals through surgical expertise and a patient-centric approach.
Our team is here to provide the information and support you need as you explore your facial and body enhancement options.
Take the first step towards a rejuvenated you with a consultation. Our team is here to help you every step of the way.
At Garza Plastic Surgery, our range of services includes the following:
- Tummy Tucks
- Eyelid Surgery
- Breast Procedures
- Botox and Dermal Fillers
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Treatments
- and More
If you’re looking for more information or are ready to schedule your consultation, call us at 615-620-7800 or fill out our form here.