My body has really taken a hit from having my three kids. Do I need one big surgery or a few individual ones?
First, and foremost, combination surgeries can only be done on patients who are medically healthy. Once this is established certain surgeries can make a lot of sense to combine. This is due to the ability to benefit from one recovery instead of several, and for the financial savings. The cost of splitting the procedures is higher due to paying for anesthesia and operating room fees twice.
The most common combination procedure is any breast surgery with a tummy tuck. This combination is called a “Mommy Makeover” and is designed to restore a woman’s figure back to her pre-childbirth state. Breast surgeries here are customized to what’s needed, and can range from breast implants, to breast lifts, to reductions. The tummy tuck removes the extra skin and stretch marks, as well as tightening the abdominal muscles beneath. Patients should plan on taking ten days to two weeks off from work while recovering from this procedure.