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Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck

breast reduction and tummy tuck

Medically reviewed by Mr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)

A breast reduction and tummy tuck are complementary procedures that can provide patients a flatter, contoured abdomen and perkier breasts. 

In this article, we will discuss the two procedures and the benefits of combining both to reach your body contouring goals.

Breast Reduction Benefits

A breast reduction can have an array of potential benefits:

  • A breast reduction can help to create a desired, smaller figure by providing proportionate, smaller breasts.
  • A breast reduction can help to address pain and discomfort associated with larger breasts, such as back pain
  • By reducing the size of the breasts, patients often feel more confident and comfortable pursuing a healthier, active lifestyle. 

Tummy Tuck Benefits

There are several key benefits of a tummy tuck:

  • A tummy tuck removes excess, lax skin to reveal a noticeably slimmer and more contoured abdomen.
  • A tummy tuck can involve the repair of abdominal muscle separation, which can help to remedy associated health conditions such as back pain and urinary incontinence. 
  • A tummy tuck can remove stretch marks and scarring on the excised skin. 
  • A tummy tuck can help patients to feel more confident in form-fitting clothing and to engage in exercise.

Benefits of Combining Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck

In addition to the benefits a tummy tuck and breast reduction can provide alone, combining both procedures comes with its own advantages: 

Cost

The precise cost of a breast reduction and tummy tuck depends on the type of tummy tuck conducted. At the CREO Clinic, a breast reduction combined with a standard abdominoplasty starts from £19,900.

Recovery

Combining a tummy tuck and a breast reduction means patients only have to go through one recovery period instead of two. This is ideal for patients with a busy lifestyle with less free time to spare. 

Patients are usually able to resume light, non-physical activities after 2-3 weeks and light exercise after 6-8 weeks. 

Convenience

Many patients find it more convenient to have both a breast reduction and tummy tuck done at the same time as it means less hassle arranging separate surgeries and undergoing two periods of recovery.

Tummy Tuck Before and After

Ideal Candidates for Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck

Your surgeon will perform a comprehensive assessment to determine your suitability for both a breast reduction and tummy tuck. 

In general, patients in good health at a suitable BMI seeking to enhance their upper body and create a more contoured figure are good candidates for these surgeries. To ensure the best possible results, women should also wait until after their last pregnancy.

What Will the Procedure Look Like?

The exact surgical techniques used for both a tummy tuck and breast reduction vary and will become apparent during a consultation, where you will be able to discuss your tummy tuck and breast reduction questions or concerns. 

When combining these two surgeries, breast reduction is generally carried out first, followed by the tummy tuck. They are usually completed under general anaesthetic and take around 4-6 hours in total to perform. 

Breast Reduction and Tummy Tuck Recovery

After surgery, you will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions as well as any prescriptions for pain relief to ensure your recovery is as comfortable as possible. Patients may experience side effects such as post-surgical swelling, soreness, and bruising in the upper body. 

In general, patients are usually able to resume most light, daily activities 2-3 weeks after surgery, including a return to work. Patients are then able to resume physical activity after 6-8 weeks.

When to Expect Results

Immediately after surgery, your abdomen will be noticeably flatter, and the size of your chest will also be smaller. However, you will have to wait for all post-surgical swelling to subside to see the final results of your surgeries, which can take up to 6-12 months.

After this, you will be able to enjoy your newly contoured upper body to its full effect.

Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today

If you are looking to contour your upper body with a breast reduction and tummy tuck, finding the right surgeon is essential in ensuring the best possible results.

At the CREO Clinic, our body contouring specialist, Dr Omar Tillo, has mastered the clinical and fine art necessary to perform both surgeries and provide holistic results. 

Contact us today to book a consultation with Dr Tillo and get on track with your upper body transformation.

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