Q: Dr. Eppley, I have thought about liposuction a long time on my abdominal area which has always had a roll, even as a child. I would like to consult on liposuction and perhaps breast augmentation. I am going on vacation by the middle of June and did not know if it is even possible to schedule with you prior to that time.
A: It is very common to perform breast augmentation with any number of other body contouring efforts. Coming breast implants with a little bit of liposuction would not extend that recovery to any significant degree. Given that you are going on vacation in the middle of June, I would recommend that you have this surgery at least six weeks in advance of that event so you can be fully recovered, have few if any twinges of discomfort/soreness and be able to be completely in the the benefits phase of the surgery with little body ‘memory’ of the actual surgery. Thus it would be ideal for you to have this surgery no later than the end of the month. We strive to service our patients in an expeditious manner so I can see that happening on our end. I will have my nurse contact you tomorrow to find a convenient consultation time as soon as possible.
Dr. Barry Eppley