Can A Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck And Love Handle Liposuction All Be Done At The Same Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m 38 years old and had 3 children by age 22 that I breastfed. I have small breasts which is cool with me, I just want them a little perkier. My tummy and love handles need to go. I can work on my legs in the gym and they have always been strong. Can my breasts, tummy and love handles all be done at the same time?

A: When you put breast and tummy reshaping together as a single procedure, that has become known as a Mommy Makeover. Most forms of breast reshaping include implants with some type of lift although breast lifting can be done alone. If volume is not an issue then breast lifts by themselves will be just fine. Tummy tucks, mini- or full versions, almost always include liposuction of the flanks. (aka love handles) Most people envision a near circumferential waistline reshaping and tummy tuck scars stop at the hips. So fat reduction beyond that needs to involve liposuction to extend the 180 degree effect of a tummy tuck into more of a 270 degree wrap around waistline effect. It would be very common and would have a more profound body change if what was affected by pregancies is reversed in a single operation. This explains the popularity and the effectiveness of the Mommy Makeover of which you desire.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana