Can A Tummy Tuck And Breast Augmentation Be Done Together?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a tummy tuck with breast augmentation at the same time. Do you include contouring with tummy tuck? Will I still have all the feelings in my breasts after augmentation. I want to go up one to two sizes. What would the cost of these surgeries.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. You are a good candidate for breast augmentation and most patients will not lose nipple or skin feeling in their breasts after the surgery in the long-term. However, at your current weight and with the amount of intrtaperitoneal abdominal fat that you have you are not an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck based on what I am seeing these pictures. With this amount of abdominal fat, it will be limited as to how much skin and fat can be removed and most certainly your stomach will not be flat and will remain round. (less so but round nonetheless) You would get a better tummy tuck result if you lost some weight first.

There are numerous variables that affect the cost of breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery. (type of implant, type of tummy tuck, how much liposuction is needed) So I will make some assumptions when I ask my assistant to send along the general costs of both procedures to you on Monday.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana