Q&A: How long is the healing for a breast lift and a tummy tuck?

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Had a gastro bypass lost 120 pounds need a breast lift and a tummy something. question is how much and how long is the healing.

- Doris


H. Christopher Coley, MD - LocateADoc.com

Body and Breast contouring after bariatric surgery is very common to get rid of excess skin and tissue and lift things back to where they were.  Every patient is unique in the amount of tissue to be removed and rearranged, so therefore, it is not possible to give an exact quote of these surgeries without being evaluated.  One of the things to consider is whether this surgery can be performed as an outpatient or will require an overnight stay, this affects cost.  On average the price of an abdominoplasty is ~$8000, a breast lift/reduction can range anywhere from $7500-$10,000  depending on how involved the surgery will be.  In terms of recovery, I normally tell patients to take 2 weeks off for an abdominoplasty and 1-2 wks off for a breast left/reduction.  Most patients can resume light duty work after this period of time.  Of course the healing process will continue for several months.  For a more detailed evaluation on how to get the figure you want, please call the office and schedule a consultation!

--H. Christopher Coley, MD
Greensboro, NC


Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg - LocateADoc.com

Pricing for a breast lift starts at $5,570.00 and pricing for a tummy tuck starts at $5,950.00.  These procedures may be done together, however gastric bypass patients are a higher risk group and they may need to be done separately.  After a breast lift you may return to work in about three to five days. After a tummy tuck your may return to work in about five to seven days depending on your job.  These procedures are frequently done in our accredited surgery center. We also offer a long lasting pain medication called Exparel®.  Exparel® is a slow-release analgesic that is injected into the new-surgical incision upon completion of the procedure. Exparel® can minimize post-operative pain and maximize comfort up to 72 hours. We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. Please call the office and we will assist you with scheduling an appointment.

--Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg, VA

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