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Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck IN CLEVELAND & COLUMBUS, OH

Breast augmentation helps a woman define her curves by adding to the upper half of the body. Some patients may want to further enhance their shape. Patients with extra abdominal skin and separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) are generally great candidates for a combination of a breast augmentation with tummy tuck. Dr. Goldschmidt of The Cosmetic Surgery Center performs the best breast augmentation with tummy tuck Cleveland has to offer.

Combining A Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck In Cleveland

Combining plastic surgeries is a common practice that can provide many benefits to patients who are good candidates. Breast augmentation and tummy tuck complement each other because an increase in breast size and a decrease in the projection of the abdomen help create what many consider to be the ideal figure. If a patient shows interest in both procedures and is a good candidate for them, there is a good chance they get them done in one surgical session. Breast augmentation surgery often takes around an hour whereas a tummy tuck is a longer procedure. However, even when combined, the total surgical time is normally under six hours depending on the size and complexity of the procedure. The specific combination is especially popular in women who have seen changes in their breasts and tummy after pregnancy.


Candidates for a tummy tuck with breast augmentation in Cleveland, OH should be in overall good health. Their anatomy should also match the typical indications for the two surgeries. It is best if patients are non-smokers. Patients should understand the procedures, their risks, and the results they can expect.

With a tummy tuck specifically, patients should not plan to have more children after their abdominoplasty. Pregnancy after the procedure can reverse the results and lead to a revision tummy tuck in the future. Breast implants are less affected by pregnancy. Though, they will maintain their shape better if patients do not get pregnant following a breast augmentation with tummy tuck.

Benefits Of Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck

Benefits of a combination breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery include:

  • Enhanced body contours
  • Tighter core muscles
  • Flatter stomach
  • Fuller breasts
  • Stretch mark removal
  • Repair diastasis recti
  • Shorter recovery period than undergoing two separate surgeries
  • Only placed under general anesthesia once
  • Less time off work
  • Recover from both surgeries at the same time
  • Fit better into clothing
  • May help improve certain conditions such as stress urinary incontinence and ventral hernias
  • Enjoy results sooner
  • More dramatic results

The Day Of Tummy Tuck With Breast Augmentation Surgery

On the day of surgery, the patient will come to The Cosmetic Surgery Center. They should plan to be at the office for a few hours.
They should make arrangements with a caregiver to come and pick them up at any time during the day.

Preparing For Surgery

First, a patient will undergo basic vitals testing to ensure they are healthy enough—at that moment—to have surgery. These tests will also make sure a patient is not pregnant. The patient will then meet with Dr. Goldschmidt for surgical markings. This allows the patient and Dr. Goldschmidt to fully review the surgical plan.

When these steps are completed, a patient will go back to the operating room where a licensed anesthesia provider will place them under general anesthesia. They will continue to monitor them throughout the duration of surgery.

Breast Implant and Abdominoplasty Surgery

Dr. Goldschmidt will start with breast augmentation. He will make the pre-determined incision—usually in the inframammary fold—and place the breast implants either above or below the pectoral muscle. Dr. Goldschmidt will adjust them within the pocket he created. He will make sure they are properly positioned to give you the best results.

After placing the breast implants, Dr. Goldschmidt will continue with the abdominoplasty surgery. While there are several types of tummy tuck, the most common technique involves a hip-to-hip incision just below the pubic bone. This keeps it hidden under most undergarments and swimsuits.

Using the incision, Dr. Goldschmidt will correct diastasis recti by stitching the separated abdominal muscles back together using strong, absorbable sutures. He will pull the skin tight and remove the extra skin and tissue. Some patients will also have liposuction with their tummy tuck to remove pockets of fat and bring in the waist.


Recovering from a breast augmentation with a tummy tuck tends to take around two to three weeks. Around this time, patients can return to work. Dr. Goldschmidt will provide instructions based on the specific procedure the patient underwent. Recovery instructions may include:

  • Do not stand straight up; bend at an angle to protect the tummy tuck incision
  • Wear a compression garment
  • Sleep sitting up
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and activities for two to three weeks
  • Attend post-operative appointments
  • Stay hydrated and eat well
  • Wear the surgical bra all the time except to shower
  • Do not smoke or drink
  • Follow scar care instructions
  • Do not drive until no longer taking prescription pain medications

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Surgery

Is It Safe To Get A Breast Augmentation & Tummy Tuck At The Same Time?

Yes, for the right patient, a combined procedure is perfectly safe. Certain patients may not be good candidates based on health conditions or other factors. Before surgery, Dr. Goldschmidt evaluates the patient and their medical history to determine if the surgery is safe for them. Most candidates suitable for a tummy tuck are typically healthy enough to have additional procedures. Particularly a breast augmentation which is a relatively short procedure.

Will Clothing Sizes Change?

The average tummy tuck patient will go down one to two clothing sizes once they have fully healed from their procedure. Some may experience an even more dramatic difference. With breast augmentation, the bra cup size will go up. The exact amount it goes up depends on the size of the breast implant and beginning cup size.

Why Is A Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck Called A “Mommy Makeover”?

A mommy makeover surgery is any combination of breast surgery and a tummy tuck. Breast augmentation with a tummy tuck is the classic mommy makeover combination. The term gets its name because the breasts and abdomen are most affected during and after pregnancy. The procedure aims to correct the changes and damage done to the body.

How Much Does A Tummy Tuck With Breast Implants Cost?

The exact cost of a tummy tuck with breast augmentation is difficult to quantify before a consultation. This is because a tummy tuck comes in many different forms and implant type also contributes. Dr. Goldschmidt’s office will provide a customized price quote at the consultation appointment.

The Best Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck In Cleveland

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a renowned and accomplished Cleveland plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified and offers years of experience to his patients. Dr. Goldschmidt understands there are many reasons someone may seek out a breast augmentation with tummy tuck, or other cosmetic procedures. He provides an understanding and warm experience for every patient.

For more information about Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck IN CLEVELAND & COLUMBUS, OH or to schedule your Breast Augmentation With Tummy Tuck IN CLEVELAND & COLUMBUS, OH consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 264-8100.