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Is it safe to have a tummy tuck and an upper arm lift at the same time?
The answer is really dependent upon your general health and the extent of the two procedures. Consider a baseline EKG and evaluation by your IMED or FP practitioner first. If you are in good health based upon your height and weight it most likely will be OK because, these procedures will not be too extensive. Please leave plenty of time for recovery especially, with combined procedures. Best, Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
These two procedures are reasonably done together if you are a reasonable anesthesia candidate. I would, however, recommend at least an overnight monitored stay just to be safe. Discuss this at length with your Plastic Surgeon.
Safety of Abdominoplasty and Armlift at the Same Time – If one is healthy, it is reasonable to do an abdominoplasty and an armlift concomitantly as these operative procedures do not contradict each other in the recovery process.