Two for One Deal - Should You Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Posted October 12, 2023
Should you combine plastic surgery

The desire to have plastic surgery is not always limited to only wanting to undergo one plastic surgery procedure. The decision to have multiple procedures might be something you are considering but are also not sure if it is commonly performed. If you are interested in combining a facelift with breast augmentation or having a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) at the same time as rhinoplasty, keep reading to learn how combining plastic surgery procedures can benefit you in various ways.

Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures – How it Benefits a Patient

Combining Plastic Surgery ProceduresIf you make the decision to combine multiple plastic surgery options into one operation, you will actually save yourself time when it comes to the recovery period. Most people find it easier to schedule one recovery time period as opposed to trying to arrange multiple individual procedures that would require multiple times off work or school to properly recover.

In addition to saving time by not needing multiple recovery periods, you will also save money if you combine multiple plastic surgery procedures into one scheduled operation. By having several plastic surgery procedures at the same time, you can save money by only needing to pay one anesthesia fee as well as any additional fees charged by the surgeon or the medical facility. Plus, only paying for one scheduled surgery time also means you are reducing the possible risks that can occur with an increased number of plastic surgeries performed on more than one date at a hospital.

The decision of how many plastic surgery procedures can be performed at one time is up to the individual doctor. There are some plastic surgeons who will only perform any combination of surgeries within a certain time period (such as four to six hours). If the number of procedures the patient wants exceeds the time limit set by the surgeon, the patient will need to schedule their desired procedures on more than one day. There are also limits to the amount of time that a surgeon is willing to keep a patient under anesthesia which can also contribute to the need to schedule the treatments on more than one day.

Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures – Mommy Makeover Examined

One common example of surgeons and patients making the decision to address multiple areas of the body at the same time is a “Mommy Makeover.” These procedures typically focus on the front part of the body as female patients try to regain the look they had before they gave birth to one (or more) kids.

Some of the most popular combined procedures include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, liposuction, and a breast lift. As part of a “Mommy Makeover,” some women also have the surgeon restore their pubic area with monsplasty (removes extra skin and fatty tissue from the mons pubis) or labiaplasty (alters the folds of skin that surround the human vulva AKA the inner and outer labia).

The results of a “Mommy Makeover” can be considered to be transformative as they can give a female patient a feeling of increased self-confidence and an improved self-image as they become more comfortable with the look of their body.

Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures – Rejuvenating the Look of a Person

As time passes and a person continues to age, the effects of gravity can start to pull the face downwards. A facelift is able to turn back the clock and give a person a look that is more youthful in appearance. Besides having a facelift for a more youthful look, the procedure is often combined with eyelid surgery or a brow lift in order to rejuvenate several areas of the face at once.

By combining these multiple treatments, the plastic surgeon can smooth the look of forehead wrinkles, lift the eyebrows, eliminate the look of crow’s feet, and reduce the look of jowls that add to an older look to the face. There is also an opportunity to tighten loose neck skin by having a neck lift. The end goal of combining all of these procedures is to give the face a more youthful and rejuvenated look.

Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures – Practice Safety When Making a Decision

No matter the reasons for wanting to combine plastic surgery procedures, you need to remember that not all procedures can be safely combined. It is important to make sure that the surgeon you want to visit is board-certified and trained in multiple plastic surgery procedures along with having the necessary knowledge to know which treatments can be safely combined. For example, a surgeon needs to know that combining liposuction with other procedures might increase the chances of forming blood clots.

Your safety should be the main priority of the surgeon and you want to make sure that the doctor is taking the necessary steps to minimize the chances of any risks or side effects. A board-certified surgeon will have a successful procedure history and can show you concrete examples of patients they have treated in the past along with “before and after” photos of the final results.

You are in charge of your body and your appearance so take the time to perform the necessary research to make sure you choose the correct surgeon with the experience you need in successfully combining plastic surgery procedures.

- MA


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