When Can I Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures? Body Contouring and Your Needs
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If you have more than one aesthetic goal to achieve, you might want to consider combining plastic surgery procedures to avoid having to take too much time off your schedule.
Combining plastic surgery procedures into one operation may seem daunting for some. However, if performed safely by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, it can deliver more dramatic and transformative results that will typically be long lasting or even permanent.
Why Should I Combine Procedures?
There are many possible benefits of combining plastic surgery procedures.
Having more than one cosmetic procedure in a single sitting saves you time. Instead of booking separate consultations, procedures, and multiple recoveries, you can streamline the process and reduce the overall time spent in the plastic surgery facility.
Offers a Single Recovery Period
Every surgery comes with a recovery period to allow the body to heal. Depending on the procedure, you may find yourself taking a relatively longer or shorter time to return to regular activities. By combining your procedures, you can make the process easier by planning for just one recovery.
Possible Cost Savings
You can significantly save on the cost of plastic surgery by combining procedures. Having multiple surgeries at once will require a single consultation, one round of anesthesia, and one hospital bed, helping to reduce the overall cost of your surgical procedure.
Achieve Your Desired Results Much Faster
Combining procedures into a single operation can help you achieve your desired results faster, making it highly satisfying in the long-run.
On the other hand, combining multiple procedures can present a set of challenges. There is an increased chance of potential complications, not to mention the recovery process may be significantly longer or more uncomfortable.
Which Plastic Surgery Procedures Are Most Commonly Combined?
Not all procedures work well together, so it is important to be informed on the specific procedures that can be performed simultaneously. Most combinations target the same area of the body.
For many mothers who want to regain the pre-pregnancy body, the Mommy Makeover is a winning combination. This combination procedure targets the areas most affected by childbirth, including the breasts and the abdomen.
This is often accomplished by performing a:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation
These two procedures enhance the shape, size, and position of the breasts. Common for women after pregnancy, breast augmentation restores volume to deflated or naturally small breasts, while breast lift surgery restores tightness and elevation to sagging breasts.
Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
A general rule of thumb is that plastic surgery procedures can be combined if performed on the same region of the body. This makes facial procedures common to combine.
By combining facial enhancement surgeries, you can address signs of aging in the upper, middle, and lower facial areas, resulting in a younger-looking and balanced appearance.
No facial surgery targets the face from top-to-bottom, and patients may choose to combine:
- Facelift surgery
- Neck lift surgery
- Brow lift surgery
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Facial sculpting with chin or cheek implants
- Ear surgery (otoplasty)
Interested in Learning More?
It is essential to work with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who will advise on the safest and most effective way of achieving your desired cosmetic results.
Contact Dr. Chiu at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery at 310-586-3449 or fill our online form to schedule a consultation. Let us help you determine if a combination plastic surgery procedure is right for you.