These days, it’s not uncommon for individuals to have more than one plastic surgery procedure over the course of their lifetimes. However, is it possible to have multiple plastic surgeries performed at the same time? The short answer is yes! In fact, there are several benefits to combining multiple plastic surgeries, but you should be aware of the drawbacks as well.
What Are The Benefits Of Undergoing Multiple Plastic Surgeries At Once?
Anesthesia & Operating Room Costs
A single surgery means just one time under anesthesia, which can reduce your risk for anesthesia-related complications. Since most complications occur during the time you are going under the anesthesia or coming out of it, combining procedures is a safer approach for many patients. Furthermore, when you have any surgery, you are paying surgeons fees along with the anesthesia and operating room costs. By combining surgical procedures, you can potentially save a significant amount of money in anesthesia and OR costs because you would be paying these fees only once instead of several times for separate operations.
Every plastic surgery procedure comes with its own recovery timeline. For some procedures, the recovery time is relatively short, while others may take several weeks before you are ready to return to regular activities. By combining your procedures, you only must undergo one recovery period. Not only is the idea of a single recovery period appealing on its own, but it can also be more convenient in terms of work schedule and time off.
In many instances, combining procedures produces improved results. For example, breast reduction with a lift may give you a better, or more desirable result. On the other hand, if you do just the reduction and take the time to heal you may not feel you need a lift until a few years later. Likewise, combining a tummy tuck and liposuction can go farther in giving you the slimmer waistline you desire than either procedure alone.
What Plastic Surgeries Are Typically Combined?
While safety is always the top priority, many cosmetic surgeons are comfortable combining at least two surgeries, if you’re in good health. The most common plastic surgery procedures that are combined include liposuction and tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, and breast augmentation with breast lift.
Another popular option offered at Synergy Plastic Surgery is the mommy makeover, which is a combination of breast surgery, liposuction, and tummy tuck procedures designed to rejuvenate a women’s body after she is done having children. Sometimes, procedures must be combined. For example, when women choose to undergo breast augmentation using fat transfer, they must first undergo liposuction to harvest the fat and then they have the breast surgery.
When Are Surgeries Not Combined?
If you have high blood pressure, an existing health condition, or your surgeon otherwise deems multiple surgeries to be unsafe, then you’ll have to be content with having one procedure at a time.
If you are considering having multiple plastic surgeries at the same time, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Verify that your surgeon has performed many of these lengthy procedures and ask to see before and after pictures of previous patients.
While the idea of undergoing multiple plastic surgeries at one time can seem daunting at first, the results can be highly satisfying. You’ll see significant changes to your appearance that will typically be long-lasting, if not permanent!
Synergy Plastic Surgery uses the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures out of our own state-of-the-art surgical centers adjacent to our clinics. We provide the highest level of patient care available at these facilities. Our plastic surgeons Dr. Mahlon Kerr, Dr. Ross Blagg, Dr. Lauren Crawford, Dr. Ankur Mehta, and Dr. Aisha White team with experienced, highly trained, and fully certified medical staff to ensure the safety of your treatments.
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