Patients interested in undergoing plastic surgery often have multiple procedures on their wish lists. After all, if you’re already going under the knife, why not tackle multiple cosmetic concerns at once?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question isn’t always simple. Safety is the first consideration in any surgical procedure, including plastic surgery. So, let’s discuss the safety of combining plastic surgery procedures and whether it could work for you.
Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures
In short, you can safely combine plastic surgery procedures, in most cases. Combining procedures means that they’ll be done in just one session, leading to lower costs and less recovery time. After all, you’ll only need to be given anesthesia and stay at the hospital once.
With that said, patients may be subject to limitations on combining plastic surgery procedures depending on their overall health and the type of procedure.
Patients who are at a higher risk of surgical complications may be advised against combining procedures. This is because combining surgeries lengthens the procedure and can complicate the recovery process. Patients must be strong and in good health to successfully undergo a combination of plastic surgery procedures.
Additionally, as a general rule of thumb, surgeons don’t combine procedures that would make the surgery more than six hours long.
Plastic Surgery Procedures That Can Be Combined
Many combinations of plastic surgery procedures have been successfully performed in the past. You may have heard of the “mommy makeover”, which is used to describe a combination of plastic surgery procedures done to offset the effects of childbirth.
Popular procedure combinations include:
- Breast augmentation and a tummy tuck
- Liposuction and a tummy tuck
- A facelift and a neck lift
Dr. Roach at The Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can determine whether combining plastic surgery procedures is the right choice for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!