Dr. Rafael Cabrera is often asked whether it is appropriate to combine two or more plastic surgery procedures into one operation instead of spacing them out in different surgeries. The answer is not always the same, as Dr. Cabrera’s recommendations will differ based on the individual candidate’s health and desired results. But for the right patients, combining plastic surgery procedures into one operation can offer some very attractive benefits.
When you undergo a plastic surgery procedure, you are billed for a facility fee, surgical staff fees and anesthesiology fees. If you stage out procedures into separate operations, you will need to pay the fees for each procedure. However, combining multiple procedures into one operation means you will only pay these fees once.
After undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, you will need to allocate at least one to two weeks to recover. If you were to space out your plastic surgery procedures, you would need to plan for multiple recovery periods, which may be difficult if you have a busy job, kids and others that depend on you. On the other hand, combining multiple procedures into one operation streamlines your recovery so you only need to make these arrangements once.
Depending on your goals, one procedure may not deliver the results you want. For example, if you want bigger and perkier breasts, you will not see your desired outcome with only breast augmentation or only breast lift — they must be combined.
Combining these procedures into one operation can help you achieve your goals faster than if you were to space out breast lift and breast augmentation.
It makes the most sense to combine procedures that target the same area of the body. For example, breast lift and breast augmentation are often combined. Tummy tuck and liposuction of the hips can be combined. Facelift can be combined with eyelid surgery or brow lift. Mommy makeover, which combines breast and abdominal surgery, is generally considered very safe for the right candidates.
After learning more about your desired aesthetic outcomes and your general health, Dr. Cabrera can recommend whether combining procedures may be beneficial to you. Contact the Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton today to request a consultation with Dr. Cabrera.