Posted on 10 Oct 2017
A frequently asked question in plastic surgery is if procedures such as breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers can be combined into a single surgery. The simple answer is yes; they can be – however, it’s imperative that all safety concerns be addressed and discussed sufficiently beforehand, this method should only happen when combining cosmetic procedures is the best option for the patient. Each patient is unique, and so multiple aesthetic procedures will naturally have different outcomes for different individuals.
The two most obvious advantages to having more than one cosmetic procedure in a single surgery are that it saves time and it saves money. Obviously, if the patient requires only one surgery, it results in a single recovery period, as opposed to multiple surgeries requiring numerous recovery periods, possibly resulting in extra time off work, and a multitude of consultations with your plastic surgeon.
A further advantage to combining breast augmentations, breast lifts, mommy makeovers and tummy tuck procedures is the lowered cost of the surgeon and their facility. Undergoing multiple surgeries at once requires a single anesthesiologist, one consultation, and one hospital bed. This will reduce the overall cost for your surgeon, and likely reduce the cost of your overall surgical procedure.
Combining anesthetic procedures does give rise to a number of potential complications. While a single dose of anesthetic and requiring the services of an anesthetist only once may be less costly, there would need to be a higher dose administered. This cost is relative to the individual and could have an adverse effect on the body. In fact, additional procedures equate to an extended time under anesthesia. And this leads to potential complications.
Having different areas of the body addressed in surgery, such as the tummy tuck area and the breast augmentation area, poses a lengthy and more uncomfortable recovery period.
Combining plastic surgery procedures is possible, but as mentioned, it presents both advantages and disadvantages, which need to be discussed with your plastic surgeon. Above all else, ensure that your surgeon is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience, before and after pictures of his surgeries and a rapport that matches yours.
If you wish to examine in more detail the possibility of combining surgical cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift, mommy makeover and tummy tuck, Contact Dr. Keith Neaman at (844) 338-5445. Dr. Neaman is a well-renowned plastic surgeon serving Salem and surrounding areas. Dr. Neaman will give you the answers you are looking for.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.