Patients often ask me whether multiple cosmetic surgery procedures can be combined into one surgical session. While the answer to that question largely depends on the overall physical condition of the patient, as well as the specific procedures they want to undergo, combining procedures can be extremely safe and effective. When performed responsibly by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, combination procedures can achieve dramatic, satisfying plastic surgery results while reducing overall cost and recovery time.
Some patients undergoing cosmetic surgery may require more than one procedure to achieve their ultimate intended aesthetic goals. However, because each procedure comes with anesthesia fees, facility fees, and surgeon’s fees, the final cost can sometimes be overwhelming. By combining two or more procedures into one surgical session, the patient is only billed for one anesthesia fee and one facility fee, lowering the final cost considerably. Moreover, any surgery requires the patient to spend some amount of downtime recovering from the procedure. Combination procedures can effectively overlap those recovery times, allowing patients to see their results more quickly with less time off from work.
Two plastic surgery procedures that are commonly combined are tummy tucks and breast lifts, forming the most basic elements of a mommy makeover. Many women find that their breasts have started to sag and their midsections to expand after experiencing childbirth, and combining procedures to address these changes in a mommy makeover helps restore their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shape. In addition to a breast lift and/or tummy tuck, a mommy makeover may include a breast augmentation, breast reduction, and/or liposuction procedure. The specific combination differs from patient to patient and depends on how pregnancy has affected the body.
Liposuction is often part of a mommy makeover, but it can be a great complement to many other plastic surgery procedures as well. Using liposuction, I can remove isolated pockets of hard-to-remove fat to make primary alterations more flattering. Many women also combine multiple breast enhancement procedures into a single surgery. For example, since a breast lift alone does not significantly change the size of the breasts, combining the procedure with breast augmentation or breast reduction can help a woman achieve enhanced lift and increased size.
Combining plastic surgery procedures opens up a lot of new possibilities. Breast and body contouring procedures are commonly combined, whether for mommy makeovers or simply in women who wish to address both concerns. This may include breast lift, breast lift with augmentation, breast reduction, or breast augmentation. These breast procedures combine well with tummy tuck and liposuction. Furthermore, other body-contouring procedures, such as the Brazilian butt lift, may also be added to various other surgeries.
If you’re interested in breast enhancement, a mommy makeover, or any of the other cosmetic procedures I perform, contact me, Dr. James Namnoum to schedule a consultation today. Also, don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more plastic surgery news and updates.