3 factors to consider when combining plastic surgery procedures

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery

Aug 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

combining plastic surgery proceduresPlastic surgery is safer and more effective than ever before thanks to recent advancements in medical technology, which is why more individuals are now opting for combined procedures. Women who want breasts that are larger, firmer, and perkier seek breast augmentation combined with breast lift surgery, while moms who are done having children opt for liposuction and tummy tuck surgery to have excess pockets of fat removed and to tighten their looser midsections.

Sometimes, individuals even combine facial surgeries such as brow lift surgery and facelift surgery to achieve an overall younger and fresher look. If you think you could benefit from combined plastic surgery procedures, schedule a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery to learn more about treatments that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Here are three factors to take into consideration when you’re thinking about combining two or more cosmetic procedures.

1. Safety

Safety remains a top concern among patients who want to combine cosmetic procedures, even though today’s treatment methods offer fewer risks and less downtime and recovery. However, it’s wise to consult with your cosmetic surgeon when combining procedures to gain his or her professional opinion based on your health history. For instance, individuals who smoke or have a history of heart conditions may need more time to fully recover between procedures so health can be closely monitored.

Keep in mind that the more surgeries you combine, the longer you’ll be in the operating room. But, understand that combining procedures can be safe when you’re working with experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons.

2. Cost

The cost of your combined procedures will vary depending on the length and complexity of each procedure; however, your surgeon may offer an overall lower price for one combination procedure versus two or three separate surgeries. In some cases, certain fees such as operating room or anesthesiology fees are paid only one time for combined procedures, which helps you save money.

Your plastic surgeon will discuss all fees and costs at the time of your initial consultation. Some clinics even offer special financing options such as CareCredit® with eligible insurance plans.

3. Recovery

Combining cosmetic procedures allows you to benefit from an overall shorter recovery time, versus two or three separate recoveries with separate procedures. If you’re typically busy managing work, family, and/or your favorite activities, you can experience less downtime and recovery and get back to your life sooner. Plus, you’ll spend less overall time managing and experiencing post-operative discomfort from your procedures.

While you may be excited about the concept of combining plastic surgery procedures, keep in mind that this option isn’t ideal for everyone. The best way to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for combined procedures is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon who can offer recommendations based on his or her experience, and on your personal goals.

Monarch Plastic Surgery offers breast surgeries, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and reconstructive surgeries to help you increase your confidence and feel happier about your appearance! Request a consultation today to learn more about what Monarch Plastic Surgery can offer.

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