If you’re considering plastic surgery, there are many decisions you will need to make, including which procedure is right for you. Perhaps you’re wondering if you could benefit from more than one procedure and if so, whether you should combine those procedures into one operation.
Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery has years of experience performing combination procedures. Here are a few signs that combining multiple procedures into one operation may be right for you.
You Have More Than One Problem Area or Cosmetic Concern
For some patients, a single procedure isn’t quite enough to accomplish their cosmetic goal. For instance, a patient may be bothered by a slackened jawline and droopy eyelids. While facelift can effectively rejuvenate the middle and lower facial areas, including the jawline, it does not address the eye area. Facelift and eyelid surgery are commonly performed together because they focus on different areas of the face, and having both done at the same time can produce the most dramatic results in the right candidates.
You Cannot Commit to Multiple Recoveries
Each time you undergo a plastic surgery procedure, you will need to allocate one to two weeks to recover. During this time you will need to avoid everyday activities, including work, exercising, bending and lifting heavy objects. You will also have to schedule several follow-up appointments with your surgeon so he or she can monitor your progress. If you cannot take too much time off work or if you lead a busy life, spacing out your cosmetic procedures may not be ideal.
You’d Rather See Your Final Results All At Once
Not only does a combination procedure help you avoid multiple recoveries, it also allows you to see your final results sooner. If you choose to space out your procedures, you will need to wait until your body is fully recovered from one procedure before you can undergo the next. This can take several months, delaying your final results.
In addition to faster results, combining plastic surgery procedures can be cost effective in the long run. By undergoing one operation instead of several, you only have to pay for certain fees (e.g., facility, anesthesia) once, helping you save money on your cosmetic treatment.
Your Surgeon Has Recommended It
Ultimately, only a qualified plastic surgeon can determine whether a combination procedure is right for you. If your surgeon has medically cleared you for a combination procedure, and their treatment plan aligns with your goals, having more than one procedure at once is likely a good choice. The success of your combination procedure hinges on the experience and skill of your surgeon. Be sure to view before-and-after photos of your surgeon’s former patients in order to assess their skill and potential results.
Common Combination Requests
Dr. Chacon offers an array of cosmetic procedures at his San Diego practice, many of which he regularly performs together. These include:
Facelift and eyelid surgery to simultaneously rejuvenate the eye area, cheeks, mid face, jowls and neck.
Mommy makeover to correct cosmetic concerns on the breast, abdomen and body brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
To learn more about your cosmetic options, please schedule a personal consultation. Contact Divino Plastic Surgery by calling or emailing us today.