Combining plastic surgery procedures San Diego

Is It Safe to Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures Into One Operation?

Have you been considering plastic surgery to enhance your appearance and self-confidence? Perhaps you have researched two or more cosmetic procedures and wonder if it is safe to combine multiple procedures into one operation.

In general, healthy individuals who work with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Dennis Bucko or Dr. Brad Mozaffari can safely undergo a plastic surgery combination procedure. Before recommending such an option (and plastic surgery in general), your surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your medical history and aesthetic goals to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate.

Here, our plastic surgeons discuss the benefits of a combination procedure.

The Benefits of Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures

For many patients, undergoing multiple procedures at once offers the most comprehensive results. For instance, if you struggle with loose, excess skin and small fatty deposits, a lift procedure, such as tummy tuck, arm lift or thigh lift, combined with liposuction may produce the best results. Keep in mind that combining procedures only makes sense if the procedures align with your cosmetic goals.

Having multiple procedures done at once is also advantageous when it comes to recovery. Every time you undergo plastic surgery, you must take time off work and your normal routine to recover. By combining procedures into one operation, you only have to plan one recovery. This also means less wait time for you to see your final results.

Common Combination Procedures

Frequently combined procedures include:

  • Mommy makeover: This is a cosmetic treatment that addresses multiple body areas affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Possible procedures included in a mommy makeover are breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck and liposuction.
  • Facelift and eyelid surgery: A combination of these two popular facial rejuvenation procedures can address aging signs on the upper, middle and lower facial areas.
  • Breast augmentation and breast lift: Combining these two procedures simultaneously addresses the size, shape and position of the breasts.
  • Tummy tuck and liposuction: These two procedures remove stubborn fat and excess skin, and tighten weak abdominal muscles. If liposuction is performed on the waist and lower back, a narrower waist can be achieved.

To find out if a combination plastic surgery procedure is right for you, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Bucko or Dr. Mozaffari. Contact the office by calling (858) 453-8484 or emailing Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center today.