Is Combination Plastic Surgery Safe?

When it comes to plastic surgery, it is common for patients to express concerns for more than one area. Patients seeking facial rejuvenation may want to address a tired-eye appearance while also wanting to smooth wrinkles and furrows on their forehead. Breast surgery patients often combine breast augmentation and breast lift surgery to shape and restore breasts to a more youthful appearance. Some cosmetic procedures remove unwanted fat while others remove loose, hanging skin. The highly skilled plastic surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery can safely combine certain cosmetic procedures for overall rejuvenation.

Breast Reconstruction Options at Atlanta Plastic SurgeryFacial cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facelift, brow lift, and rhinoplasty can all address signs of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines can develop anywhere on the face from the forehead to the chin. Non-surgical treatments can also be combined with surgical procedures for more comprehensive results. Studies published in the Archives of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery have shown effective and long-lasting results from combined facial plastic surgery. By combining procedures, our surgeons can help patients achieve a more proportional, balanced look.

In addition to the breast procedures mentioned above, body procedures can be combined as well. Breast augmentation and breast reduction address breast size and shape while breast lift removes excess skin and tightens the area around the breasts. Body procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck can be combined to achieve a smooth, lean contour. One of the most common combination procedures is mommy makeover, where breast and body procedures are typically combined to help a woman restore her pre-pregnancy body.

Combining procedures lends other advantages in addition to overall rejuvenation. Instead of having two or more separate operations and recovery periods, patients can save on facility and anesthesia fees and reduce downtime. It’s important for patients to have good overall health prior to choosing combination procedures as you are under anesthesia longer and complication risk can increase. If you’re interested in any face, body, or breast procedure, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Connect with Atlanta Plastic Surgery on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery news and updates.