Improving how you look can be as simple as choosing the right location to nip and tuck.
But with experts recommending that you wait six to twelve weeks between surgical sessions, what do you do when you want to level up your enhancement with multiple cosmetic plastic procedures?
Advances in esthetic surgical science have now made it possible to combine cosmetic enhancement surgeries into a single session.
If you are interested in cosmetic enhancement, and you’re thinking about nipping and tucking multiple places on your face and body, you’ll want to continue. Who knows? It might spark an idea to improve your appearance with two or more cosmetic plastic surgeries.
Cosmetic vs Plastic Surgery – What’s the Difference?
Cosmetic plastic surgery is a term we sometimes use for cosmetic surgical enhancement or simply cosmetic surgery.
When we speak of cosmetic and plastic surgery, the two terms are not interchangeable.
It’s common for people to associate plastic surgery with cosmetic enhancements. The tabloids are rife with stories of celebrities getting plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery is reconstructive surgery aimed at irregularities like birth defects, burns, and breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.
Cosmetic plastic surgery is a term that we use to describe cosmetic surgery. Another one you might read or hear about is aesthetic plastic surgery. For our purposes, we’ll simply use cosmetic surgery from now on.
Now that we’ve set the record straight on the proper words to use, let’s get into how to combine cosmetic surgeries into one session and the benefits you gain.
Benefits of Combining Cosmetic Surgeries
Not only do you get to scratch multiple cosmetic procedures off your bucket list at once, but you get a host of other benefits as well.
If staying safe is on your mind, you’ll be glad to know you’re in good company. Millions around the world are now combining multiple cosmetic procedures into single sessions and for good reasons. One of them is that you only have to use general anesthesia once. Much of the risk involved with a serious surgery like the facelift, tummy tuck, and breast enhancement comes with the use of general anesthesia. While all measures are put in place to guarantee your safety, having to ‘go under’ only once should relax you.
You might see a combination of cosmetic surgeries as an expensive option. But when you factor in all the costs associated with surgery, you’ll see that a surgery combination is a good bargain.
When you pay for surgery, you are paying for the procedure but also the surgical center, anesthesiologist’s fees, and other expenses related to any given surgical session.
By cutting your surgical session to a single time for multiple surgeries, you won’t have to pay those added fees twice, saving you the money you would have spent on two surgical sessions (With the increased risk to your health, mind you).
Having surgeries in two distinct sessions is not as useful for creating natural results as completing multiple procedures in a single session. Take the breast lift and breast augmentation combination for instance. In one surgery, your cosmetic surgeon can lift your breasts and use breast implants to enhance your chest contours.
When these procedures are completed apart, the surgeon has to use the same incision marks to reduce scarring. This doesn’t always work or produce favorable results, particularly if two different surgeons are doing the work.
Having one session minimizes scarring and is more likely to produce natural-looking results.
One surgical session for cosmetic surgery means you only have to recover one time. You don’t have to take too much time off work, and that means minimal disturbance to your quality of life.
It just makes sense. Combining cosmetic surgeries is safer, costs less, and won’t have you recovering from surgery for very long at all.
How Do You Decide Which Procedures to Combine?
When looking at your face in the mirror or down at your body, are there times you wish you could improve something about them? Maybe you feel you look more tired than you should, even though you’ve been sleeping fine. And maybe you’ve always disliked your nose for being too long or pointy, or your breasts for being too saggy and droopy. Now is your chance to correct those aesthetic irregularities simultaneously.
What Cosmetic Surgeries can You Often Combine?
Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Surgery
Do you ever look down at your body and see more rounded contours than you would prefer? Are your love handles prominent, and are you at least close to your ideal weight? If so, liposuction and tummy tuck in a single surgery could be for you. This procedure is also useful for hanging and saggy skin around the abdomen, including stretch marks in some cases.
The tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and abdominal pockets of fat. This is great if you’ve struggled to lose belly fat to no avail. Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) also strengthens and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles.
When combined with liposuction, even more fat is removed, including targeted areas like your love handles. By combining these two cosmetic enhancements, the surgeon uses artistic skill to accentuate the musculature of the abdomen. You’re left with a more attractive physique and knockout curves.
Level Up Your Body Contouring Surgery
Ask about using HD-Lipo instead of traditional liposuction during your combination surgery. High-definition liposuction targets the superficial fat that allows the body’s musculature to show through.
Another minimally invasive cosmetic treatment called Renuvion can be used in conjunction with liposuction and tummy tuck surgery to tighten the skin around the abdomen. Renuvion uses J-Plasma technology to constrict the skin and improve collagen production, which leaves skin more youthful by design.
Breast Lift and Breast Implants
Displaced and saggy breasts can be uncomfortable. Others find them unsightly. A breast lift combined with breast implants can give you relief and greater self-esteem.
A breast lift by itself is aimed at improving the breast droop phenomenon that occurs after significant weight gain or loss, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
When you add breast augmentation to the lift, the added volume and repositioning make your breasts more fitting for your frame. If they were shapeless before, surgery will give your breasts more feminine curves that look terrific clothed and unclothed.
Breast implants come in different types.
Saline breast implants are ideal if minimal scarring is important to you. The implants are inserted through tiny incisions before they are inflated with a saline solution while resting underneath the skin and muscle.
Gel implants are filled with a gel that feels more realistic than saline once implanted. These implants look more realistic in appearance as well.
Gummy bear breast implants feel about as you’d expect from the name. They are fairly firm but are the best choice for breast implant patients who fear their saline or gel implants rupturing. Gummy bear implants may not give you as realistic an effect, but they are dependable and hold their shape for life.
Tummy Tuck and Breast Enhancement
When you want to give your body a serious makeover, a tummy tuck and breast enhancement can reconfigure your silhouette and make your confidence skyrocket.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for good reason. The surgery gives you more volume, shape, and lift around your chest area. The surgery can improve your posture, the way you carry yourself, and the way others see you.
When you pair breast augmentation with the tummy tuck, you achieve dramatic results. Women who have been pregnant find this combination to be a powerful surgical pairing. The two treatments in one can help with abdominal sag and excess belly fat that is hard to lose after you’ve had kids.
The tummy tuck and liposuction are often included with the mommy makeover. Many moms also add a breast lift.
Mommy Makeover & Daddy Do-Over Surgeries
Mommy makeover surgeries are tailored procedures that target a woman’s specific problem areas.
Some of the typical procedures added to a mommy makeover include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and vaginal rejuvenation.
Dads want to reclaim their youthful bodies too. Now they can with the daddy do-over procedure.
Dads often choose gynecomastia surgery to reduce the appearance of man-boobs, along with a facelift, eyelid surgery, and the tummy tuck.
Chin Augmentation and Rhinoplasty
Like chocolate and peanut butter, chin augmentation and rhinoplasty are two procedures that seem to work well together. Chin augmentation can recontour the lower half of your face, lending a sturdier and more confident face shape.
Rhinoplasty (nose job) can reconfigure your nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing to your face.
As with most cosmetic surgeries, the surgeon will strive to hide incisions within the natural folds of your skin. Having combination surgeries will minimize scarring, leading to a more natural-looking effect.
What effect is that? Having these two surgeries can bring harmony to your facial features in a single surgical session.
Facelift Surgery and Eyelid Surgery
A facelift and eyelid surgery completed together can reverse the appearance of age. No longer will you look so exhausted all the time, despite having received enough rest.
The facelift removes excess skin and fat around the face. The remaining skin gets tightened for a smoother, more youthful sheen.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) reduces the appearance of droopy upper eyelids. The surgery can also treat puffy lower eyelids, removing those dark, heavy bags.
The two procedures done together can have a profound effect on your facial appearance.
A combination of facelift surgery and eyelid surgery costs $8,000+.
How Many Cosmetic Surgeries Can You Combine at Once?
There is no single satisfactory answer to this question. As you can see, some surgeries (like the mommy makeover) can include up to three surgeries.
A thorough examination is required by a qualified cosmetic surgeon to determine your suitability for one or more cosmetic procedures. During your initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss those body parts you don’t feel so confident about. The doctor may suggest a combination of surgeries you hadn’t considered.
When Should You Not Combine Surgeries?
You may be denied from having a grouping of cosmetic procedures if you suffer from high blood pressure or an existing health condition.
Are You a Candidate? There’s One Way to Find Out
Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein has been providing patients in Southern California with outstanding results for over two decades. Dr. Moein would love to help you fully realize your facial and body rejuvenation options using his honed surgical techniques. What changes would you like to make if you could? Well, now you can. Dial now to start on the path to achieving your aesthetic goals. Don’t forget to ask about our flexible financing options and medical tourism program for those living outside the Los Angeles area. Call us at 310-694-4486.