Recovery time is one of the factors that you need to consider when planning any plastic surgery procedure but what do you do if you’re interested in more than one procedure?
Many patients want to know whether it’s possible to combine cosmetic surgeries and while it is certainly possible, it depends on the types of surgery you’re interested in as well as the opinions and advice of your surgeon.
There are three main factors that need to be taken into consideration if you’re planning on having multiple cosmetic surgeries.
What to Consider Before Combining Cosmetic Surgeries
- Which areas do you want to address?
If you’re going to opt for multiple procedures, the areas that you want to treat should be in close proximity. For example, if you’re considering a nose job but would like a brow lift or facelift done at the same time, this would be entirely possible because the areas are so close together and would result in an overall rejuvenated appearance. Think about another scenario – if you schedule a facelift but your eyelids still make you look tired, you’re not going to achieve the results you want.
The mommy makeover is a prime example of a combined cosmetic surgery that aims to address specific areas of the body. For example, most moms will opt for breast augmentation as a well as a tummy tuck, both of which target areas that are in close proximity to each other.
- How much time will you be able to take off work?
If you know that you’ll only be able to take a certain amount of time off work, this will determine which procedures are viable options for you and whether or not you’ll be able to combine certain procedures too. The general rule is that the more invasive the procedures, the more time you will need to take off work. A rhinoplasty surgeon such as Dr Peter Laniewski will be able to give you a better idea of how much recovery time you will need based on the procedures you want to add to your rhinoplasty.
- How many procedures is your surgeon comfortable performing?
A reputable surgeon will always evaluate your health and discuss your expectations with you before confirming whether he would be able to perform multiple procedures at once. Since every patient is different, there is no way to tell whether your surgeon will be comfortable performing all of your requested procedures in one sitting. This is why it’s important that you choose a surgeon who takes at least an hour to evaluate your medical history and discuss your goals and expectations with you before they make a recommendation. A reputable surgeon will never rush you into surgery and certainly won’t push additional surgeries either.
At the end of the day, it is possible to perform more than one procedure at once but your surgeon will always put your health and safety first before making that call.