There are multiple reasons why men and women who want to improve the looks of their bodies decide to have more than one cosmetic procedure accomplished while they are under anesthesia. They may not want the extensive downtime of having to recover from two surgeries separately, or they may not want to pay for two rounds of general anesthesia. Some choose two or more simultaneous procedures in an effort to get the body of their dreams instantaneously. However, knowing what to expect with more than one cosmetic procedure as well as knowing the risks involved is vital before making this decision.
Factors to Consider for Multiple Cosmetic Procedures
One of the biggest concerns is what surgeries are being combined. For example, most cosmetic surgeons feel comfortable combining an abdominoplasty with a breast implant surgery. These areas are close together, and it is simple to maintain a sterile field. Again, a forehead lift with an eyelid surgery may work well. However, a rhinoplasty may be difficult to combine with an abdominal surgery.
Something else to consider is the health and the background of the patient. Patients who are young, healthy and at very low risk of most complications may be up to the combined surgeries. They should recover quickly and not be laid too low by the multiple incisions. However, patients who are older, who have underlying chronic conditions or who are generally sickly must approach even one surgery with great care.
However, if one’s cosmetic surgeon determines that a patient is a good candidate for multiple procedures simultaneously, the individual can feel good about the many benefits. Not only will recovery be shorter and costs be less, but also patients will be able to see the results they want after one surgery time. It can be difficult, for example, to go through one facial procedure and still be unhappy with the results. These patients who can combine procedures often feel happier with their outcomes and are motivated to care for their bodies following surgery.