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Can I Have Several Procedures Performed Simultaneously?

It is a relatively common practice for a plastic surgeon to perform multiple procedures during one operation. This allows the surgeon to better “sculpt” your final appearance. In addition, having several procedures done simultaneously saves you the expense of paying the operating room and anesthesia costs more than once.

For example, it is common for patients to combine liposuction and a tummy-tuck. Many women who want to get their “pre-pregnancy” body back choose to combine a breast and abdominal procedure. In addition, it is very common to combine facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift, necklift, browlift, and eyelid procedures. Similarly, a patient may choose to combine their rhinoplasty (nose-job) with a chin implant or removal of a double chin.

In some cases, having multiple procedures can increase the risk of complications. For example, this is more of a concern when breast augmentation and breast lift procedures are combined. The decision to have multiple procedures done depends on which procedures are being done, the extent of surgery, the operating time, and your health. Ultimately, your surgeon decides whether or not it is appropriate to offer more than one procedure in your operation, and it is your choice to accept to move forward with the additional risks that are outlined.

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