What cosmetic procedures can be combined and why would that be beneficial?
Combining plastic surgery procedures is extremely popular and involves a plastic surgeon performing multiple plastic or cosmetic surgeries in one day. This is a great option for patients who have many different concerns they would like to address. Dr. David Azouz is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Dallas, TX who performs many combination procedures to help his patients reach their goals in a safe, efficient, and effective manner. Dr. Azouz is highly experienced and offers patients the benefits of a natural-appearing look with minimal scarring from his combination procedures. The most well-known combination procedure is the mommy makeover, but there are many procedures that can be combined. Facelifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and breast surgeries are all popular surgeries that can be done together.
Benefits of Combination Plastic Surgeries
There are many different benefits that come from performing two or more surgeries simultaneously. Mainly, it cuts down on the need for multiple surgery days which allows a patient one recovery. Additionally, combining procedures often cuts down on the cost of surgery and anesthesia.
Candidates for Combination Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
The best candidates for combination surgery:
- Require moderate improvement of the areas to be treated
- Are in good overall health
- Are non-smokers
- Have realistic expectations
Dr. Azouz recommends that patients with areas that require significant skin and soft tissue resection stage their procedures rather than have them done on the same day. The right combination of procedures can achieve the results a patient desires and this is best achieved through expressing your goals with Dr. Azouz. Dr. Azouz is committed to performing plastic and cosmetic surgery as safely and efficiently as possible.
Combining Plastic Surgery with other non-plastic surgery procedures
Patients often desire to combine cosmetic and plastic surgery operations with other types of surgery including:
- Removal of gallbladder
- Functional rhinoplasty
- Hernia repair
Dr. Azouz is able to coordinate performing cosmetic surgery with other noncosmetic surgeries with a variety of different surgeons. Often Dr. Azouz will work with an OBGYN to perform a hysterectomy and tummy tuck together. Hernia repairs are often performed at the same time as a panniculectomy (tummy tuck).
One of the main questions Dr. Azouz is asked during his consultations with patients is how much recovery time they will need for their procedure. If a patient has multiple concerns and requires multiple procedures, this adds to time spent recovering from surgery. With a combination procedure, you get one recovery time. A mommy makeover may involve a drain-less abdominoplasty or mini-tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation in the same day. Men often desire liposuction of the abdomen to be done concurrently with liposuction and removal of gynecomastia of the chest. The recovery time for each procedure is about four to six weeks until a patient can return to heavy exercise. Instead of having to heal for four to six weeks to or three different times, patients can get surgeries done on the same day so that they only go through one recovery.
How soon can you have cosmetic surgery after massive weight loss surgery (gastric bypass)?
Gastric bypass induces weight loss by both restrictive and absorptive methods. This means that a patient will eat less food and less food will be absorbed through the patient’s digestive tract. Patients will generally have their weight fluctuate for six months after surgery. Dr. Azouz typically recommends having a stable weight for six months prior to surgery as well. Patients who have had bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve or bypass) are typically excellent candidates for post-bariatric body contouring. Combination procedures are often possible and include a variety of cosmetic surgeries of the body, breast, and face.
Possible combination surgery after bariatric procedures include:
Body lift with liposuction
Tummy tuck with liposuction
Facelift with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Breast lift with breast augmentation
Liposuction and removal of gynecomastia
Cost and Recovery
Along with the cut down on recovery time, combination procedures also cut down the cost. The cost of each individual procedure varies greatly. You have to add in the surgical facility, anesthesia, and medical devices to the total cost. By getting multiple procedures done in one surgery, this cuts down on the time spent in the operating room and anesthesia costs being repeated. Dr. Azouz will give you an estimated cost of your unique combination procedure during your in-person consultation.
Popular Combination Plastic Surgeries
To help his patients save on recovery time and cost, Dr. Azouz performs many of his procedures in combination with others. Due to the drain-less technique accompanying his procedures, patients can enjoy a less complex healing period. One of his most popular procedures is the Drainless abdominoplasty. Other popular combination procedures are:
- Mommy Makeover (breast and abdomen)
- Liposuction and Removal of gynecomastia
- Liposuction and Abdominoplasty
- Breast Lift and Reduction
- Rhinoplasty and Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Facelift and Eyelid surgery
- Mini Abdominoplasty and liposuction
- Tummy tuck and labiaplasty
Schedule a Consultation
If you have multiple body concerns that you would like to address, then talk to Dr. Azouz about combination procedures. These are excellent options to get your ideal look in a quick, effective manner. You can request a consultation with our online form or give us a call at 972-702-8888.