Breast Implants, Facelift, Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck in One Operation?
- Asked by 7248anon in trenton florida
- 3 years ago
I am 55 yrs of age and I was thinking of having all 4 procedures done. My surgeon says that they can all be done in the same day. It will be uncomfortable but It can be done. What do you think? Should I? Or delay the butt lift?
How many procedures are too much at once?
Thanks for your question -
As my colleagues have clearly pointed out grouping multiple surgeries together can be a good idea - to a point - after which the risk of blood clots, bleeding complications and anesthesia complications increases dramatically.
In addition - anytime you're looking to combine operations you have to make sure that they can be done together. A buttock lift and a tummy tuck are surgeries that are difficult to combine because of positioning requirements as well as post-op comfort.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon and get a second opinion. Safety should be the first priority.
Web reference: http://www.trivalleyplasticsurgery.com
Facelift, tummy tuck, butt lift, breast aug in one day in a 55 year old is INSANITY
If your doctor took your case to the American Board of Plastic Surgery as a candidate for board certification they would send him/her home with a big "FLUNK" so fast their head would spin because this is clearly not safe. The risks you would take in this combination are huge. This is crazy and I'd advise you go to a safer doctor.
Web reference: http://www.randcosmeticsugery.com
Way Too Much Surgery at one time
Dear, the word is not "uncomfortable" much more apt descrptive words would be "painful", "potentially life threatening" and "long recovery".
As Plastic surgeons we combine operations every single day. But in doing so we take into consideration the patient's age,medical status, duration of anethesia and estimated recovery period - among others. Ideally anesthesia time should be under 7-8 hours. If your surgeon can peform a Facelift, breast augmentation and a Lower Body Lift AND do them WELL in that period of time, he is a more gifted surgeon than me and most other plastic surgeons.
I would reconsider and break these procedures up.
It is not the best idea to combine all of these procedures into one surgery. One reason is the amount of time in surgery and amount of anesthesia administered. You would obviously need to be in the operating room for a longer period of time which puts you at a greater risk. Depending on exactly what you have done, you may need to rest in certain positions that could compromise the results of the other procedures. It is best to do the procedures in stages.
Web reference: http://prplastic.com
Combining multiple procedures becomes too high a risk at some point...
The number and magnitude of the procedures you are considering are too great to (in my opinion) responsibly recommend you having concurrently.
I am concerned about what this says about your surgeon. Is he/she a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery?
I would recommend you visit at least one other surgeon for a recommendation.
Web reference: http://www.DrArmandoSoto.com
Four of those procedures would take too long.
Do you want your surgeon to rush through each procedure so they can accomplish all in one setting? Just the fact that you would have to be positioned differently for the buttock lift would give me pause, as the change in position and re-prepping the area adds time to your anesthestic.
You also have to consider recovery and the logistics of having incisions in 4 different areas, drains, personal hygiene, etc.
Just because it is possible, it does not mean that it should be done. Get an estimate of time for one procedure at a time and then add up the times for all 4. My guess is you are better off splitting the surgeries into two sessions.
Body contouring, Facelift, tummy tuck
I set myself a time limit of six hours in surgery. If I can accomplish several procedures in that length of time, then I do them with overnight stay and maybe have the patient donate one unit of their own blood to be given back to them at surgery. Also, I tell the patient if their is any problem during surgery and the anesthesiologist says to stop, I do!
Multiple procedures at one time
While I am ok with doing a few procedures together in one operative setting, it sounds to me like a bit much. I would probably stage these in two settings.
"Way Too Much!!"
This way too much surgery at one time!! Most board certified surgeons limit the time for procedures to around 6 hours. This is ridiculous to suggest that all this can be done in one surgical setting!! Surgeons look at sequence and the sequence of these procedures are illogical. Example you can not have a brazilian butt lift and a tummy tuck at the same time because after surgery the positions required for healing are in opposition. In my practice would have these procedures divided into a minimum of three separate surgical settings with at least 3-6 months between each surgery.
Breast implants, facelift, butt lift and tummy tuck in one operation.
If possible I would ONLY do in hospital. But in real life tooooo many procedures for one operation by one surgeon. Is he "super" PS?
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