Iam planning to do breast lifting (+ reduction ) and lipo for my whole body ...doctor convinced me to do them separate ...i did total lipo 3 years ago and it was horrible experinece so iam not excited to do it again ...maybe if i did breast lifting along lipo of upper body ( back , lovehandles , stomach , upper part of stomach below breasts) and after a month i do lower part thighs all sides + ankles + calves + bbl it Would become more tolerable experinece ...whats ur advice ?
Choosing Best Sequence for Surgeries?
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Separating procedures for safety
Separating the procedures as you have mentioned will help make the recovery be less painful. More importantly it will be much safer and make you more likely to heal smoothly. Good luck.
Best sequence for surgery
It makes sense to me to stage the liposuction. Additional thoughts -
- If you have back liposuction and a breast reduction, no position will be comfortable.
- You might consider the breast reduction and liposuction of the front of the chest, abdomen, love handles.
- At the second stage do the back and legs.
- Two total body liposuctions in 3 years is a lot. Is there any chance diet and exercise might help?
- Best wishes!
Choosing best sequence for surgeries?
If it was deemed wisest to stage these procedures, you will have to decide which procedure(s) are most important to you. You should devise a priority list and discuss this with your surgeon and several of these procedures will still likely to be combined at the same procedure. Thank you for your question! Hope that his helps and best wishes for a superb result!
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This combination of procedures is routinely performed in my facility. Research an experienced location and plastic surgeon who can show you results and explain the process. You should absolutely save on some costs as well. Good luck
Appropriate Staging of Surgery
Great question. It is common to stage multiple procedures, especially when lengthy procedures and different operative positioning may be involved. Staging will maintain a safe operating environment. Another consideration is the volume of liposuction that can be performed on an outpatient basis. Typically plastic surgeons would like to keep it under 4 liters of volume for out patient procedures. Best of luck.
Multiple Elective cosmetic procedures should be segregated so that any one combination of procedures does not exceed six hours.
The statement is a very general rule but on balance one would not like to exceed 5 to 6 hours of surgery for elective case. The combination of procedures you mention sounds like it would take quite a bit more than this. That being the case I would arrange the combination of procedures to satisfy the general rule above.
Staging the procedures would likely be best
Thank you for the question. It sounds like you understand and agree on staging your surgeries. This will help with recovery but it will also give your plastic surgeon the time he/she needs to focus fully on the liposuction areas for that day. Revision liposuction or secondary liposuction usually has more fibrous or scarring so the liposuction process may take a little more work making it that much more reasonable to stage your procedures.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
I agree that doing too much surgery in one setting is too much. Staging the procedures sounds very reasonable.
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