I am an older mom (48). I would like to have a face lift and breast lift. Can I safely have both procedures at one time?
Facelift and Breast Lift in One Procedure?
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Safety of facelift and breast lift in one setting
Both of these procedures are quite safe given you are a relatively healthy person. The ultimate barometer of safety is the length of time for your anesthesia. I believe most of us in the board certified plastic surgery realm try to keep the entire surgical time under five and a half hours. If this can be done in that time frame then my answer is yes, it is safe.
All the best,
Tal Raine MD FACS
Facelift and Breast Lift combined
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Combination cosmetic procedures are very common. To determine if you are a candidate for a combo procedure, your surgeon should evaluate your overall health status (past medical history, medications, smoking history etc). If you are a safe candidate for these two procedures, they can be performed either as an outpatient procedure or with an overnight stay.
Facelift and Breastlift at the same time
You can definitely do these procedures at the same time. The only thing that I strongly recommend at my surgical facility is to stay overnight if the surgery is longer than 8 hours. For your recovery, it may be nice to only have the downtime all at once. Good Luck!
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Multiple procedures can be combined in the same operative room setting as long as the operative time does not exceed 6 hours. The same surgeons or a team of surgeons can work together to improve both your face and breast appearance.
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If you are healthy and do not smoke it is safe to do these procedures in the same operative setting safely. I prefer to do these in healthy patients only and in non-smokers only. The procedures would be done in an outpatient day surgery setting with a one or two overnight stay. The facial dressing would be removed prior to going home after the second night’s stay.
Combining Face Lift with Other Cosmetic Surgery
Yes, one can combine a face lift and other cosmetic surgery, such as breast lift, in the same operation. Benefits include having only one recovery time and anesthesia. However, splitting the procedures may be more appropriate if the operative time would be too long. Much more commonly combined cosmetic procedures with a face lift include, fat injections, eyelid surgery, and brow lift.
Yes, may be performed safely together
Facelift and breast lift may be performed safely at the same operative setting. It is important to see your doctor for a complete physical exam including lab tests, electrocardiogram, and medical clearance a few weeks before surgery. You must notify your doctor and surgeon of any known medical conditions. Safety is my number one priority.
Multiple procedures at once
It is not uncommon for patients to have more than one cosmetic surgery procedure at a time. As I exclusively specialize in faces, I will perform blepharoplasty and facelift, or rhinoplasty and facelift, in a single procedure. One important issue is surgical time, where in my hands, few surgeries ever take more than 3 ½ hours, which helps speed up recovery and reduces risk. Another issue is specialization by your surgeon, where the natural separation is between faces and body work. In my office, my associate will perform the breast or other body work while I perform the facial work, assuring patients of the shortest surgery time and having work by specialists in that area.
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