Appropriate Order of Several Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Does it make sense to have a central lower lift and breast implants done; then 3 months later, aggressive Liposuction in thighs and knees; and then a year later, an inner thigh lift? Does this seem like proper order/combo?

Doctor Answers (2)

Sounds realistic

+1

The staggering of these operations seems prudent. It is possible to do a number of operations at one time but most surgeons like to limit what they can do in one sitting to about 6 hours. This is when the complication rates seem to climb as a function of operating time. This is a relative length, not absolute.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Liposuction before or after the body lift

+1

There is no exact order and plastic surgeons vary in their preferences. Some even perform all together at one sitting. In my experience, I tend to prefer liposuction prior to or at the same time as lifting so that the lift procedure has greater opportunity to remove the loose skin created by the liposuction procedure

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.