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Can rhinoplasty and lip reduction be done at the same time, how long until recovery And can I do otoplasty all at once too?

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Combining procedures

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those procedure can certainly be combined at the same time. Concentrate on finding a surgeon who specializes in the rhinoplasty part since that procedure is the most difficult of the three.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Finding the right surgeon

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I just want to add to Dr Lepore's answer below that you should also consider surgeons Board Certified in Facial Plastic surgery by the ABFPRS (American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) and members of the AAFPRS. Perusing the web will give you the information.

Andrew Pichler, MD
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty, Lip Reduction and Otoplasty at the Same Time

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All 3 procedures can be done at the same time. In fact, it is advantageous to do this because you will have one anesthetic, operation, and recovery

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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rhinoplasty otoplasty lip reduction simultaneously

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All 3 procedures can be done simultaneously under one anesthetic. Anticipate at least 3 hours of anesthesia/ Surgery time and approximately 2 weeks of bruising and swelling before going back to work.

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Combining rhinoplasty, otoplasty and lip reduction

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Rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and lip reduction can be performed at the same time. The overall recovery time should not be significantly longer than any of the individual procedures; however, discuss the option carefully with your surgeon. Be certain to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience with cosmetic facial surgery. Look for a surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Best wishes.

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Recovery after multiple procedures

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This can all be done at the same time. The recovery from bruising and swelling will take 1-2 weeks and most people can get back to work in 10 days. The final results, however, will take one year before you can appreciate the results of the rhinoplasty. Also, keep in mind that you will need to sleep on your back for at least 4-6 weeks. If you are a side sleeper you will need to devise a way to keep yourself on your back. The otoplasty results can be disrupted if you traumatize the ears. Some physicians will have you wear a headband to keep your ears back for 2 weeks, sometimes more.

Kristina Tansavatdi, MD
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Can rhinoplasty and lip reduction be done at the same time, how long until recovery And can I do otoplasty all at once too?

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Rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and lip reduction can be performed at the same time. This may take 2 hrs or so, and recovery of each one is not particularly difficult.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

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Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
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Rhinoplasty, lip reduction and otoplasty can be done together.

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Rhinoplasty, lip reduction and otoplasty can be done together. Choose a very experienced surgeon whose work looks natural for best results. Recovery is 1-2 weeks depending on bruising.

Toby Mayer, MD
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