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7 Doctor Answers | Asked by wildthingtatiana in HOUSTON, TEXAS
Time is money! Or so the saying goes. But with surgery, less time is like gold! Do not undertake an elective surgery that takes longer than 4 hours. As an elective surgery, your health is more important than the outcome. If procedures can be done in less time, great; but if you are grouping them all together, then split them into two procedures. Furthermore, plastic surgery is an art. Doctors get tired after a long case. Do you want your doctor tired and rushing after 5 or 6 hours of...
Longer surgeries more than 4-6 hours do have increased complications. However, the vast majority of patients will do well with the simultaneous procedures you mentioned given that your surgeon can achieve them less than 6 hours of surgery and uses precautions to help prevent clots in your legs (deep venous thrombosis). Ask your plastic surgeon to discuss any increased risk with you in detail. The procedures you mentioned are the same many ask for when considering a Mommy Make Over.
This combination can be completed with the knowledge that you may be at increased risk for DVT. Other surgeons have concerns aobut post-operative positioning. because they do not want you to place pressure on the fat grafting to the buttocks. However, it would be nearly impossible for you to lay on your sides or stomach with the other two procedures. You must be aware of your breast asymmetry and options available for correction.
Combining procedures can be performed for healthy patients. These three procedures certainly could be combined in many situations.
Receiving a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation is a safe combination. This is often called a mommy makeover. Patients who receive this combination benefit from a single recovery process as well as surgeries second beautifully complement each other. In our practice this is a common combination and we provide our patients the multiple garments that are necessary to help manage the swelling and speed their recovery. To learn more about tummy tucks, see photos, and help you...
The most important factor in planning a combination of plastic surgery procedures is safety. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that for outpatient plastic surgery, the total time of the surgery should be under six hours. If the surgery is expected to be longer, the patient should plan to stay overnight at an aftercare facility or a hospital. Also, the patient should have appropriate medical clearance prior to the planned procedure and appropriate prophylaxis against...
Planning cosmetic procedures on many parts of the body at the same time is often done: To reduce the number of anesthetics given for each procedure To lower the overall cost for O.R. time and Anesthesia fees To have a single recovery period and less overall down-time However, SAFETY is key in planning ALL combined cosmetic surgery procedures! Some procedures are complimentary - i.e. breasts and body (tummy), breasts and liposuction on the front of the body, or...