I've decided on a doctor and I will be having a tummy tuck and my upper and lower eyes. Can I have both done together? (Photo)
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Eyelid surgery and tummy tuck
Combining tummy tuck with eyelid surgery
Hope you have chosen a board certified plastic surgeon for your procedures, as this is important to credential your surgeon and make sure they have adequate training to not only perform the surgery, but handle the potential complications that may occur (hopefully not!!).
Combination surgery can be done well and safely when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon.
I routinely perform combinations surgery. Your surgery may take 4-5 hours, which can be done safely as outpatient procedures.
Please select your plastic surgeon carefully - make sure that your plastic surgeon is board-certified by America board of plastic surgery.
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Multiple procedures, some advices:
In this regard, I'm totally agree with you, therefore i recommend you a Tummy Tuck with muscle repair, to get a flat abdomen and waist and back Liposculpture, getting better curves especially in the waist, improving your body contour.
For safety reasons, to be a good candidate for tummy tuck + upper and lower eyelid at the same time, your labs and cardiovascular preoperative evaluation must be optimal.
Therefore, you must be a healthy person, within an appropriate BMI and no history of diseases that increase the surgical / anesthetic risk degree.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Combining tummy tuck and eye lid surgery.
- These procedures often can be combined but it is up to your surgeon.
- It depends on your health and on the extent of surgery.
- You will need help during your recovery - for a minimum of 5 days after a tummy tuck.
- The best way to have it done is by putting yourself in the hands of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Discuss Exparel injections into the tummy tuck to reduce pain after surgery - it makes a big, big difference.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Combining a tummy tuck and eyelid surgery at the same time
Safety should always be the main concern. It is generally recommended that the length of elective surgery be less than six hours. The procedures should be performed in an ambulatory facility that is accredited by one of the national organizations like the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF) or in a licensed hospital. Many surgeons would recommend an overnight stay at an appropriate facility where you can be appropriately monitored. Most patients prefer undergoing one anesthesia and one recovery period which is usually more cost effective.
Keep in mind that following the advice of any surgeon on this or any other web site who proposes to tell you what to do without: examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, and taking a full medical history, as well as discussing the pros and cons of each operative option would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon certified by The American Board of
Plastic Surgery who is ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with, and discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person. That way, you can have a better idea what is safe and makes the most sense for you.
Before proceeding with a combination of these procedures, you should have medical clearance from your primary care physician and a discussion between him or her and your plastic surgeon.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Tummy tuck and eyelid surgery
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