Having face and brow lift, TT scar revision, double bubble. I am 56 and athletic and healthy. (Photo)
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6 hour time limit to minimize complications
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
Multiple surgeries in one session
Combination of body procedures with facelift is safe in healthy patient.
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All these procedures cannot be done on the same day, face procedures should be done first and followed by the lower body procedures 6 -8 weeks later. Having all these procedures at once might be dangerous for you. So safety first.
Combination of Multiple Cosmetic Surgeries
Combining a straight forward facelift with body surgeries most likely can safely be performed. What will count at the end are the results.
Multiple procedures at the same time
Make sure to find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with years of experience.
Multiple procedures and safety?
Most patients prefer undergoing one anesthesia and one recovery period which is usually more cost effective, but many surgeons would prefer performing these procedures in 2 separate operations to diminish the potential for complications. Having stated that, most ethical experienced surgeons would feel that the combination of procedures that you listed would be excessive to perform 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. For many combination procedures, I would recommend an overnight stay at an appropriate facility where you can be continually monitored.
I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with the plastic surgeon and have a consultation to see what is safe and makes the most sense for you.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
A lot of surgery
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