For many of Dr. Paul Pin’s patients, cosmetic surgery represents the end result of a great deal of hard work, not only to prepare themselves mentally, physically and emotionally, but also financially.
But what happens if a patient wants to have more than one surgical procedure done at the same time, such as a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift to move the breasts to a higher position on the chest and add volume? Is it possible to combine these two procedures so that they can be done at the same time? What might be the benefits of doing so, particularly if economic considerations are a factor? How will combining surgical procedures affect recovery time and overall outcome? Here, Dr. Pin discusses the benefits of combining cosmetic surgical procedures.
Economic Considerations of Combining Surgeries
If you want to address issues in several areas of your body that require different procedures, the expense quickly adds up. A good example of this is something like a Mommy Makeover package, which is designed to help women regain the body they had prior to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Such a package generally includes a tummy tuck to tighten up loose muscles and stretched skin in the abdominal area, along with either a breast augmentation or breast reduction. Dr. Pin may also do a breast lift as part of this package.
Consider that if each procedure was done individually, this would incur a separate cost not just for Dr. Pin’s time, but also for the use of the surgery center or hospital, the anesthesiologist, and any tests that may need to be done prior to surgery. However, combining procedures would mean only one cost for all of these.
Shorter Recovery Time
Similar to sharing cost by combining surgeries, recovery time can also be shared. Imagine how long your recovery time would be if you had all of the surgeries involved in a Mommy Makeover package, considering that each one would require anywhere from two to three weeks just for the initial healing phase. Additionally, Dr. Pin would have to wait until you have completely healed from one surgery before starting the next one.
Combining all those procedures would mean only one recovery time for everything. That translates into less time off from work or being able to care for your children. Remember, you will be restricted from lifting more than a few pounds for the first few weeks after a tummy tuck procedure, so no carrying the kids around. The sooner you recover, the sooner you can show off the results from your cosmetic work.
Get a Total Makeover
If you have lost a dramatic amount of weight, you may be left with loose skin and flabby muscle in more than one area of your body. Lift procedures can be done on a number of areas of the body, such as the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, hips, flanks, back, knees, and arms. In some cases, addressing more than one area of the body may be a good idea.
Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery can be a major undertaking, particularly if you have had to make a financial investment. However, you may find that combining surgeries can pay off, not just financially, but also in terms of recovery and overall final results.