Performing several aesthetic surgery procedures at the same time can raise questions and concerns for patients. As a plastic surgeon, I understand perfectly these doubts and it is essential to clearly present the benefits and drawbacks, as well as the parameters and conditions necessary to combine procedures.
Is it possible to perform several aesthetic surgery procedures at the same time? The answer is yes but on a case-by-case basis. The techniques and protocols have changed hugely and recovery following the procedures is now much faster. Consequently, several surgical procedures can be performed at the same time. Furthermore, the increasingly comprehensive treatment of the patient (skin, silhouette) allows an approach that readily combines the techniques to obtain ever more natural and harmonious results.
However, aesthetic surgery requires a customized approach: each case, each patient is different and some factors must be taken into account to guarantee the safety and success of the operation.
Is it dangerous to perform two aesthetic surgery operations at the same time? Why?
It is absolutely normal to want to know if it is dangerous to perform several aesthetic surgery operations at the same time.
To determine the feasibility of such an approach, it is essential to take into account the general state of health of the patient, their medical history, as well as the complexity and the duration of the procedures considered. In some cases, performing several procedures at the same time may be advised against due to factors such as the prolonged anesthesia, the time spent immobile, and the risk of postoperative complications.
Careful planning, a comprehensive medical examination, and an in-depth discussion during the consultation between the patient and the surgeon will help determine if you are a good candidate for simultaneous operations.
In any case, when these procedures are performed by a qualified, trained, and experienced aesthetic surgeon, the risks are reduced to a minimum.
The benefits and drawbacks of simultaneous operations
One of the main benefits of simultaneous operations is the decrease in the number of surgical procedures required, which saves recovery time and sometimes money for the patient. Furthermore, by combining several procedures it is possible to obtain more complete, harmonious aesthetic results.
For example, breast augmentation can be combined with breast lipofilling for an even more natural result in terms of the breasts and at the same time reshape some areas of the body, as lipofilling requires liposuction that treats areas where there is too much fat.
However, simultaneous operations can lead to a longer recovery period and a certain increase in risks linked to the anesthesia and the surgery. Each case must be assessed individually to determine if the benefits outweigh the potential drawbacks.
What are the determining factors and conditions?
The total duration of the operation, the type of anesthesia required, as well as the complexity of the procedures considered are also essential elements to be taken into consideration.
The aesthetic surgeon must be able to guarantee the safety of the patient during and after the operation by minimizing the risk of complications and ensuring optimal recovery.
Combined surgery: what combinations are possible?
Numerous combinations of aesthetic surgery operations are possible depending on the needs and objectives of the patient.
Among the combinations commonly performed are the following:
- Breast augmentation with lipofilling: this combination increases the size of the breasts and further harmonizes the neckline while reshaping the contours through the injection of fat taken from other parts of the body (tummy, knees, hips…) using liposuction.
- Rhinoplasty with genioplasty: a rhinoplasty, which aims to correct or beautify the shape of the nose, can be combined with a genioplasty, which consists in reshaping the chin (protruding chin or receding chin). This combination can harmonize the facial features and restore a balanced profile.
- Liposuction with abdominoplasty: liposuction is an integral part of the procedures involved in an abdominoplasty to eliminate localized excess fat in addition to removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles.
- Blepharoplasty with a face and neck lift: for a comprehensive approach to refresh the face, eyelid surgery (upper and/or lower blepharoplasty) can be easily combined with rejuvenation of the lower face (lift). Lipofilling is often combined for an even more harmonious treatment of the face.
Why is an abdominoplasty not combined with other procedures?
An abdominoplasty is a very complex surgical procedure that requires special attention. It involves removing the excess abdominal skin and fat, as well as reinforcing the abdominal wall muscles.
Due to its more invasive nature and the need for longer recovery, it is generally recommended to perform an abdominoplasty alone. Indeed, the combination of an abdominoplasty with another operation could considerably increase the risk of postoperative complications.
Performing several aesthetic surgery operations at the same time can provide patients with considerable benefits in terms of all-around results, as well as saving time and money. However, it is essential to take numerous factors into consideration such as the state of health of the patient, the complexity of the procedures, and the associated risks to guarantee patient safety and satisfaction.
As a plastic surgeon, I undertake to provide quality care and tell my patients about the most suitable options for them. If you are considering several aesthetic surgery operations at the same time, I encourage you to make an appointment for an in-depth consultation.
And don’t forget, each case is unique: together we can assess your needs, discuss the risks and benefits, and determine the best approach to reach your aesthetic objectives in complete safety.