5 Benefits of Combining Your Plastic Surgery Procedures

Published: December 1, 2022
Category: Dr. Michael Philbin, Daddy Do-Over, General, Mommy Makeover

Suppose you are considering plastic surgery and are interested in improving the appearance of two or more areas of your face or body. In that case, you may want to consider combining multiple procedures in a single surgery. This approach to plastic surgery can have significant benefits over scheduling each procedure individually. From decreased downtime and surgical fees, the perks of combining plastic surgery procedures may benefit not only your lifestyle but also your final results!

“Combining plastic surgeries may seem like a new concept to many patients, but the truth is thousands of women do this every year when they schedule a Mommy Makeover,” explains Dr. Michael Philbin, a board-certified plastic surgeon and partner at Edina Plastic Surgery. “Mommy Makeover surgery generally includes two to three procedures performed in a single surgery that address the specific needs of women who have birthed children. These procedures may include a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lift, or other surgical combinations. But, the term Mommy Makeover is really just a marketing term. Anyone, woman or man, can have multiple procedures performed in a single surgery, and doing so can have tremendous benefits!”

The Ideal Candidate for Combined Plastic Surgery Procedures

While addressing multiple concerns within a single surgery can sound enticing, this approach may not be suitable for every patient. The ideal candidate for combined plastic surgery procedures is someone who is overall healthy, within 30 lbs. of their ideal weight, a non-smoker, and who has minimal risk factors for surgery. Your plastic surgeon will discuss whether or not they believe you are an appropriate candidate during your initial consultation.

Here are five key benefits of combining your plastic surgery procedures.

#1 – Target multiple areas of concern in a single surgery

“Many patients who enter our practice have multiple areas on their body or face that they would like to improve or enhance with plastic surgery,” says Dr. Philbin. “Combining procedures allows them to address several of these areas at once, which can lead to a better overall result, not to mention a happier patient! Many procedures, like breast lift and breast augmentation, or tummy tuck and liposuction, even enhance the results of each other when performed together.”

#2 – Cost-Effective

Combining plastic surgery procedures usually decreases a patient’s overall cost. These savings are because the plastic surgeon is only operating once, anesthesia is only being administered once, and any other surgical fees affiliated with surgery are only billed once, as opposed to multiple occasions. In addition, some practices discount multiple procedures because this surgical approach requires fewer resources from their surgical staff and facility.

#3 – Your body is subjected to less general anesthesia

“Every patient responds differently to general anesthesia,” explains Dr. Philbin. “But, regardless of how your body tolerates it, it is always advisable to be under general anesthesia as little as possible during your lifetime. Anesthesia and surgery put the body through an immense amount of stress, and each has risks. Combing procedures means a patient need only undergo general anesthesia once and offset the risks of multiple exposures.”

#4 – Shorter recovery and reduced downtime

There’s no way around it – recovery is never the most enjoyable aspect of surgery, especially if you have to go through it multiple times to achieve the results you desire. Combining procedures ensures you only need to go through the recovery process once while still seeing improvement in numerous aspects of your appearance.

“If a patient needs to take time off from work, they will appreciate the reduced downtime that comes with combining plastic surgery procedures,” advises Dr. Philbin. “Instead of taking precious vacation days several times during the year to recover from each surgery, you can condense your downtime into a single occurrence. It is a far more practical strategy for work-life balance!” 

#5 – An enhanced overall result

Excellent plastic surgery results create beautiful balance and harmony in your face and/or body features. So many aspects of our appearance have reciprocal relationships with one another. For example, the lift and positioning of the breasts are complemented by their fullness and shape. A plastic surgeon can often achieve a more harmonious, superior result when they can address multiple aspects of a patient’s appearance at once.

“As a plastic surgeon, I love combining procedures because it doesn’t limit what I can achieve for a patient during surgery,” says Dr. Philbin. “This is a much more wholistic approach that yields results that simply look more natural, balanced, and complete.”

Are you interested in Mommy Makeover surgery or combining plastic surgeries to enhance your overall result? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Michael Philbin or another board-certified plastic surgeon at Edina Plastic Surgery by calling (612) 688-3177, texting (952) 925-1765, or CLICKING HERE!

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