Is combining plastic surgeries safe?
With the growing popularity of plastic surgery in Los Angeles, the number of available procedures to reshape and rejuvenate the body has increased. Many people consider having several procedures performed at once. For example, a person will take 2-3 weeks of work and undergo rhinoplasty Los Angeles and a breast augmentation Los Angeles. It definitely makes sense to do so since anesthesia will be administered only once and there will one recovery period. Furthermore, the cost of having combined surgery is likely to be less than having them done separately.
However, the most important aspect of deciding whether or not to have combined procedures is safety. There are several important factors that a Los Angeles plastic surgeon will consider when combining different procedures.
The types of plastic surgical procedures are taken into consideration when combining them. Certain procedures such as nose job Los Angeles, eyelid surgery, or enhancement with breast implants Los Angeles induce less body inflammation and are tolerated better than larger procedures such as a tummy tuck Los Angeles or large volume liposuction. So, a combination of smaller procedures or a small and a large procedure is usually well tolerated. For example, small to moderate volume liposuction and a tummy tuck Beverly Hills, rhinoplasty Beverly Hills and breast augmentation Los Angeles, eyelid and face lift surgeries are commonly performed at the same time. Revisional surgery such as revision rhinoplasty Glendale may take more time than a primary rhinoplsaty, nose job Glendale, and therefore will be performed alone.
The health status of the person undergoing plastic surgery Glendale is reviewed first. Patients who do not have significant medical problems are less likely to have complications related to surgery or anesthesia. Frequently, a plastic surgeon in Glendale will request that the patient obtains a preoperative medical clearance from his or her primary care physician.
The duration of surgery is very important. Longer procedures especially over 6 hours may result in a higher incidence of complications. When combining procedures is likely to result in a lengthy surgery, many plastic surgeons Pasadena will recommend their patients to have the procedures done at different times. Frequently with longer surgeries, patients will stay in the hospital or a certified postoperative care center for 1 -2 days.