Combination Procedures

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There are several occasions where surgeries can be combined under one procedure. The opportunity to do this depends on length of the overall OR time, health of the patient and anatomical proximity of the areas to be operated upon. Of equal importance is the infection category of the wounds created since cross contamination of one site to another should always be avoided. Examples of good combinations are: face lift and eyelid surgery, liposuction and fat transfer, tummy tuck and surrounding liposuction, tummy tuck and breast surgery, brow lifts with other facial lifts. Procedures that have possible problems are face lift and thigh/buttock lift, rhinoplasty(nose surgery) and breast augmentation. Many times it is better to separate long surgeries to obtain faster and healthier (fewer complications) recovery. Make sure you have all your questions answered prior to embarking on a multiple surgery voyage.