A great example of combining procedures for maximum results is the mommy makeover. This procedure typically includes breast enhancement, tummy tuck, and liposuction to improve the appearance of the parts of the body that are most affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There are several issues to consider when deciding whether to combine or stagger your procedures. The biggest factors that come into play are:
- Cost: In a combined procedure, certain fees, such as an operating room or anesthesiology fee, need to be paid only once. This makes combination procedures less expensive overall than several distinct surgeries. However, the upfront cost may be greater.
- Recovery time: By combining surgeries, patients also combine recoveries. Much as with the financial consideration, this means more of an upfront investment in time and less downtime overall.
- Safety: Dr. Prysi is your best resource when determining whether you can safely combine multiple procedure options. The more options you choose, the longer your procedure is, meaning your chance of complications might rise. Rest assured that combination procedures can be very safe.
Although there are many advantages to combining your preferred surgeries into a single procedure, it’s not the best option for everyone. A consultation with Dr. Prysi in his Naples Florida office can help you decide whether to combine or stage your surgeries.