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Cosmetic surgeons around the country, such as Dr. Steve Byrd, one of the top plastic surgeons in Dallas, offer the option for combining procedures. This can produce greater results while reducing cost and downtime.
Dallas, Texas (February 2013) – Many plastic surgeons will give patients the choice of combining plastic surgery procedures into one operation. Dr. Steve Byrd, one of the top plastic surgeons in Dallas says grouping multiple procedures into one visit to the medical center provides many potential benefits for patients: shorter recovery time, cost savings, more complete cosmetic enhancement and overall higher satisfaction.
“There are certain procedures that are commonly performed during one operation,” says Dr. Byrd, a board-certified plastic surgeon familiar with combination procedures. “Facelift with neck lift come to mind. But any number of combination treatments can be customized to the meet the patient’s goals. For instance, I commonly combine a breast lift with breast augmentation in Dallas.”
Commonly grouped procedures include treatments of the head and neck, such as facelift with neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery or chin augmentation. Non-surgical treatments can also be combined, either with surgical or other non-surgical procedures. BOTOX® may be used with injectable fillers for a more comprehensive result, or laser skin resurfacing may be used in a facelift procedure. Breast augmentations and breast reductions are often enhanced by breast lifts. Dr. Byrd says he often performs liposuction during a tummy tuck in Dallas.
One of the most common combination procedures has come to be known as a “mommy makeover.” Typically, this makeover involves breast enhancement and tummy tuck. Certain variations may include liposuction, facial surgery or medical spa treatments.
Combining procedures can have advantages for patients, such as less time away from work or other commitments. Instead of having 2 or more separate recovery periods, healing from the separate surgeries occurs simultaneously. The discomfort of surgery is also consolidated, allowing women and men to “get it over with” all at once.
Cost savings also factor into the list of benefits. Fees for the facility, anesthesia and the surgeon make up the main cost categories for plastic surgery.
Completing multiple procedures in one operation adds up to only 1 facility fee, 1 anesthesia fee and reduced surgeon’s fees.
“Most patients find that combining procedures produces an overall higher satisfaction,” says Dr. Byrd. “Because multiple enhancements are achieved, patients see a more complete improvement in their appearance. And since there is less interruption in their lives, they tend to have greater appreciation of what was accomplished.”
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