Reasons to combine your plastic surgery procedures

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Dr. Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgeon


Reasons to combine your plastic surgery procedures

Today, more and more people are taking control of their appearance and making the changes that make them feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable. Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, change your facial features or enhance your body proportions, plastic surgery offers a wide range of options to achieve your aesthetic goals. But while many decide on one stand-alone procedure such as a breast augmentation or nose job – there are many advantages to combining multiple surgeries into one big procedure or ‘plastic surgery package’. In this blog post, we’ll explore why it’s worth considering merging treatments together if needed 

1. Cost

By combining multiple surgeries into one, patients can save money by only having to undergo one surgical procedure and having to pay one set fee. This can reduce costs by eliminating the need for multiple surgeries, medications, and follow-up visits. For example, if a patient is considering both a facelift and a brow lift, combining them into one surgical procedure can save money by only having to pay one fee. Additionally, some cosmetic surgeons offer package deals that can further reduce the cost of plastic surgery. Finally, combining plastic surgery procedures can reduce the amount of time spent in the doctor’s office. Many surgeries require multiple visits to the doctor’s office for pre-and post-operative care, which can add up quickly. By combining procedures, the patient can reduce the number of visits they need to make and save money by not having to pay multiple office visit fees.

2. Recovery time

Combining multiple plastic surgery procedures can reduce the amount of time spent in the operating room and the amount of time spent in recovery afterward. Recovery time allows the body to heal, reduce swelling and bruising, and adjust to the new look. During the recovery period, patients should follow the surgeon’s postoperative instructions carefully, including adhering to any activity restrictions and avoiding strenuous activities. Proper rest, nutrition, and hydration are also essential to achieving a successful recovery. This is beneficial for both the patient and the doctor, as it allows the patient to receive the necessary treatments in a shorter period of time and the doctor to see more patients in the same amount of time.

3. Anesthetic complications

The combination of these procedures can reduce the risk of complications associated with anesthesia, as the anesthetic can be tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This can help to reduce the risk of side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, and fatigue, as well as the risk of serious complications, such as anaphylaxis and airway obstruction. Furthermore, combining plastic surgery with anesthetic complications can also help to reduce the overall cost of the procedure, as the costs associated with the anesthetic can be spread out over both procedures. This can make plastic surgery more accessible to those who cannot afford to pay for two separate procedures.

4. Psychological benefits

For many, physical or cosmetic changes can have a positive effect on their self-esteem, confidence, and overall mental health. For example, a person might choose to have breast augmentation if they feel self-conscious about their body shape and size. This can lead to improved body image and self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on their mental health. In addition, many people who undergo plastic surgery report having less anxiety, depression, and stress due to the improved physical appearance. Therefore, psychological benefits can be a major factor in why people choose to combine plastic surgery.

5. Comprehensive results 

By utilizing the latest technology and innovative techniques, plastic surgeons can provide patients with a variety of procedures and treatments to help them reach their desired look. From facial fillers and injectables to more complex procedures such as rhinoplasty and liposuction, plastic surgery can provide patients with natural-looking results that meet their expectations. In addition to providing a wide range of treatments, plastic surgeons often use a combination of treatments to help patients achieve the desired outcome. This allows them to address multiple areas of concern at once, providing comprehensive results that are tailored to the individual patient.


If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you may want to combine procedures for the best results. Commonly combined surgeries include breast augmentation with a breast lift, a tummy tuck with liposuction, and a nose job with a chin implant. Combining surgeries can help you save time, money and get faster results while achieving your desired look.