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Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures – Which Ones are Best to Combine?

Why Combine Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Some patients choose to have two surgeries at once to minimize time under general anesthesia, combine the recovery period for both surgeries into one single recovery period, and make the most of their time at our accredited surgical center. Two combined surgeries can be an excellent option for patients with two different body areas they want to target. If you are considering two surgeries performed at once, these plastic surgery procedures are combinations we typically perform at Heartland Plastic Surgery.

Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, enhances abdominal contours by tightening separated muscles and eliminating excess skin, resulting in a firmer and flatter stomach. However, when addressing unwanted fat deposits in surrounding areas (such as the flanks), liposuction becomes a valuable addition. The integration of these two procedures offers an effective solution for individuals targeting excess fat and sagging skin in the abdominal area and surrounding areas.

What Makes a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for a tummy tuck with liposuction are individuals in good overall health, stable weight, realistic expectations, and a commitment to recovery. Ideal candidates often present with concerns related to separated abdominal muscles or sagging skin, seeking a comprehensive solution for both excess fat and skin laxity in the abdominal and surrounding areas.

Breast Augmentation and Lift

If you desire both increased breast size and enhanced shape, opting for implant-based breast augmentation is an ideal choice. For those seeking not only to augment but also restore a more youthful position to the breasts, combining this procedure with a breast lift can yield a perky and shapely chest. This dynamic combination ensures a rejuvenated appearance that boosts confidence, whether lounging in a bikini or dressed professionally in the workplace.

What Makes a Good Candidate?

An ideal candidate for breast augmentation and lift is someone who desires both enhanced breast volume and improved breast position. This procedure is suitable for individuals with sagging or drooping breasts who also wish to achieve a fuller and more youthful breast contour. Suitable candidates should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and understand that the combination of augmentation and lift can provide a comprehensive enhancement for a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.

Breast and Belly Surgery

Two of our most commonly combined procedures are a variation of breast surgery and a tummy tuck. These procedures are combined as what is commonly referred to as a “Mommy Makeover.” Whether you are looking to slightly enhance your breast size and remove excess skin/fat from your abdomen after children or are looking to completely transform your breasts and belly following a major weight loss, combining these procedures can provide a dramatic transformation. These procedures are fully customizable depending on the patient’s goals and expectations.   

What Makes a Good Candidate?

A good candidate for a “Mommy Makeover” is someone looking to transform their breasts and belly. Suitable candidates should be in good overall health, maintain a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the combined breast and belly procedure.

Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery

Brow lift and eyelid lift procedures are commonly paired, as the underlying cause of excess eyelid skin is often contributed to a low brow position. Individuals often opt for an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, in conjunction with brow lift surgery to achieve a harmonious and natural outcome. Blepharoplasty targets loose or sagging skin, excess fatty deposits, and fine lines around the eyes, contributing to a more youthful and refreshed appearance. A brow lift repositions the brow, softens forehead lines/wrinkles, and removes the weight of the brow from the upper eyelid.

What Makes a Good Candidate?

An ideal candidate for a brow lift and eyelid lift is someone seeking comprehensive upper facial rejuvenation. Good candidates typically have noticeable signs of aging in the forehead and eyes. They should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and desire a harmonious enhancement of both the mid and upper facial regions.

Facelift and Fat Transfer or Fillers

Facelift surgery is designed to elevate and tighten sagging tissues in the lower face and neck, providing a rejuvenated appearance that can reverse the signs of aging by a decade or more. However, while a facelift effectively addresses jowling, it may not fully tackle deep lines, wrinkles, or volume loss. To comprehensively address these additional signs of aging, we frequently advise patients to complement their facelift with procedures such as fat grafting or dermal fillers like Juvéderm. This combined approach ensures a more holistic and tailored enhancement, addressing structural and volume-related aspects for a natural and youthful outcome.

What Makes a Good Candidate?

A suitable candidate for a facelift and fat transfer or fillers is an individual seeking to address both sagging skin and volume loss in the face. This combination benefits those concerned about deep lines, wrinkles, and a loss of facial fullness. Suitable candidates should be in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and desire a comprehensive facial rejuvenation that includes lifting and restoring facial volume.

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At Heartland Plastic Surgery, we strive to help our patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. J. Stewart Humphrey and Physician Assistant Rebecca Thomasson have spent more than a decade assisting patients to feel and look their best. Please schedule a consultation by filling out our online contact form to learn more about our plastic surgery offerings.

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