Yes -- as long as a few caveats are adhered to. Combination procedures may be performed if time in the operating room is not excessively prolonged. The longer the case, potentially the longer your body may take to recover. It is important to be as healthy as possible before undergoing combination procedures. Also, it is helpful if multiple procedures are performed within one or two regions of the body (such as head and neck or breast and chest, etc.). Third, your plastic surgeon will advise you on which operations may be safely combined in terms of minimizing blood loss. Finally, depending upon whether your aesthetic goals are in alignment with your body's ability to undergo multiple procedures safely as well as to recover in a healthy way, it may be prudent to stage operations. In some cases, patience to proceed in a step-wise manner may be a better option.
Simon I. Angeli, MD
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