Combining Procedures can add more value

Three of the most common procedures patients request to recapture their body are abdominoplasty, breast augmentation and liposuction.”

Each of these procedures has their respective cost, recuperation time and required absence from employment. Abdominoplasty is usually a same day surgical procedure, but requires about 10 days off of work for recovery. Breast augmentation in and liposuction can typically take anywhere from 2 to 7 days to recover. When performed individually, one might be looking at close to a month of recovery time and medical leave from work.

Surgeons can often perform combined procedures such as abdominoplasty and breast augmentation together. Such procedures are often referred to as a “mommy make-over” and are popular because overall operative times can be less with two surgeons operating concurrently to expedite the required anesthesia time.

Because costs can be decreased when procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast augmentation and liposuction are combined, the overall cost is less than if each procedure was done individually. Given the current economy, patients are seeking a value proposition in every respect. Patient selection is always important, and a pre-operative medical clearance is mandatory. Choosing a Michigan Surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery typically ensures that all the necessary precautions are taken to achieve a safe surgical outcome.

Ask Doctor Ali today about the possibility of combining procedures to see if it could be a good option for you!

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