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Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures in San Antonio

by San Antonio Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Matt Bindewald

· Mommy Makeover,Trends,Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic procedures like breast augmentations and tummy tucks have gained a lot of popularity over the last several years. Many of the procedures can be combined. If you're interested in using cosmetic procedures to change your appearance, learn about the latest trends so you can make a decision that's right for you.

The Most Common Cosmetic Procedures

The number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States has more than doubled over the last 15 years. In 2000, there were 7,401,495 procedures performed in the United States. In 2015, there were 15,908,330. This increase shows a rapid change in how people perceive cosmetic surgery and similar procedures.

Not surprisingly, certain procedures are more common than others. Breast augmentation was the most popular option chosen during 2015 (279,143 procedures). The popularity of butt implants, however, grew faster than any other area of cosmetic procedures. Doctors only performed 1,356 butt lifts in 2000. They performed 4,767 in 2015, a 251 percent increase.

Combining Cosmetic Procedures​

Interestingly, a lot of women and men are choosing to undergo multiple procedures. Instead of deciding that she wants a back lift, a woman today may choose to schedule a back lift, breast augmentation and abdominoplasty within a relatively short time. By combining cosmetic procedures, patients can reinvigorate their bodies instead of focusing on just one aspect.

Mommy makeovers offer a good way to think about combining cosmetic procedures. A mommy makeover is a group of cosmetic procedures that focus on each woman's unique needs. Some of the most common procedures in mommy makeovers include:

  • Breast enhancements
  • Tummy tucks
  • Stretch mark removal
  • Fat removal
  • Thigh lifts

Many women go through physical changes during pregnancy and while raising children. While some of these changes revert to their pre-pregnancy appearances, others remain throughout life. Changes in breast size and stomach shape can have profound effects on a woman's life. If she no longer feels attractive, she could start to lose the confidence needed for a healthy relationship and a successful career.

For some women, getting a mommy makeover is the only way to regain confidence. Exercising, for instance, can make your waist smaller, but it won't eliminate extra skin that grew during pregnancy.

Benefits of Combining Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Combining procedures can lower your overall recovery time. After getting a tummy tuck, it usually takes a couple weeks for patients to recover enough to resume daily activities. A breast augmentation, however, only takes up to 48 hours to recover. By getting both procedures on the same day, you fit two recoveries into the same time.

Talk to your doctor if you want to use cosmetic procedures to change your appearance. While there are plenty of safe options for most women and men, it's best to consult an expert before combining procedures. You could discover that this is a good way for you to get the results you want while minimizing the length of your recovery.

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