What You Need to Know About Multiple Procedures
If you are considering more than one procedure or combining surgery procedures, there are safety and health concerns that you need to know before deciding on your surgery holiday.
Many people who have experienced fat and weight loss – often through gastric bypass/banding – along with the forces of aging, may consider surgery for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.
With significant weight loss and aging, the remaining skin will not retain the elasticity required to shrink naturally. The fat will disappear but unsightly hanging skin will remain that can never be dieted or exercised away. Through body shaping, liposuction, and body tucks, your surgeon can remove this excess fat and skin and create a contoured shape for the body and face.
Deciding on your body and facelift will take more preparation and planning than single procedures. When planning your surgery, you need to be concerned with:
- Choice of procedures
- Choice of surgeon and hospital
- Cost surgery support and service
Choice of Procedures
People who are facing significant weight loss and aging will have any combination of the following areas of concerns. Surgery treatments that are advised for each problem area are able to be carried out together or in separate procedures:
|Treatment Area||Problem||Surgery solution|
|FACE||Sagging of nasiolabial area, jowls, excess skin over eyes, neck sagginess||Facelift – “S” lift, including brow lift, neck lift, jowl lift and upper and lower eye lift|
|Sagging of under eye and nasiolabial area||Lower Facelift|
|BREAST||Sagging breasts||Breast lift or Breast Augmentation or a combination of both to improve shape and size|
|Oversized breasts||Breast lift and reduction|
|ABDOMEN||Excess skin over the abdomen, lax abdominal muscles||Tummy Tuck – Mini, normal or extended|
|LEGS||Sagging skin (especially after weight loss)||Thigh and buttocks lift|
|ARMS||Sagging skin under arms, between armpit and elbow (especially after weight loss)||Arm lift|
|THIGHS||Sagging skin between and around inner thighs (especially after weight loss)||Thigh lift|
The exact nature of the procedures is a very individualized decision. The surgeon will assess your requests and examine your body and face and determine the surgery plan. These procedures will be determined by the surgeon and patient before you travel (through photos) and confirmed at the consultation.
Depending on your health and the number of procedures requested, the surgeon will determine which procedures can be safely combined. In the case that 2 surgeries are recommended, he will tell you the plan for each surgery, with adequate recovery time between operations to ensure your full recovery and health before the next surgery.
Choice of Surgeon and Hospital
If you are considering more than 1 procedure in one operation, it is very important that you choose your surgeon and hospital very carefully. There are more surgery and operation risks associated with longer surgery times, and therefore you must choose your surgeon and hospital wisely.
Choose a surgeon who has a lot of experience in multiple procedures. Even if a surgeon has had many years of experience, or has credentials from the UK or Australia, he/she might not necessarily have experience in long operation times.
Multiple procedures should always be carried out in a fully-equipped hospital that is operating to international quality standards, with full-time medical team in attendance. To cut costs, many surgeons operate in clinics rather than hospitals, and without a full-time anesthetist in attendance, which is very dangerous for longer operating times, and should never be considered.
Your booking manager can advise on who is recommended for multiple destinations in many destinations.
Over the years of research and working with many surgeons and hospitals, these are the only surgeons who has had consistently excellent results and flawless track record of patient safety with longer surgery times and multiple procedures.
Post-surgery support and service
If you are considering multiple treatments, you will also need to consider the follow-up support and service you receive after your surgery. This is particularly important when you are having multiple procedures, as the downtime will be longer, and you may have more concerns with bruising and swelling. You need access to carers at short notice and peace of mind that surgeon is available when you need it. If you travel overseas alone, most hospitals will not give any follow-up support, and you cannot be assured the surgeon will attend to you if you need him. Gorgeous Getaways has a vast network on the ground that will check on you days after your surgery. They also have direct access to the hospital should you need medical care.
- The price and value differences for surgery holidays are quite obvious, but Gorgeous Getaways has gone the extra mile to make the price and offer for multiple treatments even more accessible.
- Many hospitals simply add individual procedures together to get the final price for your multiple procedures. This is clearly not fair, as there are cost savings that are not being passed on to the patient.
- Gorgeous Getaways has negotiated package prices with the hospital for multiple procedures, which includes a discount when procedures are done in one surgery time. So your surgery is even more cost-effective!
Please note that we do select our patients wisely, so you will need to reveal your prior medical history, medications, allergies, and motivations for seeking plastic surgery. Please be thorough when providing this information as it helps to prevent complications. Also, be honest about any prior psychiatric or depression episodes you may have. For patient safety, as this is an elective procedure, we only select patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations as to the results they want to achieve.
Know your stuff
Before booking your surgery, it is important to do the research that you need to be assured that you will get the right surgeon, hospital, prices, service and support that you need. Be careful when getting cheap quotes, and be sure to ask how many multiple procedures the surgeon has done.
We have gone to great lengths at providing the best packages, care, and support and have managed many patients who have had multiple procedures successfully. Gorgeous Getaways is the only western operator in the world that provides full-service support, to give you the care you need when you are traveling in a foreign country. We have done the research and have the results to assure you of quality. However, above anything it is the support that we excel in, taking care of you throughout your holiday.
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