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The Benefits of Combining Multiple Plastic Surgery Procedures in One Surgery | Antony Fitton Plastic Surgery | Plymouth & Truro

The Benefits of Combining Multiple Plastic Surgery Procedures

In the world of plastic surgery, advancements have made it possible for individuals to undergo multiple procedures in a single surgical session.

This approach, known as combination surgery, offers numerous benefits for those seeking comprehensive aesthetic improvement. In this blog, we’ll cover the advantages of combining plastic surgery procedures, discuss commonly combined surgeries, explore the reasons behind choosing combination procedures, outline potential risks, identify the ideal candidate, and answer frequently asked questions.

By addressing multiple areas at once, patients can achieve a more balanced appearance.

Benefits of Combining Multiple Plastic Surgery Procedures

1. Comprehensive Results:
By addressing multiple areas at once, patients can achieve a more balanced and harmonious appearance. For example, combining a tummy tuck with liposuction can enhance overall body contouring results.

2. A Single Recovery Period:
Undergoing one surgery that combines multiple procedures instead of multiple single surgeries over a period of time, means that patients only have to go through one recovery period, reducing downtime and disruption to their daily lives.

3. Cost Efficiency:
Combining procedures often results in cost savings due to the reduced need for multiple anaesthesia sessions, surgical facility fees, and post-operative care costs. If you would like to know more about the investment involved all costs and finance options are listed here.

4. Enhanced Safety:
While any surgery carries risks, undergoing multiple procedures at once minimises the repeated exposure to anaesthesia and the stress of multiple surgeries.

5. Improved Psychological Benefits:
Achieving multiple aesthetic goals in one go can boost a patient’s self-esteem and body image more significantly than undergoing separate procedures over an extended period.

Tummy Tuck before and after | Antony Fitton Plastic Surgery | Plymouth & Truro

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the tummy wall, especially after weight loss or pregnancy.

Commonly Combined Plastic Surgeries

Mummy Makeover

A mummy makeover typically includes a combination of the following procedures:

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation may combine:

Body Contouring

Body contouring combinations often include:

    • Liposuction: Removes fat from multiple areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and arms.
    • Thigh Lift: Tightens and reshapes the thighs.
    • Arm Lift: Removes excess skin and fat from the upper arms.
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One comprehensive recovery period is more convenient than multiple shorter ones.

Why Choose a Combination of Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Efficiency and Convenience

For busy individuals, combining surgeries means fewer days off work and less disruption to daily routines. One comprehensive recovery period is more convenient than multiple shorter ones.

Holistic Transformation

Patients seeking a significant change often prefer the all-encompassing results that combination surgeries provide. The ability to address multiple concerns at once creates a more cohesive and natural-looking outcome.

Cost Savings

Combining procedures can be more cost-effective. Patients save on anesthesia, and facility fees, and potentially lower overall surgical costs when compared to scheduling each procedure separately.

Risks of Combination Surgeries

While combining plastic surgery procedures has many benefits, it’s essential to consider the potential risks:

Increased Surgical Time:
Longer surgery times can increase the risk of complications such as blood clots and infections.

Extended Recovery:
Although there’s only one recovery period, it may be more intense and prolonged due to the extent of the combined procedures.

Higher Complexity:
Managing multiple surgical sites requires careful planning and precise execution, adding complexity to the surgery.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Combined Plastic Surgery Procedures?

The ideal candidate for combination surgeries typically:

    • Is in good overall health with no significant medical conditions that could increase surgical risks.
    • Has realistic expectations about the outcomes and understands the recovery process.
    • Is a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after surgery to promote better healing.
    • Desires significant aesthetic improvements that align with combining procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Recovery time varies depending on the specific procedures performed, but generally, patients can expect a recovery period of several weeks. Mr Fitton will provide a detailed recovery plan tailored to your surgeries.

Yes, when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon (such as Mr Fitton), combination surgeries are generally safe. However, like any surgery, they carry risks, and it’s crucial to discuss these with Mr Fitton.

Not all procedures can be, or should be, combined. Mr Fitton will evaluate your health, aesthetic goals, and the complexity of the desired procedures to determine the best approach.

Combining plastic surgery procedures can enhance the final results by creating a more harmonious and balanced appearance. However, the skill and experience of the surgeon play a significant role in achieving optimal outcomes. Choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon (such as Mr Fitton) is the first step to success.

Preparation includes undergoing pre-operative assessments, following a healthy lifestyle, and adhering to any specific instructions from Mr Fitton. This may involve quitting smoking, adjusting medications, and arranging for post-operative care.

Pain levels vary depending on the procedures and individual pain tolerance. Pain management strategies, including medications and supportive care, will be provided to ensure your comfort during recovery.

Combining multiple plastic surgery procedures

Combining multiple plastic surgery procedures in one surgery offers a range of benefits, from comprehensive results and cost efficiency to a single recovery period. By understanding the potential risks and identifying if you are an ideal candidate, you can make informed decisions and achieve your desired aesthetic goals with confidence.

If you’re considering combination procedures, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon (such as Mr Fitton) to explore your options and create a personalised surgical plan.

For a no-obligation quote

For a no-obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please book in for your consultation with Mr Fitton. Your requirements will be discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.


Managing your expectations about plastic surgery is important regardless of which procedure you wish to have done. It’s critical to have realistic expectations about plastic surgery and to also ensure you are on the same page as your surgeon.

To find out more about having a treatment, book your no-obligation consultation. You will meet with Antony Fitton and receive expert advice tailored to your needs.

Please call us on 07494 250277 or book your consultation using our online form.

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Mr Fitton practices in Plymouth and Truro.

About your Plastic Surgeon: Mr Antony Fitton

MB, BS(hons)., MD., FRCS(eng)., FRCS(plast).

Mr Antony Fitton qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1989 with distinction in Surgery. He holds an MB, BS(Hons)., MD., FRCS(eng). and FRCS(plast). (Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons).

He is a member of BAPRAS (British Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons), BAAPS (British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), and BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand).

Mr Fitton has received the Paton & Masser Award and the CM Matthews Award from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his research in nerve injury.

Mr Fitton is licensed as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon by the GMC.
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    • Consultations and treatments are available at either the Nuffield Health Hospital, Plymouth or the Duchy Hospital, Truro
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