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Dr. Charles Perry discusses the most popular cosmetic procedures to combine and touches on the benefits and risks of combining treatment.

Sacramento, CA—“One can have as many procedures completed in one day as time allows to safely do them,” states Dr. Charles Perry, a plastic surgeon in Sacramento. As patients’ desire for cosmetic enhancement grows and available time off remains brief, he explains that more individuals will be seeking a combination approach that allows for limited downtime and dramatic results. Furthermore, he notes, there are a variety of additional benefits to performing multiple procedures, although only a consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can determine if a person’s aesthetic goals can be reasonably accomplished in one operative session.

Dr. Perry explains that many patients are eager to know which cosmetic procedures can be combined effectively, not only to reduce the length of the recovery period but also to optimize the results. He often recommends rejuvenating a single region of the body, such as the face, torso, or extremities, rather than mixing and matching operations across the entire physique. For instance, he says, breast surgery and tummy tuck surgery go well together, especially for mommy makeover surgery. Similarly, facelift, eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, and brow lift surgery can be combined, he continues. He cautions individuals considering multiple procedures to be aware that there can be some increased risk of complications, such as blood clots and infection, when combining procedures. However, he indicates that a qualified plastic surgeon will strive to create the safest experience possible.

Dr. Perry further emphasizes the advantages of combining plastic surgery procedures, saying that, particularly for facial rejuvenation, addressing multiple areas at once may be necessary as the features of the face often affect one another. Therefore, he often recommends addressing all the areas that potentially could be influenced.

Ultimately, Dr. Perry believes that many patients can enjoy a better surgical and recovery experience, as well as improved results, by undergoing multiple procedures at once rather than receiving them one at a time over an extended period. While individuals should be thoroughly examined by an experienced physician and all risks, benefits, concerns, and questions discussed in detail before committing to an operation, in many cases people who desire two or more cosmetic enhancements often can be better served with a single session multi-step surgery.

About Charles Perry, MD, FACS

Dr. Perry earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound before continuing on to the University of Washington where he earned his medical degree. He completed additional training at the Maricopa County Medical Center, the University of Arizona, and the University of Massachusetts. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is also an active member of several prestigious medical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the California Medical Association. Dr. Perry is available for interview upon request.

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