Combining plastic surgeries can be an ideal solution for people that desire multiple procedures to improve their appearance. Multiple plastic surgeries are generally safe, as confirmed by a study published earlier this year about combining breast enlargement and tummy tuck procedures. However, it is important to remember to keep the scope of procedures within reason. Although several plastic surgeries can be performed at once, adding too many procedures at once can increase your risks. Conventional wisdom has long suggested that the length of time spent under anesthesia can increase the likelihood of some risks. Data on this is mixed, suggesting that lifestyle and genetic factors are more likely to contribute to risk than just the length of time under anesthesia, but it is still a reason to be cautious of having too many plastic surgery procedures at once. Another concern is just that the stress of too many procedures may make recovery too long and uncomfortable. When your body is healing from multiple procedures, the recovery may be prolonged. In addition, your ability to care for yourself, including enjoying a good postsurgical diet and getting sufficient exercise may be limited. You may be at an increased risk for infections. During your consultation with New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits, you will discuss your plan for plastic surgery procedures, and he will help you determine what constitutes a reasonable combination of procedures. Often two procedures is a good place to start your planning. You might have the popular combination of breast enlargement and tummy tuck. Or you might combine eyelid surgery with a facelift to rejuvenate your face. The combination of procedures for you will depend on the results you desire and your personal health conditions, so be sure to share details about previous surgeries and complications as well as information about your current health and medications. To learn more about the pros and cons of combining plastic surgery procedures, please contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lefkovits.