How Long Should You Wait Between Two Plastic Surgeries?

We recommend waiting at least 6 months between plastic surgeries so that you can have enough time to heal properly. Learn more about combining multiple plastic surgery procedures.

How Long Should You Wait Between Two Plastic Surgeries?

We recommend that you wait at least six months between plastic surgeries to ensure that you have enough time to heal properly. While some procedures can be done together, this will depend on your plastic surgeon. On average, doctors suggest waiting six to twelve weeks between surgeries. Longer waiting times are recommended for operations that involve significant blood loss or extended time under anesthesia.In addition, your healing rate and overall health will be a good indicator of how quickly you can receive your second procedure.

For instance, if you have had breast augmentation, followed all of your pre-operative and post-operative instructions correctly, and are recovering quickly, you may be ready for your next procedure in three to six weeks. However, if you did not follow preoperative instructions, smoked before surgery, and did not clean your wounds well, you will likely have a much longer recovery period, which will delay the date of your next procedure. Nowadays, it is not uncommon for people to undergo more than one plastic surgery procedure throughout their lives.But is it possible to perform several plastic surgeries at the same time? The short answer is yes. In fact, combining several plastic surgeries has several benefits, but you should also consider the drawbacks.

While safety is always the top priority, many cosmetic surgeons feel comfortable combining at least two surgeries as long as you are in good health. The most common plastic surgery procedures that are combined include liposuction and abdominoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, and breast augmentation with breast lift. Another popular option offered at Northeastern Plastic Surgery is the mommy makeover, which is a combination of breast surgery, liposuction, and tummy tuck procedures designed to rejuvenate a woman's body once she's finished having children. For example, when women choose to undergo breast augmentation by fat transfer, they must first undergo liposuction to remove the fat and then undergo breast surgery.

If you have high blood pressure, an existing health problem, or if your surgeon believes that multiple surgeries are unsafe, you will have to settle for having one procedure at a time.If you are considering having several plastic surgeries at the same time, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Mia Aesthetics. Make sure that your surgeon has performed many of these lengthy procedures and ask him to show you before and after images of previous patients. At Northeastern Plastic Surgery we understand your desire for a beautiful and youthful body and facial appearance.

Our team of more than 20 plastic surgeons has helped more than 50,000 satisfied patients across 10 centers in the country.