Plastic surgery is more popular than ever. Men and women across the country and around the world all seem to want procedures that will address their specific areas of concern or give them a more youthful and healthy appearance. However, between increasingly busy schedules and budgets that are stretched to the limit, it can often be difficult for people to find the resources they need in order to undergo the procedures they desire. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C., we are proud to offer a variety of financing and bill-pay options, including Alphaeon® and CareCredit®, that can assist you, but there are also certain choices that patients can make themselves to help reduce their overall costs. Combining plastic surgery procedures, as is done in the extremely popular mommy makeover, can be one way to reduce the financial costs and recovery time while still attaining exceptional, long-lasting results.
What many patients fail to consider when they start planning for plastic surgery is that the cost of their procedure is not solely determined by their surgeon’s fees. The surgical facility itself, anesthesia, medical tests, and prescriptions for medications all need to paid for, and patients usually need to figure in the cost of post-surgical recovery time as well. When combination plastic surgery procedures are performed during a single surgical session, patients receive multiple benefits while only having to pay certain costs once, significantly reducing the overall financial burden. Moreover, since each plastic surgery procedure would ordinarily require a separate recovery period, getting them all out of the way at once will allow you to miss less work and spend more time enjoying your results.
Take, for example, the mommy makeover, a combination plastic surgery procedure designed to address the various changes that occur in a woman’s body as a result of a pregnancy and help her get her body back to its pre-pregnancy shape. After giving birth, many women require an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, to re-tighten abdominal muscles that have been stretched and distorted, but that one procedure is sometimes not enough. Breasts can grow and stretch during pregnancy, and may require a breast lift and/or breast reduction procedure to restore them to a more youthful and lifted state. Finally, many women also use this opportunity to remove excess fat via liposuction and have that fat re-injected to shape and accentuate the contours of their hips and buttocks with a Brazilian Butt Lift. If all of these procedures were performed at separate times, each would potentially require weeks of recovery time, a luxury that few new mothers can afford. A combination mommy makeover procedure can give a woman the look she wants while allowing her to get back on her feet as soon as possible.
Obviously, because mommy makeovers and other combination plastic surgery procedures are more extensive, they are not ideally suited for every patient. As with any plastic surgery procedure it is very important to first undergo a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, where you can go over your goals and expectations and together determine the course best suited to your individual needs. If you are interested in learning more about the plastic surgery procedures that we perform or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.