April 20, 2012
-- Cosmetic plastic surgery has the potential to do wonderful things for those who want it. Those who need a little bit of help losing pounds in places they haven't been able to with conventional dietary changes and exercise, or who'd like to get rid of that unsightly mole, or who'd like a slightly larger (or smaller) bust size. Those who find themselves pouring through cosmetic surgery directories looking to get a lot of work done should be aware that the invasive properties of these procedures come in varying degrees and, as such, should weigh the physical cost of having multiple procedures done at one time.
“If you want to have multiple procedures done, then, it's strongly recommended that you prioritize those surgeries in the order in which you want them done rather than trying to have multiple procedures done at once,” said Dr.Sompob Sansiri, lead plastic surgeon at SP Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Some time ago we opened one of our blog entries with an anecdote about Michael Jackson, whose series of plastic surgeries had become a matter of tabloid legend twenty years ago. Mr. Jackson's cases were, however, sequential and his cause of death was (as was also covered widely in the tabloids and some legitimate news sources) a mater of malpractice unassociated with plastic surgery. Whereas the vast number of procedures done on Mr. Jackson have long been thought to have contributed to his increasingly garish appearance over the years, never was it said that he'd had a multiplicity of the procedures done at once. Those doctors who purport to be able to perform multiple procedures in the same surgery session-- say, a rhinoplasty (nose job,) brow lift, breast augmentation, and breast lift during the same operation may do so to convince the patient that she'll save money in the long run.
These doctors-- and the term “doctors” is used loosely here-- are misrepresenting the practice of medicine as a whole and putting their patients' lives at risk. They should be avoided at all costs, no matter how cheaply they tell you they can perform the procedures you want done.
There are exceptions to this recommendation:
In the case of breast augmentation, for instance, it's often recommended that the patient gets a breast lift in conjunction if that procedure is also warranted given the physician's recommendation insofar as the patient's health and improved physical appearance after the procedures have been completed. The responsible physician will undoubtedly recommend this course of action; the ones who are either practicing illegally or unethically will not, which can easily leave the patient in a far worse state than she was in before she decided to have those procedures done.
Most cosmetic procedures are done in order to fix flaws one sees on her body, either as a matter of natural course (say, aging or weight gain) or to improve the appearance of one or more body parts after a traumatic event. There is a tendency in both of these sorts of cases for the patient to want to get everything done at once, and that's understandable:
a woman who's been in a bad car accident where her face was scarred badly will want to look the way she did before the accident, certainly; a woman who'd had a full mastectomy will naturally want her breasts reconstructed and, within her ability to pay for the procedure, might well want a series of things done to improve her appearance after traumatic physical experiences. The reconstructive and/or cosmetic procedures that correct the problems cause by these traumas can't be fixed over night, though: as with all surgical procedures, one has to consider the recuperative process and the amount of strain the procedure or procedures will put on the body as well as their collective desired effect after the procedures have been completed.
“If you have a series of surgeries you want done, know that you'll still have to heal from each of them, and that any qualified physician will know the risks involved with the procedures you desire on a case-by-case basis,” added Dr.sompob Sansiri. It's best to take every potential procedure seriously and, as such, to take into consideration that doing multiple procedures at one time might not be advisable given the amount of work involved in each procedure.
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