Once the plastic surgery bug has bit you, it is common to want another procedure to address another area of concern. But how soon is too soon for a second cosmetic surgery and is having multiple cosmetic surgeries healthy for your body? Unlike surgeries necessary to maintain your health, there is no rush to jump into your next procedure and, in reality, it is safest and healthiest for you to allow your body a full recovery in between any surgical procedures.
Your Body Needs Time to Heal
Exactly how long you should wait between cosmetic procedures depends on the procedure you had. For example, a breast augmentation recovery can take more than 6 weeks while a liposuction procedure may only take a couple of weeks for a full recovery. Healing times are unique to every individual and how long it takes you to heal may be different than the average patient.
When determining how soon you can have your next procedure, it is recommended you speak with your surgeon, follow their recommendation, and allow enough time for your body to completely heal. Because every procedure and surgeon are unique, their recommended wait times can vary.
Why wait for recovery and an additional procedure? Combine multiple procedures into one mommy makeover and achieve the look you want all at once.
Combing Procedures Is a Common Alternative
If you don’t want to wait for recovery between procedures, choosing a mommy makeover is an ideal solution. A mommy makeover is a specialized cosmetic surgery procedure that combines multiple procedures into one. For example, with one mommy makeover, you could slim your tummy with a tummy tuck, enhance your breasts with an augmentation, and eliminate your bat wings with an arm lift. With a mommy makeover, you achieve all your goals in one procedure, with one recovery period.
Whether you are considering your second cosmetic surgery or planning your first (which could be multiple with a mommy makeover), the team at Martin Plastic Surgery is here to help you achieve your body contouring goals. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.