For most people, achieving their aesthetic goals means creating a personalized “recipe” of the best cosmetic surgeries and treatments to deliver the results they want. Everyone is unique, so what works for your best friend or sister might not be ideal for you.
However, some aesthetic surgeries seem like they are meant to go together. They’re like the power couples of the plastic surgery world. If you’re unsure of where to begin with your cosmetic surgery research, these combinations are some of the most popular in 2021.
Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
The abdomen is one of the most common problem areas for people. It can feel nearly impossible to lose those last few pounds and get the toned, tight core you’re after, even with diet and exercise. Liposuction is one of the best methods for trimming down those trouble spots. In addition, liposuction can be performed on the back and thighs so that patients can get a 360-degree smoothing and firming experience.
Tummy tucks can complement with liposuction because they address issues that lipo cannot. Tummy tucks can help with excess skin and tightening of the core muscles. Strategically removing just a few pounds of fat from the belly in this way can completely transform your figure.
Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck
Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular procedures in 2021, with over 250,000 procedures performed in the last year alone. This is often combined with a breast lift for maximum impact, but a tummy tuck is also a great surgical pairing to achieve dramatic results.
This is an especially powerful combination for women who have been pregnant. The breasts tend to naturally sag a bit with pregnancy, and the belly may not be as firm and taut as it once was. In fact, “mommy makeovers” generally include breast augmentation and tummy tuck in addition to liposuction and breast lift.
However, women who have undergone significant weight loss or want to restore some youthful tightness to their core can benefit from this combination of surgeries.
Facelift and Facial Fat Graft
There are many different ways to achieve an exemplary facelift, but it can be important to remember to include volume as another dimension in your cosmetic surgery considerations. In this regard, your plastic surgeon may suggest a facial fat grafting when you go for a facelift consultation because these two treatments go hand-in-hand.
Fat grafting is a procedure where we restore the youthful fullness of the face that can be lost over time with aging, by specifically transferring fat from other parts of the body to areas of the face that have lost volume over time. Typically, we add fat to the “midface” (Imagine an area centered over the cheekbones). Even if you only need minor improvements, a facial fat graft is an elegant way to add a youthful appearance and avoid a “pulled” look.
Why These Procedures are Better Together
Not only can the right combination of cosmetic surgeries give you a huge boost of confidence, but it can also save you time and money. Pairing your surgeries minimizes the long-term costs for you, especially if your surgeon bundles the procedures together. This is because you’re only paying fees for the facility, anesthesiology and surgical staff once.
When you combine specific procedures, you only have to undergo a single surgery. This means that it’s generally safer, and it shortens your overall recovery time since you’re recovering from multiple procedures at once. This can also translate to faster results.
Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to Help Achieve Your Aesthetic Goals
Aesthetic surgeries are still important medical procedures, so it’s essential to research your surgeon’s credentials and work beforehand. Research shows that board-certified plastic surgeons have better, safer outcomes.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you feel confident in the care you’re receiving because he or she will be extensively trained and highly experienced.