Can I Combine Liposuction with Other Procedures?

Jul 10, 2024
Can I Combine Liposuction with Other Procedures?
Cosmetic surgery requires time, both for the procedure and for your recovery. Can you save time by combining procedures? Liposuction is a popular option, and patients increasingly want it along with other procedures.

Deciding to have cosmetic surgery is often a big decision. You need to balance your physical goals with the demands of your life, schedule time for the procedure and the recovery, and make a commitment. If you want multiple procedures, scheduling can seem daunting.

Dr. Stephen Chen suggests you consider combining procedures. Depending on what you’re looking to have done, this can be the most feasible approach. Our popular Mommy Makeover option combines procedures such as liposuction, breast surgery, and a tummy tuck. 

Here are a few reasons why combining procedures could be the best option for you. 


Everyone is busy! You have obligations and hobbies and live an active life. Whether your career demands your attention, you’re caring for your family, or you have a combination of those responsibilities, you have things to do besides undergoing multiple surgeries and recoveries. 

But your goals matter, too.

You wouldn’t think about cosmetic surgery if your physique weren’t important. By combining liposuction with other procedures, you reduce the amount of time you need to set aside to reach your physical goals.

For example, if you choose to have liposuction as a standalone procedure, your recovery time is likely to be around a week. If you also want to have a breast lift, you’ll likely need about two weeks to recover. Having those procedures separately means that you’d need to schedule two different days for the procedures and a total of around 3-4 weeks off for recovery.

Combining them means you only need to set aside one day for surgery, and you can recover from both at the same time, meaning you’ll likely only need a couple of weeks.

Less risk

Another important benefit of combining procedures is that you face less risk. Each time you’re under anesthesia, there’s some risk. By combining procedures, you reduce that risk.

Dr. Chen considers the length of time it’s likely to take to complete all the work you want done. He may limit it to somewhere between four and six hours. If what you want is likely to take longer, he may suggest separate procedures.

The final results

Finally, when you combine procedures, you reach your ultimate goal sooner. With liposuction, you’ll see some difference as soon as your swelling goes down, but only after a few months can you see the full effect. The timeline is similar to other procedures.

When you combine procedures, you can see the full effects at about the same time instead of waiting. It’s exciting to see the results of all your hard work and commitment sooner! 

Individual, personalized care

Your unique circumstances are the most important factor when it comes to planning your cosmetic procedures: your overall health, future goals, and more matter. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen if you’d like to learn more about combining liposuction with other procedures. He’s always happy to answer your questions and make recommendations to help you reach your goals.