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Can a blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation be done at the same time?

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I am a 37 year old healthy female and would like to have upper and lower blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. Is it possible to do all three procedures at the same time?  Would there be more risk of complications if they are all done within one surgery?

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Chin augmentation and rhinoplasty is a common combination.  Adding upper and lower lid blepharoplasty does not increase the time much and does not increase the risks much.  This is true only if you are completely healthy and have no medical problems.

Discuss this with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon before making any commitment to surgery.

Make sure your anesthesiologist is Board Certified, and the facility is ACCREDITED, or is done in a hospital.

You should have a complete physical examination including a blood work up, and complete medical history by your family physician so that he/she will give you clearance for the surgery.

 

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The nose and chin are routinely done together and is recommended if both need to be done as it is easier to balance the face.  Adding upper and lower eyelids at the same time is very safe as long as the patient is in good health.  As with any surgery, there are risks and possible complications, such as; bleeding, infection, or anesthetic problems.  However, with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, a well trained surgical team including a board certified anesthesiologist, complications are unusual.

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These could all be done in one outpatient operation if you are in good health.  You would probably have more black and blueness and swelling of your eyes because of combining them but in most cases most of it should go away within a two week period.  Watch my videos and get more information on my website (www.surgery-plastic.com).

Dr. Domanskis

 

Edward J. Domanskis, M.D., FACS - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Newport Beach, CA

A:

Yes, combining rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and chin augmentation procedures are reasonable.  

This combination will likely cause more bruising of the eyelids when combined with the nasal surgery.  This is particularly so if  the nasal bones are going to be treated by osteotomy (surgically cutting) the bones to narrow the nose.

 

Fredrick A. Valauri, M.D. F.A.C.S.M.D., F.A.C.S. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
New York, NY

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