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Having Multiple Medical Procedures At Once

By: Garry Crystal - Updated: 21 Jan 2013 | comments*Discuss
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Having multiple procedures abroad can save time and money but the procedures are dependant on the type of surgery you are considering. There are many treatments such as dentistry and some cosmetic surgery treatments that are open to multiple procedures but it will depend on your suitability for the treatments and on the decision of the surgeon.

Financial Benefits of Multiple Procedures

If you are going abroad for surgery you are probably already aware of the significant savings that can be achieved. Going abroad can save you anything from 30% to 70% in price depending on the country and the surgery. Having multiple procedures can work out even cheaper as many private clinics and hospitals will give discounts on the overall surgery price if more than one procedure is performed at the same time.

You will also save on the cost of flights and accommodation if you are having all of your medical treatments within one medical package. For instance if you are going abroad for dental treatments you can book a few dental appointments within your holiday timescale or you can have more than one dental procedure performed at the same appointment. By doing this you will not need multiple return visits to have your entire dental work done and the savings that can be achieved are in the thousands of pounds bracket.

Reputable Surgeons and Multiple Procedures

If you are considering surgery abroad and multiple procedures then it is vital that you find the right surgeon, doctor, or dentist. Many plastic surgeons in the UK are unwilling to undertake more than one treatment at the same time due to the risks of complications. You have no doubt read reports of botched surgical procedures that have had to be corrected when the patient has returned home, and it is more than likely that the person undergoing surgery has met with an unqualified surgeon.

It is exactly for these reasons that the importance of checking your surgeon’s credentials and qualifications before you leave the country is vitally important. There are unscrupulous people who will tell the patient everything they want to hear in order to get the cheque signed.

If you have approached a qualified surgeon who informs you that you are not suitable for multiple procedures than by all means get a second opinion, but if you hear the same reply again then be wary when you approach medical professionals who tell you that multiple procedures will not be a problem. There are risks involved in every type of surgery and the risk factor may go up depending on how many procedures you are having and the type of surgery. You will need to be fully aware of these risks before surgery and they should be fully discussed with your surgeon.

Cosmetic Surgery Multiple Procedures

By far the most common multiple treatments are in the field of cosmetic surgery. If you are using a medical provider they should be able to meet your medical requirements with a qualified, experienced surgeon who will perform multiple procedures. Some of the treatments can be performed at the same time or there may be a few days break before the next procedure can proceed. It is for this reason that many people book medical packages and have a few weeks holiday in order for treatments to be spread out over the holiday.

You should be aware that no matter what surgery you are intending you will need ample recuperative time. Surgery does take its toll on the body, and recuperation is vital for the healing process to occur. You may be recuperating on holiday but there will be some normal holiday activities that are not a good idea after surgery, such as swimming or sunbathing. Your surgeon’s advice on recuperation and aftercare should be followed to the letter.

Types of Multiple Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

There are many combinations of cosmetic treatments that can be achieved, multiple procedures include:-
  • Face Lift and neck Lift and liposuction
  • Breast implants and face lift and liposuction
  • Face lift and eyelid lift
  • Breast reduction and lift
  • Breast Augmentation and liposuction to hips and thighs
  • Bread reduction and liposuction to the abdomen and thighs
  • Male liposuction to the chest and abdomen
The above are only a few examples of the combinations that can performed in one appointment. There are many more combinations available to achieve the desired look to your body and face.

Multiple procedures abroad are a good idea if you want to save time and money but they should only be undertaken by very experienced professionals. If you have a reputable medical service provider they should warn you of all of the risks and possible post surgery complications. If your provider or surgeon does not fully discuss this issue with you then be very wary, or simply find one who will.

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