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Save Time and Money: Facial Surgeries Are Worth Combining

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When researching average costs of Florida facial plastic surgery, you might come across terms like facility fees or surgeon fees. What you may not know is that there are several components to the final bill with any plastic surgery. You have the fee the surgeon charges, the fee the anesthesiologist charges, and then the charges levied by the surgical facility or hospital. Add all of those up and you get a realistic estimate.

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It's important to realize that the anesthesia is not included in the surgeon's fee. If the anesthesiologist charges $800, returning for a second surgery months later means you're paying another $800. Likewise the facility fee. However, you can save that money by combining surgeries.

Most facial plastic surgeries are easily combined during one day. In fact, these four procedures are frequently paired together by Florida facial plastic surgeon Dr. Nathan Nachlas to help patients achieve more dramatic results while at the same time saving them money and recovery time. Recovery time is another aspect to consider as it is often a week or more. Partnering facial surgeries together also reduces the time you need to take off from work.

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is performed on the upper, lower, or both eyelids. It's beneficial in correcting sagging upper eyelids or bags that form under the eye. Dr. Nachlas performs blepharoplasty in one to two hours. Scars are easy to hide because he makes incisions in the crease of the upper eyelid, inside the lower eyelid, or along the eyelash line of the lower lid. It takes about 7 to 10 days of rest before you are ready to return to work.

Brow Lift

Creases and lines in the forehead are another sign of aging that many men and women would be happy without. The sagging skin is corrected through a surgical procedure known as a brow lift. Dr. Nachlas makes an incision from one temple to the other, but places the incision within the hairline for easy concealing. He then corrects the underlying muscle and removes excess skin. If you prefer smaller incisions and do not have sagging skin, Dr. Nachlas also performs endoscopic brow lifts.

Facial Liposuction

When excess fat begins forming under the chin creating a dreaded double chin, consider facial liposuction. Liposuction, a form of fat removal, can be performed alone or with surgeries that also tighten the skin, such as a facelift. With liposuction, a surgical instrument known as a cannula is inserted under the skin and moved back and forth to break up fat stores. This fat is then suctioned from the body. Bruising and swelling are common for a week or two, but once they subside you can return to normal routines.

Facelift

A facelift is one of the more popular options for turning back the clock. The surgery involves incisions made within the hairline and in the folds of the ears to ensure scars are well hidden. Once the skin is lifted, muscle is tightened and the skin is re-draped on this new frame to eliminate sagging and wrinkles on the lower face, jawline, and upper neck. It's so effective that Dr. Nachlas's patients look 10 to 15 years younger after they've healed. The entire surgery takes two to four hours to complete. The recovery period takes about two weeks before swelling and bruising subside, but it can take additional weeks before you see the final results.

No matter what facial surgery you desire, read the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's Smart Planning for Your First Procedure to get helpful tips that cover choosing a surgeon and what to expect during the initial consultation. Dr. Nachlas is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology and always considers the aesthetic balance when planning a surgery.

For more information or to request a consult with Dr. Nachlas contact Sandy Friedman, Director of Patient Relations at  561-939-0909.

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