The Benefits of Combining Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

woman having her face marked up for facial plastic surgery

Facial plastic surgery has come a long way in recent years, with advancements in techniques and technology making it more accessible and versatile than ever before. One trend that has gained traction is the combination of multiple facial plastic surgery procedures in a single session. While this might sound overwhelming at first, there are several compelling reasons why patients and surgeons alike are opting for this approach. In this blog, we will discuss some of the main benefits and look at some commonly combined facial plastic surgery procedures.

The Benefits

Harmonious Results:

Our face is a complex interplay of features, and changing one aspect can impact the balance and harmony of the entire face. By combining procedures, surgeons can ensure that the changes made to one part of the face complement changes made to other parts, resulting in a more balanced and natural-looking outcome.


Undergoing multiple surgeries at different times can be more expensive in the long run. By combining procedures, patients can save on costs associated with anesthesia, facility fees, and other related expenses.

Reduced Recovery Time:

One of the major deterrents for many considering plastic surgery is the downtime associated with recovery. Combining procedures means going through the recovery process once, rather than multiple times for each procedure. This can lead to a shorter overall recovery period, allowing patients to get back to their normal lives more quickly.

Less Anesthesia Exposure:

Anesthesia, while generally safe, does carry some risks. Combining procedures reduces the number of times a patient needs to be put under anesthesia, thereby minimizing potential risks and side effects.

Consistent Aging:

As we age, all parts of our face change, but not always at the same rate. By addressing multiple areas of concern at once, patients can achieve a more consistent, youthful appearance that ages gracefully over time.

Emotional Boost:

The transformative results from multiple procedures can provide a significant boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. Instead of waiting for the results of one procedure to manifest before moving on to the next, patients can enjoy a dramatic change all at once.

Customized Treatment Plans:

Combining procedures allows for a more tailored approach to facial rejuvenation. Surgeons can assess the face as a whole and devise a comprehensive plan that addresses all of the patient’s concerns, leading to more personalized and satisfying results.

Common Combinations

Here are some facial plastic surgeries that are commonly combined to maximize outcomes:

Facelift and Neck Lift:

A facelift primarily addresses sagging skin and wrinkles in the mid to lower face, while a neck lift targets loose skin and banding in the neck. Combining these procedures ensures a smooth transition between the face and neck, creating a more youthful and cohesive appearance.

Brow Lift and Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty):

A brow lift raises a sagging brow and smooths forehead wrinkles. When combined with eyelid surgery, which removes excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids, the result is a refreshed and alert appearance around the eyes.

Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation:

The balance between the nose and chin plays a crucial role in facial harmony. A rhinoplasty reshapes the nose, while chin augmentation (using implants or fillers) can enhance or reduce the chin’s projection. Together, they can create a balanced profile.

Facelift and Fat Transfer:

While a facelift tightens sagging skin, fat transfer adds volume to areas that have lost fullness over time, such as the cheeks or under the eyes. This combination offers both lifting and volumizing effects for a more youthful face.

Laser Resurfacing and Facelift:

After a facelift addresses structural issues, laser resurfacing can be used to improve the skin’s texture, tone, and clarity, reducing fine lines, sun damage, and age spots.

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty:

While rhinoplasty focuses on the nose’s aesthetics, septoplasty corrects a deviated septum that can cause breathing difficulties. Combining these procedures addresses both form and function.

Cheek Augmentation and Lip Augmentation:

Enhancing the cheeks (using implants or dermal fillers) and augmenting the lips can create a harmonious balance between mid-facial volume and a fuller, youthful pout.

Facelift and Ear Surgery (Otoplasty):

For those self-conscious about protruding ears, combining a facelift with otoplasty can rejuvenate the face while also setting the ears closer to the head.

Neck Lift and Submental Liposuction:

While a neck lift tightens loose skin, submental liposuction removes excess fat from under the chin, addressing both skin laxity and unwanted fat for a more defined jawline and neck.

When considering combined procedures, it’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They can assess individual needs and recommend the best combination of surgeries to achieve desired results while ensuring patient safety.

In Conclusion:

The decision to undergo facial plastic surgery is deeply personal and should be made after thorough research and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. For those considering multiple procedures, the benefits of combining them are clear. From cost savings to achieving harmonious results, this approach offers numerous advantages that can enhance the overall surgical experience and outcome. As always, it’s essential to choose a surgeon with the expertise and experience necessary to ensure the best possible results.

Lee A. Kleiman a doctor at Anne Arundel ENT

Dr. Lee A. Kleiman is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon at Anne Arundel ENT in Annapolis, Maryland known for his superior clinical outcomes in all Surgical and Non-Surgical ENT, specializing in Sinus Care, Voice and Swallowing, Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facelifts and Non-surgical Aesthetic. He also continues to attend conferences internationally and nationally to keep abreast of the latest treatments and technology.