If I am interested in a facial plastic surgery or a body plastic surgery and interested in a hair transplant, am I able to combine these procedures in a single day?
In most cases we are able to do combination procedures for patients. As long as someone’s health is in good shape and they are interested in avoiding multiple recovery times, we regularly perform combination procedures with the Foundation doctors. Dr. Epstein is both a hair doctor and a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Because of this, he regularly performs combination procedures such as a hair transplant procedure with a face lift or a rhinoplasty procedure with an eyebrow transplantation or facial hair transplantation with some simple fillers like Botox or Dysport. In this way, patients are able to avoid multiple recovery times. Additionally, they are often times able to save a bit of money because we are not paying for two operating rooms, we are not paying for multiple anesthesia fees and so the patients can both save money and save time in recovery. We additionally have other doctors on the Foundation for Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery team and by utilizing combination procedures with multiple doctors we are able to accomplish even more. For example, Dr. Polo works in Miami with Dr. Epstein. Dr. Max Polo is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in body work such as liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation and breast reduction, arm, buttock and other lifts and so often times we will do combination procedures such as a hair transplant procedure with a breast augmentation or liposuction with a facial hair transplant procedure or similar. In summary, we regularly do perform combination procedures, saving patients recovery time and money, as long as their health permits multiple procedures to be done simultaneously. Last but not least, it is important to note that there is a limitation as to how much surgery our doctors are willing to do in a single day. We will always take the patient’s health into consideration and ensure that a comfortable amount of surgery is being performed and never too much.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS