Surgery and Recovery Times for Multiple Procedures

It can be a little overwhelming to consider having multiple plastic surgery procedures at the same time. However, if you’ve chosen Rowley Plastic Surgery for your procedures, there’s no need to worry. Dr. Jane Rowley has over two decades of experience in plastic surgery. Lubbock patients trust her extensive and thorough medical education and experience. She wants her patients to know from the outset that when you combine procedures, it does prolong recovery time but can give you greater results with fewer times going into surgery. With proper rest and smart planning, your recovery from surgery can go smoothly.


Here is what you can expect for the surgery and the recovery times for the following procedures:


Breast Augmentation

-Outpatient surgery

-Takes about an hour

-Back to work in 2-3 days

-4-6 weeks before returning to full physical activity


Face Lift

-Takes 2-3 hours

-Patient awakens from anesthesia with a dressing and a small drain for 24 hours

-Sutures are removed in about a week

-Back to work in 10-14 days

-Swelling can last 6-8 weeks, often very minimal after the first 2-3 weeks



-The incisions are small

-Back to work in 3 days

-Minor to moderate pain

-Swelling for up to 4-6 weeks

-Compression garments typically have to be worn for between 2-4 weeks


Tummy Tuck

-Outpatient surgery

-Takes 2 hours

-Back to work in 2-3 weeks three weeks

Full activity is typically resumed at 6-8 weeks postoperatively


If you have a job that requires physical labor or you regularly participate in strenuous exercise, you may need to schedule more time off work so you can gradually resume your normal schedule. It is never a good idea to jump back into a demanding work environment before you are properly rested and fully recovered. At your no-obligation consultation with Rowley Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jane Rowley will explain each procedure and what you can expect. Find out more today.

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