Will it hurt?
During the procedure, you’re comfortable and feel no pain. After surgery,
pain and discomfort can usually be controlled with medication and subsides
in a matter of days.
How soon can I get back to work?
It depends on the procedure and your job. Most plastic surgery patients
are back to work in 7 to 10 days.
Will everyone know?
Usually not. Good plastic surgery doesn’t leave you looking plastic. It
enhances your looks naturally, the improvement is often attributed to a
vacation, new diet, or exercise regime.
How long will it last?
Rejuvenation procedures can’t stop the clock, but they can rest it. The
benefits from a facelift, forehead lift, facial peel, and eyelid surgery
can last 5 to 15 years. Alteration procedures that reshape or correct an
imbalance such as surgery of the nose, chin augmentation, breast augmentation,
and breast reduction offer permanent benefits that last a life time.
Will there be scars?
Yes. Will they be noticeable? Probably not. Plastic surgeons make every
effort to minimize scars and hide them in natural lines and creases. For
the majority of procedures, scars fade over time, becoming barely noticeable.
How long does it take?
Not as long as you would think. Most procedures are performed as an outpatient,
require no overnight stay, and take only a few hours.
Is it expensive?
Not really. Unlike most things, the prices of plastic surgery have gone
down over the years while the quality has gone up. In fact, almost half
of the people undergoing plastic surgery make less than $25,000 a year.
Will insurance cover it?
Usually not. But there are occasionally exceptions when a procedure is medically necessary. Often this involves coverage for a portion of the expenses.