Frequently Asked Questions
What are the risks of cosmetic surgery?
Plastic surgery is normally safe when performed by a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Thousands of plastic surgery procedures are performed successfully every year. Nevertheless, as with any surgery, there is always the possibility of complications, although they are rare. In most cases, post-operative complications can be treated with antibiotics or minor corrective surgery. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s advice after surgery.
What can I expect to achieve with plastic surgery?
Any of the procedures discussed here, if performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, delivers much, but not necessarily all, of your desired results. It is important to discuss you desires and expectations with your surgeon prior to surgery, so that your expectations will not exceed the possible results. A realistic approach to any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure makes the most sense.
What must I do to prepare for plastic surgery?
Your surgeon may impose some restrictions, depending on your age, family history, and medical history. He or she might make suggestions on eating and drinking and restrict you from smoking or taking certain medications and diet supplements. Prepare a list of questions to ask your surgeon so you do not forget any concerns that you would like him or her to address. To maximize postoperative results and minimize complications, you should carefully follow your surgeon’s preoperative instructions.
Where will my cosmetic or surgical procedure be performed?
All procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, are performed in our state-of-the-art surgical suite, where we have the latest in technology and equipment. Our friendly and professional staff provides you with a rewarding experience in complete comfort and confidentiality.
What types of anesthesia do you use?
Invasive surgical procedures most often are performed under a general anesthetic, but in some cases only a local anesthetic is warranted. Under general anesthesia, you will sleep throughout the operation. A local anesthetic, on the other hand, combined with a sedative, makes you drowsy but keeps you awake during the procedure.
What will my condition be postoperatively and how long will recovery take?
Plastic surgery procedures vary in type, location, and difficulty. For those reasons, in addition to your body’s normal recuperative powers, recovery and healing will vary. You might need a day or two before getting back to normal or a couple of weeks. Generally, you should minimize your activities for the first days following surgery, For some procedures, such as breast surgery, you should avoid heavy lifting for several weeks. Usually you can expect to return to work within two weeks of surgery, if your work does not involve any strenuous activity.
When will my new looks take shape?
Sizing up your new looks should start before surgery in consultation with your surgeon. At that time, you should receive a clear indication of what to expect from plastic surgery or cosmetic treatments and why it is important to be realistic about those expectations, given the constraints of body type, bone structure, and other considerations. Full recovery from plastic surgery may take as long as several months to a year, but you will see gradual improvement all along the way. Eventually, in most cases, you will achieve the new look that you wanted and, with it, renewed self-confidence.