Frequently Asked Question
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Tumescent liposuction uses a large volume of dilute epinephrine to cause intense constriction of the small blood vessels, which leads to less bleeding, less bruising and less swelling.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”If a patient has a heart condition, is plastic surgery with general anesthesia safe?”]It depends upon the patient’s disease and current medications. Talk to your plastic surgeon about your specific situation.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Does a person’s voice change after rhinoplasty (nose surgery)?”]A few patients notice small change in their voice after rhinoplasty but this is uncommon. Professionals who rely on their voice, such as singers, should share any concerns with their surgeon, however, because the nose does play a role in how we sound.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”How do I know what size breast implant is right for me?”]The decision is based on a number of factors, including the patient’s desires, reasons for the surgery and overall health.
For example, are you doing it because you feel your breasts are too small relative to your body contour or are you unhappy with the size and firmness of your breasts following pregnancy, breastfeeding or major weight loss? Unevenness between the breasts can also be a motivating factor. Your surgeon can help you make the right decision during your pre-surgical appointments.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”What is the recovery from cosmetic surgery like?”]Each patient tolerates pain after surgery in different ways. Your surgeon will prescribe the appropriate pain medications to help minimize any discomfort. In general, most facial cosmetic operations have minimal discomfort post-operatively. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation can cause discomfort equal to a C-section.[/dt_sc_toggle][/dt_sc_toggle_group][/dt_sc_tab][dt_sc_tab icon_type=”fontawesome” title=”Plastic surgery” tab_id=”1451041202930-1-1″ icon=”fa fa-eye”][dt_sc_toggle_group style=”frame” class=”inherit”][dt_sc_toggle title=”What parts of the body do you do Plastic Surgery on?”]There are commonly performed cosmetic procedures for virtually every part of the face, including the neck, nose, eyes, ears chin, cheekbones, forehead, as well as the breasts and abdomen. Additionally, scar revision and liposuction surgeries are potentially possible on most areas of the body.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”How long does it take for an operation?”]On an average, most surgeries take 2-3 hours in the operating room, with the most extensive of multiple procedures lasting several hours. Additional time is often required for preparation before, and rest & recovery time after the surgery itself, particularly when sedation or a general anesthetic is administered.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”What are the risks?”]All surgeries entail risks, such as bleeding, possible infection, etc. Please see the information on the specific surgery, or consult with a qualified surgeon for more detailed information.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”What are the most common surgeries?”]Among the most frequently performed surgeries are: breast augmentation surgery, rhinoplasty, facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”Will it be covered by my medical insurance?”]In general, if it is cosmetic, your medical insurance will not cover the surgery or treatment. (See the questions regarding the difference between ‘plastic’ and ‘reconstructive’ surgeries for more on this topic).[/dt_sc_toggle][/dt_sc_toggle_group][/dt_sc_tab][dt_sc_tab icon_type=”fontawesome” title=”Abdominoplasty” tab_id=”1451041218590-2-2″ icon=”fa fa-paint-brush”][dt_sc_toggle_group style=”frame” class=”inherit”][dt_sc_toggle title=”What is the difference between Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgery?”]Typically, the difference exists in the purpose of surgery . Cosmetic surgery performed with the primary goal of improving one’s appearance. Reconstructive surgery is performed to improve personal health, body function or alleviate disease and is often considered medically necessary.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”How long does it take to recover from Reconstructive surgery?”]Most reconstructive surgery procedures require one to two weeks for healing . However, recovery time also depends on the patient and specific reconstructive surgery performed. Some patients are able to return to a normal routine immediately after a reconstructive surgery procedure, while others require several weeks to retain a normal level of functioning. In some cases, the final results are not clears for months.[/dt_sc_toggle][dt_sc_toggle title=”What procedures are considered reconstructive surgery?”]
The line between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can sometimes be blurred. Generally, reconstructive surgery improves both appearance and health. Some examples of reconstructive surgery include:
- Tumor Removal
- Laceration Repair
- Scar Revision
- Hand Surgery
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Reconstruction (Following surgical breast cancer treatment)
- Burn Care – Reconstructive Rhinoplasty (to improve nose air flow)
- Eyelid Surgery (to improve field of vision)