Be better informed
There is no end to the questions you probably have regarding plastic surgery. However, here are some of the more frequently asked questions, briefly answered, to get you started.

What does it take to become a “board-certified” surgeon?

Board certification is awarded after completing rigorous training in addition to passing challenging written and oral examinations administered by experienced plastic surgeons.

Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?

The best plastic surgery candidates have realistic expectations and an understanding of the limitations set by medicine, technology and each patient’s own body. Good candidates understand that while plastic surgery may enhance their self-image, it will not necessarily change peoples’ perception of them.

What kind of discomfort can I expect from cosmetic surgery?

Anesthesia ensures that you are comfortable and feel no pain during your cosmetic surgery procedure. After surgery, if you feel any pain or discomfort it can usually be controlled with medication. Soreness usually subsides within a few days.

How long will cosmetic surgery last?

Procedures that reshape the structure of your face or body or correct an imbalance can be long lasting. Rejuvenation procedures, like face lifts and eyelid surgery, can last for several years or more, and can be repeated if desired.

Will there be scars?

Plastic surgeons strive to keep incisions hidden in the natural lines and folds of the skin, or where they would be covered with clothing.

How soon can I go back to work?

Non-surgical procedures have little or no downtime and the subsequent redness that occurs can be hidden with make-up. Major surgical procedures, such as abdominoplasty, may require patients to take two to three weeks off from work.

Will my insurance cover plastic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is elective, so insurance plans don’t normally cover it. Exceptions occur when your surgery is medically necessary.

What do I do next?

Contact us if you are ready to consult a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon.