Board certification is awarded after completing rigorous training in addition to passing challenging written and oral examinations administered by experienced plastic surgeons.
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.
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.
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.
Plastic surgeons strive to keep incisions hidden in the natural lines and folds of the skin, or where they would be covered with clothing.
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.
Cosmetic surgery is elective, so insurance plans don’t normally cover it. Exceptions occur when your surgery is medically necessary.
Contact us if you are ready to consult a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon.