Frequently Asked Questions
Ever looked in the mirror and wanted to improve your appearance in one way or another? Thought about cosmetic surgery and worried about the procedure, recovery and cost? The procedures in cosmetic surgery increase year after year, leaving millions of patients happy with their results. The aim of cosmetic surgery is to enhance a particular appearance through surgical techniques. These surgeries are aimed to maintain, restore or enhance some aesthetic feature of the patient. Some patients elect to have cosmetic surgery due to a birth mark, physical defect, burns or an injury. Other patients elect to have cosmetic surgery with hopes of changing certain features of their body in a positive way.
Breast augmentation or breast implant
Rhinoplasty or the reshaping of the nose
Abdominoplasty or a tummy tuck
Liposuction or the removal of accumulated fat in the body
Buttock augmentation or implants into the buttocks to cause tightening or lift
Rhytidectomy or a face life, which can also include browplasty (brow lift) and mid face life (cheek lift)
Blepharoplasty or surgery that reshape the eyelids and can include the permanent application of eye makeup to the patient
Otoplasty or the reconstruction of a patient's ears, typically pinning the lobes closer to the head
Botox is a non-surgical form of cosmetic surgery that uses injections to help reduce wrinkles on the face
To help ensure you have a successful surgery, doctors typically state good candidates are patients that are at least 18 years of age and in good overall health with no medical history of heart problems, blood conditions or any other medical condition that may negatively impact the recovery or success of the surgery.
Deciding to have cosmetic is a major decision. It is a personal decision and one that should be thought out thoroughly and discussed with an accredited physician at length. Request reviews from previous patients and verify the doctor has performed this particular procedure successfully before. The process can be costly, with numerous procedures not covered by insurance. Often, physician's offices can establish payment plans to help with the cost of surgery.