FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY
Q: Which are safer, Silicone or Saline breast implants?
A: Both types of implants are safe, because both are FDA approved. Choosing the type of implants is a personal preference.
Q: Can I breastfeed after getting breast implants?
Q: How many treatments will it take to remove my tattoo?
A: The removal varies depending on size, colors & location of the tattoo. On average 5-6 treatments.
Q: What is the recovery time after a tummy tuck?
A: On average 2-4 weeks.
Q: Where can I have Thermage treatments?
A: You can have Thermage treatments on any part of your body that you want tighter skin.
Q: How long do fillers last?
A: 3-6 months; depending on the filler you choose.
Q: Are laser treatments painful?
A: Laser treatments can be painful; however can be controlled with the use of numbing cream.
Q: Are there non-surgical alternatives to treat scars?
A: A combination of laser & light therapy can be used to improve the look of your scar.
Q: How long does it take for hair to grow back after a removal treatment?
A: Hair growth varies depending on your ethnicity & location of hair.
Q: What is the downtime for most laser procedures?
A: Depending on which laser procedure you have, there is minimal to no downtime. Healing time may vary according to your skin type.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEAR COMMUNICATION
WITH YOUR DOCTOR
It’s important to keep in mind that the results of all plastic surgery procedures will vary. As the patient, it’s imperative that you be upfront and honest with your physician about any previous surgeries you’ve undergone or any current medications you are taking. It’s also important that you be in good health and that you share any pre-existing conditions with your doctor.
During your consultations, listen carefully to risks and potential dangers that are associated with your procedure.
Ask questions and be proactive about your care and recovery.
The key to a successful surgery is critical communication.
Keep the lines open and you’ll have a successful experience throughout the process.