What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a voluntary surgical procedure that is utilized to modify the appearance of facial or bodily features to achieve an aesthetic objective.
Reconstructive surgery, on the other hand, is intended to restore the function and appearance of damaged or abnormal facial or bodily features caused by factors such as birth defects, trauma, disease, or developmental conditions.
What is recovery like from plastic surgery?
Recovery from plastic surgery varies depending on the specific procedure. Facial cosmetic surgery may involve minimal post-surgery pain, but swelling or bruising can occur. Our team will guide you through the expected recovery period and may prescribe pain medication if necessary.
With cosmetic injectables like Botox® or Restylane®, how often would I need repeated treatments?
The effects of Botox injections typically last for three to four months, while Restylane injections can last up to six months. Follow-up treatments are usually necessary to sustain the desired results.
What does Restylane® do? How is it different from Botox®?
Restylane® is used to smooth out and fill in wrinkles and lines, particularly in the lower part of the face. It offers longer-lasting results and is easy to administer.
Restylane® and Botox® are often used together, with Restylane® focusing on the lower face and Botox® targeting wrinkles in the upper face by paralyzing muscles and nerve endings.
What kind of anesthesia is used during plastic surgery?
The type of anesthesia used during plastic surgery depends on the specific procedure and the patient's medical history. It can range from local anesthesia to general anesthesia.
Are there any non-surgical alternatives to plastic surgery?
Yes, there are non-surgical alternatives to plastic surgery, including injectables, laser treatments, and other minimally invasive procedures.
How can I prepare for my plastic surgery procedure?
To prepare for a plastic surgery procedure, you should follow your surgeon's pre-operative instructions, which may include avoiding certain medications and preparing your home for recovery.