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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift Procedure
  • Aesthetic Breast Surgery
  • Botox/Dysport
  • Dermal Fillers

Who is an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery?

A person who has excess hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids, or has loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes, or their upper and lower eyelids appear puffy, making the eyes look tired and aged, or has deep grooves under the eyes and is in good general health, has a positive attitude and realistic expectations.

What type of anesthesia is administered?

Local anesthesia combined with sedation is the common anesthesia used during eyelid surgery, though general anesthesia can be used instead.

What is the approximate time of recovery?

10 to 14 days

How long will the Results Last?

Eyelid surgery results should be long-lasting. For the most part, removal of hooding and upper eyelid skin is a procedure that is performed only once. As aging continues, your brow can drop or descend, causing excess skin to reappear on the upper eyelid, but in this case the solution is a brow lift, not a second upper blepharoplasty. Lower blepharoplasty is usually performed to remove eye bags and puffiness around the eyes, and it too should only need to be performed once.

Who is an ideal candidate for a facelift procedure?

If the person has sagging skin in the midface and/or jawline, deep creases extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth, lines extending from each corner of the mouth down the chin, facial fat that has fallen or is displaced, sagging and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, resulting in jowls, a double chin, resulting from loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, creased and sagging skin in the neck and is in good general health, has a positive attitude and realistic expectations.

What type of anesthesia is administered?

Local anesthesia combined with sedation is commonly used during facelift surgery, though general anesthesia can be used instead.

What is the approximate time of recovery?

10 to 14 days.

What will my facelift incisions and scars be like?

Regardless of the type of facelift procedure done, there will be incisions that involve the skin around the ear. If the procedure is a traditional facelift, the surgeon will make incisions in the hairline at the temples, continuing down and around the front of the ears and hidden in the natural creases behind the ears in the lower hair-bearing scalp. If the procedure is a limited-incision facelift, the surgeon will make short incisions in the hairline, starting at the temples and continuing down and around the front of the ears, hidden in the natural creases. In many cases a neck lift is also performed at the same time of a facelift, in this scenario the surgeon will make incisions starting in front of the earlobes and continuing around behind the ears in the lower scalp. There will also be a small incision underneath the chin.

Who is an ideal candidate for a breast augmentation surgery?

A person may want to consider breast augmentation if she believes her breasts are too small for the body, feels self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting or low-cut tops, clothes that fit her hips are too large at the bust line, her breasts have become smaller or less firm after she’s had children, one of the breasts is noticeably smaller than the other and if she is in good health, has a positive attitude and realistic expectations.

What type of anesthesia is administered?

General anesthesia is commonly used during a breast augmentation procedure, although local anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be desirable in some instances.

What is the approximate time of recovery?

7 to 10 days.

Where are the incisions?

The incisions are either under the breast, around the areola, or in the axilla. In either place, the incision is well hidden and barely noticeable. The most inconspicuous incision is in the axilla which I perform with the use of an endoscope to prevent any scars on the breast.

Who is an ideal candidate for a Botox procedure?

A person may consider botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic reasons if developing lines and wrinkles on the face due to common facial movements. Depending on genetics, lines can appear on the face as early as your late twenties to as late as your early forties. If you are prone to developing lines and to making facial expressions that lead to wrinkles, your plastic surgeon may also recommend using botulinum toxin as a preventative measure.

What is the approximate time of recovery?

The effect is going to be noticed after 3 days, and the maximum results are seen at approximately 2 weeks.

How long will the results last?

Depending on your age, skin condition and habits, effects of botulinum toxin could last anywhere from three to six months.

Who is an ideal candidate for a dermal filler procedure?

A person may consider undergoing a dermal filler procedure when having lines or wrinkles around the mouth, eyes or forehead, to enhance the volume in areas such as the cheeks, jawline or lips, or if he or she has scars and depressions in the skin resulting from acne, injury or congenital imperfections.

What is the approximate time of recovery?

1 to 3 days

How long will the results last?

The length of results from dermal fillers will depend on the type of injection received. Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers results vary, though results of most common brands will last six to twelve months, Semi-Permanent Fillers results will last between twelve and eighteen months.

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