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Common Questions About Cosmetic Surgery

What is cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery offers those who are unhappy with some aspect of their physical appearance an opportunity to augment or change that physical feature. Cosmetic surgical procedures performed by one of our plastic surgeons caters to your own personal aesthetic goals by making you look younger, more full figured, or even thinner. It can change aspects of you face, breasts, stomach, and thighs, just to name a few. Cosmetic surgery has become a mainstream way to improve your appearance, and more people choose to undergo cosmetic surgical procedures every year.

What kinds of cosmetic surgery procedures are there?
Some of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures at the Florida Plastic Surgery Group include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, face lift, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). In addition, our doctors offer breast reconstruction surgery and hand surgery. However, cosmetic procedures can also include BOTOX® Cosmetic and other dermal fillers for your skin. There are numerous ways to help you improve your aesthetic through cosmetic surgery.

What should I look for in a cosmetic surgeon?
The most important thing is to find out the qualifications of the cosmetic surgeon by looking at their education and training. You should also speak to other patients of the cosmetic surgeon, look at before and after photos of the cosmetic surgery you are interested in, and ask the cosmetic surgeon all the questions you can. Any good cosmetic surgeon will give you the names of patients you may speak with, voluntarily show you before and after photos, and answer every question you have fully. You want to be comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and develop a rapport during your initial consultation with them.

What are some of the risks of cosmetic surgery?
As with any surgery, there will be a small amount of risk. However, complications are very rare and you should not keep them from helping you feel good about your appearance through cosmetic surgery. Still, you should consider these risks before you make a decision.
Some of the risks associated with cosmetic surgery include:

  • Side effects to anesthesia
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness

For each individual procedure, our doctors will explain to you how these risks can be reduced or avoided altogether. By following their instructions and being honest with your medical history, you should have a successful cosmetic surgical procedure without any problems.

If you have any other questions about cosmetic surgery, please contact us and we will schedule you an initial consultation with one of our doctors.