What is cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery offers those 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 cater to your personal aesthetic goals by making you look younger, more full-figured, or even thinner. It can change aspects of your 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, facelift, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). In addition, our doctors offer breast reconstruction surgery and body contouring to get rid of the extra skin after weight loss. We also offer a wide range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. For instance,neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers such as JUVEDERM and our HALO/BBL laser therapy can turn back the clock of aging without the downtime of surgery. There are numerous ways to help you improve your appearance through cosmetic surgery.
What should I look for in a cosmetic surgeon?
The most important thing is to determine the cosmetic surgeon's qualifications by examining their education, training and board-certification. You should also speak to other patients of the cosmetic surgeon, examine their reviews such as GOOGLE REVIEWS, 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 thoroughly answer every question. You want to be comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and develop a rapport during your initial consultation.
What are some of the risks of cosmetic surgery?
As with any surgery, there will be a small amount of risk. However, complications are 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 of anesthesia
Our doctors will explain how these risks can be reduced or avoided for each procedure. Following their instructions and being honest with your medical history should produce a successful cosmetic surgical procedure without any problems.
Who is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?
In general, nonsmokers who are in good overall health and are currently at a healthy body weight are good candidates for cosmetic surgery. However, each person's situation is unique, and discussing your case with a qualified surgeon is essential.
What should I expect during a consultation for cosmetic surgery?
During a consultation for cosmetic surgery, you can expect to discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, as well as your medical history and any medications you are taking. The surgeon will also examine the area(s) you would like to improve and discuss available options.
How long does recovery take after cosmetic surgery?
Recovery time can vary depending on the type of procedure you have. You can generally expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days after surgery. Most people can return to work and other normal activities within a week or two, but it may take several weeks or months to recover fully and see your final aesthetic result.
How much does cosmetic surgery cost?
The cost of cosmetic surgery can vary widely depending on the type of procedure, the surgeon's experience and qualifications, and the location of the practice. Generally, more complex procedures will cost more than simpler ones. It's important to note that cosmetic surgery is typically not covered by insurance, so patients must pay for it out of pocket. Your surgeon should be transparent about pricing to include all costs such as the surgeon’s, the facility, cost of anesthesia, and postoperative care.