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Eyes
Upper or Lower Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) Outpatient $600
Lasik Corrective Surgery Outpatient $1,800/both
Nose
Nose Implant (Augmentation Rhinoplasty) Outpatient $650
Nose Reshaping (Reduction Rhinoplasty) 1 Night $2,100
Septoplasty (Correction of Nasal Septum) 1 Night $1,500
Alarplasty Outpatient $500
Tip-Plasty
Outpatient $750
Nose Implant Correction
Outpatient $750
Chin & Jawline
Mandible Angle Reduction (Extra-Oral Incision) 2 Nights
$2,400
Jaw Advancement or Setback 2 Nights $3,000
Chin Implant (Genioplasty)
Outpatient $1,100
Chin Liposuction Outpatient $800
Cheeks
Cheek Implant Outpatient $1,400
Cheek Lipofilling Outpatient $800
Osteotomy Malarplasty 2 Nights $3,300
Facial Lifts
Face Lift (mid)
2 Nights $3,000
Forehead Lift 1 Night $2,000
Neck Lift 1 Night $2,000
Botox
Crow's Feet Outpatient $300
Forehead Lines Outpatient $380
Glabellar Frown Lines Outpatient $160
Nose Wrinkles (Bunny Lines)
Outpatient $100
Hyperhydrosis (Armpits or Palms)
Outpatient $650
Masseter Muscle Hypertrophy
Outpatient $400
Breast

Breast Augmentation (Saline)

Breast Augmentation (Silicon)

Less than 400cc

400 - 525cc

550 - 800cc

800 - 1000cc

Mc Ghan Style 410 (Anatomical Shape)

1 Night

 

1 Night

1 Night

2 Nights

2 Nights

2 Nights

$3,000

 

$3,000

$3,500

$4,300

$8,000

$5,200

Corrective Mammoplasty

Less than 400cc

400 - 525cc

550 - 800cc

800 - 1000cc

 

2 Nights

2 Nights

3 Nights

3 Nights

 

$3,900

$4,200

$4,900

$9,000

Breast Lift 2-3 Nights $2,700-3,900
Breast Reduction 3 Nights $3,800
Mastectomy 2 Nights $2,800-3,200
Nipple Reduction Outpatient $700
Male Breast Reduction 1-2 Nights $2,000-3,200
Body
Upper Arm Lift 2 Nights $2,700

Tummy Tuck (Lipectomy)

Under 80 kg

Over 80 kg

Mini Lipectomy

 

3-4 Nights

3-4 Nights

2-3 Nights

 

$3,200

$3,900

$2,500

Liposuction

Tumescent

Vaser

 

1 Night/site

1 Night/site

 

$1,600/site

$2,100-2,400

Buttocks

Lift

Implant

 

2 Nights

3 Nights

 

$3,300

$4,800

Thigh Lift 2 Nights $3,300
Gender Surgery

Female to Male (3-6 months between stages)

Stage 1

Mastectomy

Hysterectomy

Stage 2

Vaginectomy & Urethral Lengthening

Urethral Prefabrication

Stage 3

Total Phalloplasty

Penile Prosthesis

 

6 Nights

 

 

7 Nights

 

 

14 nights

 

3 Nights

 

 

$2,800-3,200

$2300

 

$3,600

$2,100

 

$8,100

$2,600

Male to Female

Penile Skin Inversion

Colon Vaginoplasty

Correction SRS by Colon Vaginoplasty

Thyro-Vocal Reduction (Voice - Male to Female)

 

14 Nights

14 Nights

14 Nights

3 Nights

 

$7,800

$10,400

$7,000

$3,200

Snoring & Voice (by ENT)

Correction of Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Radiofrequency Tissue Volume Reduction

Palatal Advancement Shortening (PAS)

Uvulopharyngopalatoplasty (UPPP)

Pillar Technique

 

Outpatient

1 Night

1 Night

Outpatient

 

$1,200

$1,300

$1,300

$1,500

Medialization to Correct Hoarseness & Aspiration 2 Nights $1,750
Vein Treatments (Sclerotherapy)
Spider Nevus Outpatient $20 per ml
Varicose Vein Ultrasound Guided Injection (1 leg) Outpatient $1000
Varicose Vein Surgery (1 leg) 2 Nights/3 Days $1,800
Varicose Vein Surgery (both legs)
2 Nights/3 Days $3,000
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) 1 Leg
Outpatient $2,500
Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) Both Legs Outpatient $3,800
Scar Removal & Cosmetic Tattoos

Scar Removal

Face, Head, Neck

Body, Arm, Leg

 

Outpatient

Outpatient

 

$40/sq. cm

$30/sq. cm

Vitiligo, Skin Discoloration Outpatient $40/sq. cm
Eyebrows Outpatient $200
Eyeliners (Upper & Lower) Outpatient $200
Lip Liners Outpatient $200
Full Lip Color Outpatient $300
Nipples & Areola
Outpatient $220/side
Tattoo Removal & Correction Outpatient $20/sq. cm
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hymenoplasty Outpatient $1000
Perineoplasty
Outpatient $650
Full Labia Majora Reduction
1 Night $1,800
Labiaplasty (Minora) + Clitoral Hood Reduction 1 Night $1,600-2,000
Posterior Vaginoplasty 1 Night $1,000-1,200
Posterior Vaginoplasty + Labiaplasty (Minora) 1 Night $1,800
Posterior Vaginoplasty + Labiaplasty + Clitoral Hood Reduction 1 Night $2,400
Anteroposterior Vaginoplasty 3 Nights $2,300-3,100
Labia Lipofilling (Labia Majora, 1 side/area) Outpatient $1,300/area
Orthopaedics
Total Hip Replacement 7 Days $7,000-8,500
Total Knee Replacement
7 Days $10,000
Penile
Circumcision Outpatient $500
Lipofilling of Penis Outpatient $1,500
Augmentation Phalloplasty by Scrotal or Fat Flap 2 Nights $3,400
Penile Elongation
1 Night $2,500
Penile Elongation with Groin Tissue
2 Nights $2,400
Other
Lip Thickening (Dermal Fat Graft) Outpatient $850
Adam's Apple Shaving Outpatient $1000
Auriculoplasty Outpatient $780/side
Dermabrasion Outpatient $650
Hair Restoration Outpatient $3/graft
Weight Loss Pills Outpatient $25/month
Lap Band 2 Nights $11,000

Breast Reduction FAQs

Breast Reduction Without Surgery

Q: Can I get the same results without reduction mammoplasty?

A: In most cases, without surgery, your problem can not be corrected as successfully. Weight loss can often reduce the size of the breasts, but only to a certain degree. The overall size of the breast is dictated by genes. Some women also find that their breasts remain larger after child birth. Unfortunately, diet and exercise cannot drastically reduce the size of disproportionate breasts.

Breast Feeding After Reduction

Q: Will I be able to breast feed after a breast reduction procedure?

A: All women of child bearing age should be aware that breast feeding a child may not be possible after reduction mammoplasty surgery. The technique used may have some influence. For example, most surgeons believe the inferior pedicle method gives the greatest chance of breast feeding following surgery. This is because it preserves the most amount of connection between the nipple and breast tissue. When complete amputation of the nipple is performed, the result is almost no chance of lactating.

Liposuction for Breast Reduction

Q: I have heard of using liposuction for breast reduction, does this method work?

A: Using liposuction for reduction mammoplasty is a relatively new technique. It follows the same principle as conventional liposuction. Although too early to tell, breast reduction using liposuction seems more likely to preserve the ability to breast feed. This method also leaves fewer post surgical scars but can make the breasts more prone to sagging.

Look The Same Following Surgery

Q: Will both breasts look the same following reduction mammoplasty?

A: Chances are your breasts were not exactly the same size and shape prior to surgery. While minimal, it is likely that there will be a difference following the surgery as well.

To Discuss With Surgeon

Q: What should I discuss with my surgeon prior to surgery?

A: The most important thing your surgeon needs to know prior to surgery is what you want to achieve. Photographic examples are a good place to start. Discussing this with your surgeon in detail will assist in avoiding any misunderstandings.

Long Lasting Results

Q: How long will the results of the surgery last?

A: Depending on the individual patient and type of skin, results are very long lasting. The breasts will certainly remain smaller than they would have been had surgery not been performed. Gaining large amounts of weight following the surgery will affect the longevity of the surgery. Also, in younger patients, it is possible for the breasts to regain fatty tissue.

Return Exercising

Q: When can I exercise and return to my normal routine?

A: Short walks and gentle exercise is recommended within a week following your surgery. A common complication of any surgery is the development of blood clots in the legs due to inactivity. It is important to achieve a balance of rest for the first week, and low impact activities to avoid clotting. A surgical bra should be worn during this period. After two weeks, you can begin more vigorous movement but should avoid jogging or heavy lifting for at least one month.

Breast Augmentation FAQs

Breast Feeding

Q: I have heard that after a woman has breast augmentation performed, she can no longer breast feed. Is this true?

A: This is a very common question among breast augmentation candidates. Assuming your breast milk would adequately feed an infant prior to the procedure, yes you should be able to breast feed a child. It is important to discuss this with your surgeon because the incision should not be made under the areola. Instead, the implant should be inserted either through the armpit or under the fold of the breast.

Age Restrictions

Q: Am I too old for breast Augmentation?

A: For all you ladies in your 40's and 50's, there is good news. You can never be too old to enjoy your body! Your only regret may be that you waited this long to have the procedure performed.

Uneven Breast Size

Q: My breasts are extremely uneven. One is an A/B cup, and the other is a B/C cup. This is partly due to an uneven breast bone and partly because I have less tissue in one breast. I am interested in breast implants but am concerned that it will only exaggerate my problem. What can I do?

A: Uneven breast are more common than most people think. Fortunately, for those with uneven chests, breast augmentation can bring excellent results. Implants themselves can be of different size as well as the pockets they occupy be in different locations. Another option would be reducing the size of the larger breast through a reduction mammoplasty procedure.

Capsular Contracture

Q: What is capsular contracture and what happens if I suffer from this condition post surgery?

A: Capsular contracture is the hardening of internal scar tissue. You will be educated in proper massage techniques that should minimize the problem. Antibiotics or Vitamin E may also be used to deter the problem. In serious cases, studies have shown that taking the asthma drug Accolate twice a day for three to six months can soften existing complications. In extreme cases the breast implant should be removed or replaced.

Sub Muscular Placement

Q: Would placing the implant under the muscle (sub muscular) provide a more natural looking breast?

A: In very thin patients, a sub muscular or sub pectoral implant may look more natural and rippling may be less noticeable. A sub glandular implant would look more natural in a patient with a higher degree of ptosis (drooping) or a woman with more breast tissue.

Loss of Nipple Sensation

Q: I have heard rumors that women experience a loss of sensation in the nipple following breast augmentation, is this true?

A: These rumors are unsupported by patients. Most doctors will agree that loss of sensation in the nipple is minimal. Usually less than a 10 percent loss of feeling is normal. In most cases even a small loss of sensation goes unnoticed.

Increasing Size Without Surgery

Q: I have very small breasts. My cup size is less than an A. I have tried everything from herbal formulas to gaining weight to increase the size. Is there any way to increase my bust size without surgery?

A: Unfortunately, there is no proven way to significantly increase bust size without surgery. There is a suction device that may stimulate blood flow and marginally increase cup size, but is most effective on making large breasts even larger.

Transumbilical Technique

Q: I have heard about implants going in through the umbilical/naval, resulting in no scarring around the breast area. Is this a preferred method, or should I go with a more conventional method?

A: It is more difficult for a surgeon to make an even pocket for both implants when using this method. This can lead to uneven breasts following the surgery. Most prefer an incision site closer to the breast.

Silicone Implants Illegal

Q: Why are silicone gel implants illegal in the United States?

A: Silicone gel implants are not illegal for women replacing their existing silicone gel implant or those undergoing breast reconstructive surgeries. However, silicone gel implants are no longer available to women seeking augmentation for the first time.

Breast Lift FAQs

What Age

Q: At what age is mastopexy is usually performed?

A: Mastopexy can be performed at any age after full development of the breasts. It is advisable to postpone a breast lift until after you have finished bearing children. Having children after mastopexy may stretch the skin and create the need for additional surgeries.

Results After Breast Lift

Q: What results can I expect?

A: Every woman's breasts are different, therefore every breast lift operation brings different outcomes. In general, mastopexy gives women more youthful and perkier breasts that sit higher on the chest. While your breasts may not appear perfect, they will appear less droopy and deflated.

Long Lasting Results

Q: How long with the benefits of a breast lift last?

A: The youthful appearance and upright position will last a long time. Nonetheless, aging breast tissue will not maintain the shape that the mastopexy initially brought. A breast lift can diminish the effects of aging, but gravity can eventually cause ptosis to return.

Fuller Looking Breasts

Q: Will a breast lift make my breasts look rounder and fuller?

A: Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of the breast. If you want fuller looking breasts but have a high degree of ptosis, you might consider a breast augmentation in conjunction with a mastopexy.

Tighten Skin With Exercise

Q: Can exercise tighten the skin of the breast?

A: Unfortunately no. Exercise is good for the body in general, and greater muscle tone can help fill out loose skin in the vicinity. However, exercise increases bulk and cannot actually tighten the breast skin.

Stretch Marks

Q: Does a mastopexy take care of stretch marks?

A: Stretch marks are essentially scars produced by distension of the skin. Some stretch marks will be removed along with the extra skin, mainly at the lower and center parts of the breast. The stretch marks that remain may be tightened and smoothed somewhat.

Nipple Sensation

Q: I have heard that loss of sensation of the nipple is a major problem, is this true?

A: Loss of feeling is a possibility because virtually every mastopexy involves cutting around the nipple to move it to a higher location. Nerves will grow back slowly. If full feeling has not returned within two years, chances are it will not return to pre surgery receptivity.

Recovery Period

Q: What is the recovery period like following mastopexy?

A: As always, recovery time depends on the individual, but usually follows a regular pattern. During the first week, patients take pain medication, and generally minimize activity. After initial recovery, light exercise should be resumed. Impact exercises such as running and aerobics can be resumed after three weeks. At this point most are able to resume their daily routine with minimal or no discomfort.

Buttock Augmentation FAQs

Brazilian Butt Lifts

Q: What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A: Fat grafting uses excess fat from other areas of the body, which act as donor sites. The donor sites include the abdomen, hips, back or thighs to add shape to the buttocks. The fat cells are delicately removed with a gentle liposuction technique, and then inserted through small incisions into different layers of the buttocks.

Suitable Candidates

Q: Am I a candidate for Buttock Augmentation?

A: If you are in good health (no serious health concerns) and have realistic expectations -- you may be a good candidate for Buttock Augmentation. Some individuals can exercise and lift weights or 'do' squats until they are blue in the face and cannot seem to build muscle in the buttock area. If you are one of these individuals, you may be a candidate for Buttock Augmentation.

Fat Transfer To Buttocks

Q: What about fat transfer for buttock implants?

A: Not usually performed. Fat is good for augmenting smaller areas, such as areas on the face, or even in cellulite smoothing, but not larger areas. Free Fat Transfer (FFT), or Micro Fat Grafting (MFG), is commonly used for lip enhancement, or smoothing wrinkles and cellulite depressions, but because it tends to be absorbed or 'washed' from the area, it isn't ideally suited for larger fills.

Post Operative Expectations

Q: What should I expect post-operatively?

A: You can expect to be pretty sore. You are not allowed to sleep on your back for several weeks and can sit with the help of a pillow at 1 week post-op. Pain medications should alleviate most of the pain or discomfort you may feel. You must be careful not to strain the muscles in that area or squat for a few weeks. Your sutures on the exterior may be of the dissolving or non-dissolving type. Of they are non-dissolving they will be removed in approximately 10 days.

Back To Work

Q: How soon can I get back to day to day activities and work?

A: It depends greatly on the specific procedure, and the individual. Some patients tolerate surgical procedures better than others. But, on average most patients are back to work within a week, or ten days. Your surgeon will advise you of the time you'll need and can give you guidance in the amount of time you will be away from your workplace. If complications arise, additional time away from work may be required.

Final Results

Q: How long until I will see the final result?

A: This depends on the individual. Some people bruise easily, while others don't. Generally there will be swelling and some bruising after surgery. Both will usually disappear over a week or two. The final optimal result can usually be appreciated a few months after surgery. At first, you may feel uncomfortable after buttock implant surgery. It may seem to you at first as though you're sitting on a wallet, or padding.

Buttocks Implant Weight

Q: How much do implants weigh?

A: Generally it depends on the type and size of the implant. But, generally they only weigh a few ounces each.

Bathing After Surgery

Q: Can I bathe or shower after the operation?

A: The taped dressing must be kept dry and remain in place until your stitches have dissolved, which is normally 7-10 days. You can normally return to bathing after the 10th day

Liposuction FAQs

Results Without Liposuction

Q: Can exercise alone attain desirable results with liposuction?

A: Regular exercise and a healthy diet are recommended to all individuals. With a devote and proper exercise routine, desirable results can usually be achieved without any fat modeling surgery.

Good Liposuction Candidates

Q: Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

A: An individual who has already tried diet and exercise but has problem areas of excess fat in specific areas. These areas can include, but are not limited to; hips and buttocks, abdomen, thighs, and waist.

Noticeable Results

Q: How soon are the results noticeable after liposuction?

A: Most people notice a substantial improvement in their body contour within a day. However, the anesthetic injected to "numb" the sculpted area takes about two days to drain. This post-operative swelling can briefly obscure the results. By six weeks, 90% of the healing and remodeling of the fat compartment and contraction of the skin over this area has occurred. Further improvement can continue for up to 6 months following the procedure.

Returning Fat

Q: Will the fat return after a liposuction?

A: If the patient gains weight following the surgery, the body will distribute the fat in different areas. The treated areas will no longer have the same capacity to store additional fat due to the removal of a large portion of the fat cells. It is possible for the body to create new fat cells, but usually only when significant amounts of fat are gained. Because liposuction is not a reliable method of weight loss, patients should expect to maintain their results through diet and regular exercise.

Excess Skin

Q: What happens to the excess skin?

A: Skin is considered to be a dynamic organ, which has elasticity and is able to shrink and re-conform to the new body contour. This can be seen in everyday life, such as when a woman becomes pregnant. Although rarely necessary, when the skin has lost its elasticity, having excess skin removed is an option.

Recovery Period

Q: How quickly will I recover from liposuction?

A: Because liposuction is a minimally invasive surgery, the recovery is much easier to withstand and quicker than most other surgeries. Within 24 hours following the procedure, patients are able to care for themselves and resume normal activities. As with all surgical procedures, it is recommended to rest as long as possible. The longer you can stay down… the less bruising you will have. Discomfort should be at a minimum after the four days. Recovery will also depend on the individual and the amount of fat removed.

Scars After Liposuction

Q: Will I have scars from liposuction?

A: Some scarring will be evident immediately following the procedure; however, incisions are made in areas that are better concealed or within creases of the skin. The incisions made to insert the cannula are quite small resulting in modest scarring.

Compression Garments

Q: Why is it important to wear a compression garment following the surgery?

A: This garment is intended to encourage proper drainage of incisions. It should be worn 24 hours a day for 3 to 6 days. Absorbent pads will also be worn to soak up blood and remaining anesthetic fluids. These pads are worn for 24 hours after all drainage has stopped.

Pregnancy And Liposuction

Q: If I get pregnant will I lose the effects of liposuction?

A: For women who become pregnant after liposuction, once all of the weight from the pregnancy has been lost, your body should return to the state it was in. It is important to remember that if you are still carrying weight, it will show in other areas of the body.

Tummy Tuck FAQs

Full And Mid Abdominoplasty

Q: What is the difference between a full and a mid abdominoplasty?

A: A complete or full abdominoplasty consists of an incision made from hip to hip with large amounts of skin being removed. A mid abdominoplasty is less invasive and little or no skin is removed. Both involve tightening the abdomen wall muscles.

Tummy Tuck Or Liposuction

Q: Do I need a tummy tuck, or can I just have liposuction performed?

A: This is greatly dependent on your overall goals and lifestyle following the procedure. Since liposuction does not involve skin removal or muscle tightening, it would be paramount (to fully benefit from the procedure) to maintain a healthy lifestyle following the procedure. If excess skin and muscle laxity are a problem, liposuction will not suffice, a full or mid abdominoplasty would address these issues.

Tummy Tuck Scarring

Q: What is the scarring like after a tummy tuck?

A: The resulting scar from a tummy tuck depends greatly on how much skin is removed. As with any scar, it will fade with time. There are ways to assist the fading of scars as well. Vitamin E cream and specialized skin rejuvenation creams are widely available. Also, the horizontal incision made during the abdominoplasty is performed below the panty line. Due to these techniques, the resulting scar unnoticeable.

Return To Normal Life

Q: How long after an abdominoplasty procedure can I expect to be back in the gym?

A: This is dependent on the extent of the surgery and whether the muscles were tightened or not. Typically, patients are active within 1 to 2 weeks and can expect to back in the gym in approximately 1 month.

Tummy Tuck And Pregnancy

Q: If I have a complete tummy tuck performed, will it affect me having a baby in the future?

A: The tummy tuck will NOT interfere with you having a baby. However, the pregnancy may reverse some of the benefits of the procedure.

Brow Lift FAQs

The Suprised Look

Q: If I have a brow lift, will I end up with a 'surprised' look?

A: A brow lift does not automatically mean the brow will be elevated. Depending on the patient's desired outcome, browplasty can be performed to lower the brow, raise the brow, or even maintain its current position. For up to three weeks following the surgery it is not uncommon for patients to see themselves with a 'surprised' look. This can result from temporary swelling of the forehead. If not desired, the 'surprised' look is easily avoided by clearly discussing goals with your surgeon.

Incision Location

Q: Where are the incisions made for a brow lift?

A: The location of brow lift incisions are dependent on the technique used. The lateral temporal method involves a single incision along the temple and scalp. Endoscopic browplasty involves incisions along the top of the scalp and a temple incision on each side. For the pretichial and trichial brow lifts, a continuous incision is made which follows the hairline contour and extends down along the temples. All methods of browplasty have minimal to no visible scarring.

Recovery Period

Q: What is the recovery like following browplasty?

A: During the first seven to ten days, following the surgery, some swelling and bruising around the eyes is common. Keeping the head slightly elevated will help minimize swelling. Some patients will experience thinning of the surrounding hair. In nearly all cases, this is temporary, and hair growth will eventually return to normal density and appearance. Numbness above the scalp incisions near the top of the head is also common but usually brief. Patients should utilize the first seven days following the surgery for rest. Following the first week, normal (low impact) activities can be resumed. Sutures are removed within five days following the surgery. Strenuous activities should be minimized for two weeks after the procedure.

Additional Surgeries

Q: Does a brow lift look better if my eyelids are done at the same time?

A: Depending on desired outcomes, many clients choose to supplement a brow lift with either eyelid surgery or a face lift. Combining facial procedures brings balance to your new look.

Browplasty And Frown Lines

Q: Will the frown lines on my forehead be addressed by browplasty?

A: As we age, our skin loses its elasticity. By lifting the skin on the brow and altering and conditioning the muscles underneath your surgeon creates a smoother forehead.

Permanent Results

Q: How long can I expect the results to last?

A: Depending on your genetics and lifestyle, you can expect the results to last for many years. However, as the years pass and we continue to age, gravity will no doubt take effect once again. For those who do not abuse their skin, most can expect the benefits of browplasty to last up to fifteen years.

Brow Lift Results

Q: When will I be able to see the full results of a brow lift?

A: The results are immediate but you will be swollen and bruised, remember to be patient during the healing period and the full results should be visible in a few months. You may also think that your brows are too high; this is normal and will relax. Any numbness along the incisions should subside by six months but may remain indefinitely in some patients. As each day goes on you will be that much closer to your final result.

Cheek Implant FAQs

Cheek Augmentation Consultation

Q: What should I expect during a consultation for cheek augmentation?

A: During the consultation for cheek augmentation, you will see pre-op and post-op photos of previous cheek augmentation patients. You will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, and the risks.

Benefiting From Cheek Implants

Q: Who will cheek implants benefit?

A: If you have sunken, hollow cheeks and feel like your face would benefit from plumper, more accentuated cheeks then you would benefit from cheek implant surgery. Men or women choose this surgery, many in conjunction with other facial procedures, to help them achieve a fresh-faced, younger look.

Cheek Implant Materials

Q: What Are Cheek Implants Made From?

A: Facial implants are either solid or porous. Usually, solid implants are made of silicone. Porous implants are usually made of polyethylene. Porous implants are less likely to move around after place, but are more expensive and require a larger incision.

Procedure Length

Q: How long will cheek implant surgery take?

A: The procedure is performed under local (conscious but area is numbed) or general anaesthetic (completely unconscious), this will be decided by the anaesthetist or surgeon. For this reason it may be possible in some cases to return home the same day.

Results Following Surgery

Q: What results can I expect from cheek implants?

A: Patients who have had cheek implants can expect, after initial post-surgery swelling has passed, a natural and healthy look whereby the face is fuller in the cheek and the overall proportions of the face have been improved. Click here to see before and after pictures of cheek implant surgery.

Risks Associated

Q: Are there risks associated with cheek implant surgery?

A: As with all operations, there are some risks associated with cheek implant surgery. Your surgeon can help put you at ease regarding any worries you may have. You can talk through these concerns directly with your surgeon.

Combining Treatments

Q: Can I combine cheek implants with other procedures?

A: Yes, cheek implants can be combined with various different facial procedures. You may like to explore chin implants or dental implants to give further definition to your face. A facelift (or mini-facelift) would achieve a fresher-looking face with tauter skin.

Pain Following Surgery

Q: Will I be in much pain after undergoing cheek augmentation?

A: Patients may experience some discomfort after cheek augmentation and talking, smiling and other facial movements may be limited by swelling. Medication can help to manage any post-operative discomfort.

Choosing A Size

Q: How Is the Size of the Cheek Implants Chosen?

A: Your cosmetic surgeon will have the implant designed according to a preoperative analysis of your facial size and structure. You, of course, will be involved in the process, such as through photographing or depicting you in some way with the implant taped to your skin.

Chin Implant FAQs

Common Benefits

Q: What are some of the most common benefits of this surgery?

A: Chin Augmentation may augment the jaw to correct problems with weak chins, sagging skin in the chin area, and improve the shape and balance of the face.

Natural Feeling

Q: Are chin implants safe, and will it feel natural?

A: All facial Implants have proven to exhibit a safe, predictable, low-risk cosmetic surgical procedure. The implants are designed specifically for use in the chin come in wide shapes and sizes. The implants are custom-trimmed by your surgeon for a more natural fit. Chin implants, when positioned and inserted skillfully, look and feel like normal bone. In most cases you cannot tell the difference.

Location Of Incisions

Q: Will there be any scarring? If so, where will the scars be located?

A: This depends on the incision choice by you and your doctor. If incisions are made intra-orally, no visible external scars will be present. If your surgeon places the implant through an incision under your chin, a very small scar will be present in a well-concealed region.

Painful Or Not

Q: Will Chin Surgery be painful?

A: The majority of patients do not consider chin surgery to be painful procedure. In augmentation, there is a period of 'tightness' associated with the increased volume from the chin implant. This 'tightness' is worst immediately following the surgery due to the body's normal swelling response. Prescribed pain medication will assist for a few days following the surgery.

Immediate Results

Q: How long before the results are visible?

A: The results are immediate, although you may think that the implant is too big at first glance. Give your mind time to recognize the difference between swelling and augmentation. The final result should be evident in a few months.

Recovery Period

Q: How quickly can I get back to an active lifestyle?

A: Most people are ready to resume a normal schedule after a few days. You will need to take care, however, to avoid any activity which might cause an impact to your face for three or four weeks. Activities requiring a helmet or chin-strap should be avoided.

Permanent Results

Q: How long does a chin implant last?

A: The silicone chin implants are made to last your lifetime, especially if the implants are the harder variety and screwed into place - the risk of shifting is minimal.

Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Appropriate Age

Q: What is the appropriate age for blepharoplasty?

A: Due to eyelid skin being much thinner than that of the rest of the face, the eyes are usually the first facial feature to deteriorate. A person is at the correct age when the loss of attractiveness becomes enough of a bother to consider revision.

Fat Removal

Q: Can bulging fat be removed during eyelid surgery?

A: No, the internal fat tissues are too delicate to be surgically removed. Furthermore, fat removal is no longer a major part of eyelid surgery.

Swelling And Bruising

Q: How long will the swelling and bruising last?

A: The greatest amount of swelling and bruising will be right after the surgery. Most can expect these conditions to subside within 7 to 10 days.

Post Surgery Scars

Q: Are the scars following the surgery very noticeable?

A: Full thinning of the scars will occur within six months. During this time, the scarring is not visible unless closely inspected. The incisions are hidden in the crease and along the back of the eyelid.

Asian Eyelid Surgery

Q: What is Asian eyelid surgery?

A: Nearly half of all Asian people are born with a crease on their upper eyelid. This surgery removes that crease creating a smooth uniform eyelid.

Correction of Dark Circles

Q: I have dark circles beneath my eyes, will blepharoplasty correct this?

A: Not completely. The depressions are caused by a deficiency of soft tissue along the cheek and are not directly associated with the eyelid. While eyelid surgery and chemical peels may help, they will not completely eliminate them.

Long Lasting Results

Q: How long will the improvement last?

A: While procedures such as brow lifts and face lifts are designed to fight gravity, blepharoplasty combats aging skin. Eyelid surgery can be considered permanent in most people, and generally only needs to be performed once.

Correction By Brow Lift

Q: Can a brow lift correct the eyelids?

A: Some patients have found that performing a brow lift 'pulls' the upper eyelid skin and blepharoplasty is not required. However, a brow lift cannot address weakened lower eyelids.

Face Lift FAQs

Permanent Results

Q: Are the results of a rhytidectomy permanent?

A: A rhytidectomy can drastically improve the effects of the natural aging process, but it will not stop the aging process altogether. The longevity of your face lift depends on many factors such as the condition of your skin and whether you smoke. A more youthful appearance will be achieved through a face lift, but wrinkles will continue to appear as time advances. Most patients are very satisfied with the procedure and will last five to ten years with the aging process progressing.

Eliminate Wrinkles

Q: Will the face lift surgery eliminate all of my facial wrinkles?

A: A face lift will dramatically reduce the amount of wrinkles of the lower two-thirds of the face. By removing excess fat and reshaping loose muscle, cosmetic surgeons reduce sagging in the cheeks and around the jaw. A face lift alone will not erase all common signs of aging. When used in conjunction with other facial procedures such as browplasty (brow lift) or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), the entire face will eliminate 90% of your facial wrinkles.

Natural Looking

Q: Will the face lift make me look unnatural?

A: The goal of a face lift is to rejuvenate, not distort. When the proper techniques are used and excess stretching of the skin is avoided, the outcome is a completely natural look.

Areas Addressed

Q: What areas of the face does a face lift address?

A: A traditional face lift treats the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks, jowls and neck. It will not improve areas of the upper face such as the brow or eye area, which is better treated with a brow lift, or eyelid surgery.

Recovery Period

Q: What is the recovery like after a face lift?

A: After surgery, the face is likely to appear bruised, pale and swollen and some numbness can occur. It's best for patients to take avoid any strenuous activities during the first week and to keep the head elevated during the first few days to help control swelling. In some cases, bruising can take two to three weeks to fully fade. Hereafter, normal activities can be resumed with no consequence to the procedure.

Bandages After Surgery

Q: Are there any bandages used after the surgery?

A: Bandages may be utilized following the surgery, but are typically removed the day after the surgery. These bandages include surgical drains to properly drain the incisions. Depending on your physicians' recommendations, a lighter bandage may be used for a longer time.

Post Surgery Scars

Q: Will I have noticeable scars following the surgery?

A: The incisions made for a face lift are located within the hairline and any natural contours in and behind the ear. Some individuals require another incision underneath the chin. In all cases, the incisions are minimal and in well concealed areas to minimize the amount of scarring. This allows the result to look natural and unaltered.

Associated Pain

Q: Is there much pain following the procedure?

A: Significant pain is not normal following the procedure; however, most patients will experience a sensation of tightness in the face. Will uncomfortable, this tightness is not painful, and subsides within the first week.

The Right Age

Q: Am I too young (or old) for a face lift?

A: In determining whether a face lift is right for you, age is not necessarily the key factor. Most face lift candidates are between 40 and 70 years old. Do to some hereditary conditions; some patients can be as young as 25 years old. The procedure can also effectively enhance the appearance of people over the age of 70. In general, the condition of your skin and desire to make improvements are of more consequence than your age.

Neck Lift FAQs

Incision Location

Q: Where are the incisions made for a neck lift?

A: The exact location of the incisions will depend upon your particular case and the technique used. Incisions can be made under the chin and behind the ears.

Post Operative Expectations

Q: What can I expect from a Neck Lift?

A: Your expectations need to be realistic. Overall, patients are pleased with the outcome and find they gain a feeling of increased self-confidence especially when wearing clothes that reveal the neckline. The primary achievement will be having a completely natural look that gives the impressions you have lost weight and/or look younger.

Ideal Candidates

Q: Who would best represent an Ideal Candidate for Neck Lift?

A: A neck lift can be performed on individuals above 18 years of age who feel the need to improve their necks. Typical patients range between the ages of 30 and 70. A neck lift can address various cosmetic issues, including:

  • Turkey neck
  • Excess fat and/or skin in the neck
  • Retrognathia
Associated Pain

Q: How Much Pain is Associated with Neck lift?

A: There will be some discomfort after undergoing neck lift surgery, which can be lessened with prescribed pain medication. Some degree of swelling and possibly bruising can be expected, but this is only temporary.

Neck Lift Recovery

Q: What is the recovery like after a neck lift?

A: It's best to keep the head elevated as much as possible at first to help control swelling. Numbness can also occur though this typically fades within a few weeks as well.

Visable Scarring

Q: Will the scars be visible?

A: All of the incisions are placed in strategic areas so that they are camouflaged and not noticeable.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Scars After Rhinoplasty

Q: Are there any scars left after rhinoplasty?

A: With the endonasal approach all incisions are made inside of the nose leaving no external scarring. When the nasal tip is being altered, incisions are made on the outside of the nose. These incisions are extremely small and discrete, visible only upon close inspection. As with any tissue scarring, they will fade with time.

Swelling After Surgery

Q: People say there is considerable swelling after the surgery. How long until the nose looks ideal?

A: Generally by one week, most patients feel comfortable being in public view. As with any cosmetic procedure, swelling can take up to one year to totally fade. For the first few days following the surgery, it is not uncommon for bruising around the eyes and cheeks to occur. This is temporary and can be covered up with make-up.

Return To Normal Life

Q: How long before I can return to normal activities?

A: If you are not self conscious about wearing a cast on your nose, you can return to normal activities within a few days. Some swelling and bruising will remain, but after initial recover is minimal. For the first few weeks, exercising good judgment is paramount. Participating in strenuous activities that cause nasal swelling may prolong the recovery period.

Ethnic Noses

Q: What are the options available for ethnic noses?

A: Many ethnic noses have bone, skin, and cartilage characteristics that can limit surgical outcomes. Best results are achieved by making subtle improvements as opposed to drastic changes. Completely erasing the ethnic quality of one's nose is generally not practiced.

Nasal Hump

Q: I have heard that it is possible to 'shave' the hump off of the nose, is this true?

A: Yes, it is certainly possible to remove the hump from the nasal bridge. The nasal hump is composed of bone and cartilage; there are several approaches of taking down the nasal hump. The optimal method for your case will be discussed with your surgeon.

Front And Side Views

Q: If I have rhinoplasty performed to alter a long nose, will it look different from the front as well as the side?

A: Yes, it will definitely look different from both angles. From the front it will look shorter and less droopy. And, from the profile view, the nose will be changed to suit your request. Many patients, however, are not concerned with their nose's appearance from the front. The profile view causes unease in most people.

Mobility After Surgery

Q: Will I be stuck in bed following the surgery?

A: After leaving the hospital, you should plan to stay in bed for about 24 hours. After that period, you can be up and about without any difficulties.

Nasal Splint

Q: How long do I have to wear a cast for following the surgery?

A: For six days you will wear a nasal cast. The small protective cast is really more of a bandage and is not cumbersome in any way.

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