No, you need to arrange for some one to escort you home and be with you the first 24 to 48 hrs.
Yes. Many procedures other than a face lift can yield youthful results.
No. Many cosmetic procedures are performed as an outpatient. For those procedures that require an overnight stay we have private rooms with a Registered Nurse present throughout the night.
No, a doctor's referral is not required to make an appointment for a cosmetic surgery consultation.
For most procedures it is a 2-week period of bruising and swelling.
I would normally see my patients within the first day or two after surgery, then after about 2 weeks, again at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery. I always invite my patients back to follow up with me yearly to keep an eye on the surgical results.
We require a deposit to book and hold a date for surgery, and the balance is due 2 weeks before the surgery date. We accept cash, debit, most major credit cards, money orders and certified cheques. We do not accept personal cheques.
In general, it is wise to avoid travel for the first 2-4 weeks after surgery.
It depends on the operation. Most cosmetic surgery operations use dissolving stitches that do not need to be removed. However, sometimes the best result can only be achieved by using the kind of stitches that need to be removed after a few days.
A tummy tuck removes lax skin from below the belly button along with any stretch marks; the stretch marks above your belly button will not be removed.
The way I determine your best size for breast augmentation patients is by examining your chest and breast anatomy and by having you meet with my patient care consultant to use a series of breast implant sizers. After you have narrowed your choices to just a few options and you have decided what size you want to be, we will meet again to make sure that your choice is realistic and technically possible.
I have experience with all types of breast implants that are available in North America, including saline, silicone, and the newest type of anatomically shaped cohesive silicone gel. The type of implant that I use in each patient will depend on that patient's body type and her desired cosmetic result.
There is no sure way to know if you will ever need to have your implants removed. In the absence of any complications, many women never need to have the implants removed. There is no pre-determined time at which breast implants need to be removed or changed.
The choice of incision will depend on the size of your breast and the type of implant you choose. There is certainly no "best" incision site.