Yes, when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgery is very safe.
- how do I know that a plastic surgeon is qualified?
The most important factor is that the plastic surgeon is certified by the "American Board of Plastic Surgery". These are the five most important words. Also, it is imperative that the surgeon is experienced in that particular cosmetic procedure.
- what type of anesthesia is used for cosmetic surgery?
Modern anesthesia is very safe and effective. Anesthesia choices range from local anesthesia only to local with sedation (twilight) to general anesthesia. Most importantly, sedation and general anesthesia are administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.
- what can I expect during my consultation?
During consultation your specific concerns will be addressed and your questions will be answered. Your detailed medical history will be reviewed. You will be told what can and can not be accomplished and a personalized plan of treatment will be developed.
- where will my surgery be performed?
Depending on the type of procedure, how long it takes to perform the procedure, and the age and health of the patient, surgery is performed either in an office setting, a surgicenter or a hospital. The vast majority of surgeries are performed on an out patient basis.
- what will my recovery be like?
Most patients experience some discomfort after surgery which is treated with pain medicines. Return to every day activity is encouraged and you will be given individualized instructions. Sometimes private duty nurses are utilized to assist during recovery.
- can procedures be combined?
Yes, often procedures may be combined, as long as it is safe to do so.
- does the fat come back after liposuction?
No, the results of liposuction are permanent and the fat does not come back. If a patient gains weight after liposuction, however, this will be in untreated areas.
- are breast implants safe?
Yes, both silicone and saline implants are safe and always have been.
- how are out of town patients treated?
After corresponding by email and telephone, Dr. Perrotti will review all medical information and photographs and discuss his recommendations with you. Out of town patients are usually seen several days before surgery. Many of our patients stay in an all-suite hotel convenient to our office and surgicenter. We will arrange your hotel accommodations, private duty nursing care and anything else to make your experience as effortless as possible. You may plan to return home after several days in New York.
- does plastic surgery leave scars?
There are almost always scars after plastic surgery, however these are camouflaged as much as possible and usually heal very well. Patients will be given details instructions on how to care for scars.
- are there age limits for cosmetic surgery?
No, there are no age limits for cosmetic surgery. The general health of the patient is most important.
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