How do I know if I’m a good candidate to have plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery can dramatically enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. If you consider yourself to be a physically and emotionally healthy person and have realistic expectations for the procedure, you should be a good candidate.
What will happen during the initial consultation?
In your private consultation, you will meet with Dr. Sanders so you can discuss your interests, concerns, and ask a variety of questions. He will review your medical history and ask you questions in order to understand your condition, goals and concerns. The doctor will also provide you with reading material about the procedure(s) you’re considering. It will last approximately 30-60 minutes depending on what is discussed. A cost analysis is also provided for any procedures you are interested in.
What is the recovery like from a plastic surgery procedure?
Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and this has to be considered. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others may experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for post-operative patients in order to help minimize discomfort. Operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles, such as a facelift or browlift, require more recovery time than those that are less invasive. In general, the recovery time is between one and two weeks with the minimally invasive procedures being less and the standard procedures being more.
Do I need antibiotics before and after surgery?