Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I plan to have a child--should I hold on my breast lift surgery until after the baby has been weaned?

Yes, it is advisable to wait until after the child has been born and nursed. Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, greatly improves breast appearance after childbirth. Often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation (the surgical introduction of saline or silicone breast implants) mastopexy is carried out to increase size and firmness of post-pregnancy breasts that have lost tone and shape. If you are mid-pregnancy or plan to become pregnant in the near future, it is a good idea to postpone a plastic surgery breast lift as childbirth and nursing will stretch breast tissue.

How would you explain cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a board-approved elective procedure that is performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon or plastic surgeon to enhance a patient's bodily appearance. Cosmetic surgery procedures including chin liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and nose job rhinoplasty shape unbecoming face and body features into attractive textures and outlines.

Is cosmetic surgery safe for my health?

While cosmetic surgery risks and cosmetic surgery complications such as post-operative liposuction swelling or post breast surgery numbness certainly exist, cosmetic surgery is for the most part safe, especially if invasiveness of the surgery and the dose of anesthetic are well charted. Your cosmetic surgeon can determine whether a specific procedure is appropriate for your physical make up and health status. Check out our "Find a Breast Surgeon" page for tips on finding a qualified doctor to perform breast surgery procedures.

How much do cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures normally cost?

Plastic surgery that is necessary as it is performed post-accident to reconstruct face or body parts is generally at least partially covered by insurance. Cosmetic surgery that is elective and performed to enhance unsightly facial or bodily features is conversely not covered by insurance. Both plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery vary in cost depending on the cosmetic surgeon's practice and how involved the procedure designed to be.

What are obvious indications of an inexpert or dishonest cosmetic surgeon?

Three clear signs that you should take your business to another cosmetic surgeon are: 1. The cosmetic surgeon or plastic surgeon causes you feel uneasy or ignored as he or she evades questioning or totally declines addressing your worries; 2. The cosmetic surgeon advises combining several large surgical procedures into one operation to save on facility and anesthetic costs; 3. The office of the cosmetic surgeon seems unkempt and hardly sterile. An upright cosmetic surgeon will labor professionally in a clinical space, make you feel comfortable at all times and answer your inquiries in a friendly, understandable and thorough manner.

Surgery Costs

Breast Surgery Costs

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2003 the average cost of breast reduction surgery was $5351, the average breast augmentation cost was $3360...

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