Frequently Asked Questions
What should I ask my plastic surgeon?
Be sure to clearly state your expectations and goals of the surgery, and don’t be embarrassed to ask questions. Your plastic surgeon will be happy to discuss with you any concerns or questions you may have.
What can I expect from my first visit?
We want to make your first visit as comfortable for you as possible and not pressure you into doing anything that does not feel right for you. This will be a time to talk with the doctor and his nurse to discuss the surgical procedure and your goals for the surgery. This will also be a time for you to ask any questions so that the doctor can address any concerns you may have. It is our goal during this visit for you to get to know your surgeon and he you, and to give you the information you need to make an informed decision about surgery. You can read more about your first visit here.
Is liposuction a good way to lose weight?
No. Liposuction is not a weight loss method and cannot remove cellulite or skin dimpling. It is a surgical procedure to balance and sculpt the body. It is ideal for those who are near their ideal weight, yet have specific areas that do not respond to exercise and eating a balanced diet.
Will I have scars from liposuction?
Your surgeon will take every measure to ensure small incisions. If you have a large area being treated, or have many sites being treated, he will keep the incisions as small as possible, according to the specific area being treated.
How long will the benefits of liposuction last?
The benefits of liposuction are permanent in the areas treated as long as you maintain a consistent, healthy weight. With realistic expectations, exercise and a proper diet, you can be satisfied with the results for many years to come.
Are there different types of implants for breast augmentation?
Breast implants come in a variety of shapes, surface textures and sizes. The implants are available with a textured or smooth surface shell, and will either be filled with saline (a sterile salt water solution) or silicone (a cohesive gel that is a soft gelatin-like substance).
Should I get Silicone or Saline implants?
Both silicone and saline implants are approved by the FDA. It is best to talk with your doctor about what he thinks is best and most natural for you.
If you are concerned about silicone implants affecting your health, it is important to note that the Institute of Medicine concluded: “There is no evidence that silicone implants are responsible for any major diseases of the whole body. Women are exposed to silicone constantly in their daily lives.”
Do implants influence the occurrence of breast cancer?
Though some studies talk about the possibility, a majority of studies do not show any evidence that implants influence the occurrence of breast cancer.
Can I have a mammogram if I have breast implants?
If you have breast implants, you can still undergo mammography and other imaging techniques, just as women without implants do. With breast implants, routine mammograms may be more difficult, and you may need to have additional views. It is important that you inform whoever is doing your mammogram about the presence of your implants so she can use special techniques to get the best possible views of the breast tissue.
Where can I view before and after photos?
You can view before and after photos for all of our surgical procedures in our Gallery.