Do I Need General Anesthesia?
Almost all facial plastic surgery surgery including Facelifts, Rhinoplasty and Eyelid Lifts can now be performed under local anesthesia with no general anesthesia required. This helps make post-operative recovery faster.
Will I Be In Pain?
During your surgery, anesthesia ensures you are comfortable and without pain. For most procedures you will be asleep for the entire time. After surgery you will be prescribed medication for any discomfort. These symptoms usually subside within a matter of days.
Will Everyone Recognize I Had Surgery?
Usually not. Good facial plastic surgery looks natural, and not overly sculpted. People will often ask if you have been on vacation, lost weight, or been exercising. Typically, they will not know unless you share it with them.
Will There Be Scars?
You will have scars, but they are not usually noticeable. We make every effort to keep scars to a minimum and hide them in natural lines and creases in your skin. Over the course of time, your scars will fade and become barely noticeable.
How Long Does It Take?
Most procedures take only a few hours, are performed on an outpatient basis, and require no overnight stay. You will be in recovery for a few hours, and a friend or relative will escort you home to recover in your own bed.
Will Insurance Cover It?
Since cosmetic surgery is elective, most insurance plans do not cover it. There are exceptions, and if your procedure is medically necessary, our office will be happy to contact your insurance company.