Cosmetic surgery FAQ
1- Is surgery the only solution to get rid of wrinkles around the eyes?
Although wrinkling around the eye is an inevitable occurrence, it is never really welcomed. It signifies the loss of vitality and youth, as the lines around our eyes become more prominent as the result of our body’s incapacity to maintain cellular growth at rates equivalent to the golden days. Surgery is not the only option but is a permanent option. Equivalent results can be achieved through tear-trough injections of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that elevates the skin through retaining water. Hyaluronic acid injections have a lifespan of a year before the body breaks the sugar down. Therefore injections need to be applied annually to maintain the juvenile appearance.
2- What is the difference between Vaser liposuction and laser liposuction?
Liposuction, in general, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that removes stubborn fats from various locations around the body. Laser liposuction is a laser-assisted procedure of fat removal. Laser beams are used to first break or “emulsify” stubborn fat in target areas, and a cannula is then inserted to suction the emulsified fat out. Vaser liposuction, on the other hand, utilizes an ultrasound-assisted cannula to insert in problem areas. The cannula simultaneously breaks and suctions the fat out. Vaser liposuction has more benefits over laser liposuction, some of these benefits include lower risks of damaging neighbor tissue and the elimination of sagging skin.
3- Is breast reduction exclusively for women? Or can men opt for the procedure?
Men who suffer from gynecomastia, a condition that leads to breast tissue enlargement, are good candidates for the surgery. Essentially, patients can opt for oral medications to eliminate the physical symptoms of gynecomastia, however, medication is not effective in all cases. If all else fails, surgery is an ideal option that can permanently eliminate the pronounced appearance of male breasts.
4- How to prepare for any cosmetic surgery?
The preparations for any cosmetic surgery begin at least two weeks prior. Lifestyle changes that your surgeon may ask from you to make includes abstaining from smoking, alcohol consumption, and strenuous activity. It’s important to rest well. Of course, your surgeon will provide you with elaborate instructions upon meeting including avoiding certain categories of drugs.
5- Is surgery the only method to obtain a well defined facial structure or alter facial features?
Surgery is not the only option for altering facial features or achieving a well-defined countenance. Hyaluronic acid fillers have skyrocketed in popularity for their multi-purpose versatile applications. Although most used for rejuvenation, if applied in the right areas such as the cheekbones and jawline, the effect of the dermal fillers will add a touch of elevation in treated areas creating the illusion of a natural well-structured face. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be injected in the lips to achieve plump lips. Unlike surgery, hyaluronic acid fillers are not permanent and their effects wear out within a year. To maintain the aesthetic consequences of the injection, the treatment has to be repeated annually. However it’s important to note that although dermal fillers may give certain individuals hollow cheekbones, the procedure is not for everyone. If patients do not have the right structure from the start, they will have to opt for surgery to get the sculptured face they desire.
6- what are my options if I just want to enhance the appearance of my breasts but not the size?
It’s a common misconception to split breast surgeries into two categories: reduction and enlargement. While the two constitute a small percentage of breast surgeries, they are focused on altering the size. A breast lift is a form of surgery that deals with the aesthetic enhancement of th breast, nipple, and areola. The effect of gravity, aging, genetics, and fluctuating weight often leads the breast to be saggy. It’s not a worry as the juvenile appearance of the breast can be restored with breast lift surgery. Minimal scarring and a smooth recovery tails the procedure.
7- what is the average timescale of cosmetic surgery results?
This varies from one procedure to the other. The results of dermal fillers are instantaneous, with minor accentuations in the following days. With rhinoplasty, the results are eclipsed by swelling and bruising that often alleviates within two weeks. Major changes will be apparent thereafter, however, changes will continue to build up gradually until the final sculpture is obtained within a year's time. The list moves on in the same direction, results will be instantaneous however, eclipsed with swelling and bruising that often alleviates within weeks.
8- Are cosmetic surgeries painful?
Cosmetic surgery is generally performed under the effect of general anesthesia with the exception of liposuction and dermal fillers. The latter is performed under local anesthetic. Your surgeon will prescribe anti-inflammation and painkiller medications to keep discomfort to a minimum.
9- what are my options if I am looking to tone my body?
Your options depend on where you problem areas are located. For instance, toned arms are obtained through arm lift. Stubborn fat around the sides and abdomen is treated with tummy tuck, the buttocks is given a firmer look with a Brazilian butt lift