FAQs

  • Should Breast Lift be considered after one is done with pregnancies?
  • Breast surgery should be entertained after child bearing is completed.
    Changes that occur in the breasts during pregnancy can minimize or reverse the improvement a breast lift provides.
    Likewise, significant weight loss after breast surgery can negatively impact breast appearance.

  • Is there any upper age limit for a Breast Lift Surgery?
  • You are never too old for a Breast Lift. Age is not a deciding factor. Your overall health is. Any woman, regardless of her age, may be a good candidate for a Breast Lift providing she is healthy, in good physical shape, and understands the risks associated with a Breast Lift procedure.

  • What happens to a woman’s breasts during and after pregnancy?
  • After pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts will either revert to their pre-pregnancy state or possibly leave you with a deflated and sagging appearance. It normally takes about 3 months for these changes to happen, and for that reason you should wait and not rush into surgery too early. Dr. Doshi recommends that you wait until your breasts have stabilized (until they are not changing any longer) before planning your surgery. If you were to otherwise have your breast surgery earlier, it would be like trying to hit a moving target.

  • What is a Peri-Aerolar Breast lift?
  • The Peri-Areolar technique is a surgical Breast Lift procedure designed to raise the nipple and minimize scarring by limiting it to the areola only. This procedure is ideal for women whose breasts have very mild sagging (breast ptosis) and where only 1 – 2 cm of lift is required.

  • What is a vertical Breast lift?
  • Vertical Breast Lift surgery is a full Breast Lift procedure where the entire breast is reshaped and lifted. This is a more extensive procedure than a Peri-Areolar Breast Lift and is used in women who require more than 2 cm of lift to correct their sagging breasts (breast ptosis).

  • What is a Vertical Sling Breast Lift?
  • The new Vertical Sling technique is the latest and most advanced variation of a Breast Lift. In this approach, the breast tissue is reconstructed on the inside, thereby creating a perkier, fuller look (similar to that achieved with breast implants) and longer-lasting results.

  • Will it be possible to correct my Breast Asymmetry?
  • Yes, improvements to breast asymmetry are always addressed during Breast Lift surgery, but perfect symmetry can never be achieved and nor is it naturally present in any woman. In more pronounced cases of breast volume and shape asymmetry, breast implants may be required to modify the profile and/or size of one or both breasts to adjust for this asymmetry

  • Do I need a mammogram before a Breast lift?
  • Women who are 40 years-old or above, or those with a strong family history of breast cancer, should be screened. It is important to determine that the breasts are free from any disease prior to cosmetic breast surgery. Dr. Doshi will assess you during your consultation and determine what investigations are required prior to your surgery. If you have any concerns regarding breast cancer (such as a strong family history of breast cancer or lumps in your breasts), please make sure to mention these during your consultation.

  • Is there any long-term care recommended after Breast Augmentation Surgery?
    • Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants
    • Pregnancy, weight loss, and menopause may influence the appearance of augmented breasts over the course of your lifetime
    • Breast augmentation requires regular examinations of your breasts’ health and to evaluate the condition of your breast implants
  • How long does it take for the implants to settle?
  • 99% of implants settle after 3 months.  Rarely it takes longer (it could take up to a year)

  • Am I too young for Breast Augmentation?
  • Breast implants are appropriate for use in women over the age of 18 years-old, or after your breasts have stopped growing. However, maturity levels also make a difference in whether someone is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation or not. Younger women must be aware that the decision to have a breast enlargement is a major decision and a long-term commitment, and that augmented breasts may still change unfavorably as a result of weight fluctuations and pregnancy.

  • Is there an upper age limit for Breast Augmentation?
  • You are never too old for a breast enhancement. Age is not a deciding factor, your overall health is. Any woman, regardless of her age, is a good candidate for a Breast Augmentation providing she is healthy, in good physical shape, and understands the long-term commitment and risks associated with a breast implant procedure.

  • Will Breast Augmentation affect my ability to breastfeed?
  • No. Breast implants will not prevent you from breastfeeding. However, many women who seek Breast Augmentation have little natural glandular breast tissue and may not be able to produce enough milk to breastfeed; this is not related to the augmentation surgery or the presence of breast implants.

  • When should I have breast Surgery after pregnancy?
  • During pregnancy, a woman’s breasts will develop and enlarge in preparation for breastfeeding. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, your breasts will either revert to their pre-pregnancy state or possibly leave you with a deflated and sagging appearance. It normally takes about 3 months for these changes to happen, and you should wait until your breasts have stabilized (until they are not changing any longer) before planning your surgery. It is also important that at the time of your surgery your breasts are free from milk. If you are still able to squeeze milk out through your nipples, you are not yet ready for implants. Presence of milk increases the risk of infection and Capsular Contracture.

  • Will Breast implants affect what happens to my breasts after pregnancy?
  • Pregnancy after having Breast Augmentation is quite common. During pregnancy, your breasts will undergo all the normal changes associated with pregnancy regardless of whether or not you have breast implants. However, some women seek additional surgery after a pregnancy that has left them with breasts that are deflated and sagging. Postpartum women (women who are finished with pregnancies) will no longer experience such breast changes, especially if they keep their weight under control, and are ideal candidates for a first Breast Augmentation.

  • Will I be at a greater risk for Breast Cancer with Breast Implants?
  • No. There is no medical evidence to indicate that women who have breast implants are at a greater risk than those without.

  • What is the average Life Expectancy of a breast implant?
  • Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime. Their lifespan varies among patients, and can be expected to last 15 – 25 years. Sometimes, however, a replacement is prompted earlier for various reasons, such as a desired size or style change, or a very rare implant rupture or deflation.

  • Should I be close to my ideal weight before a Breast Augmentation?
  • You should be close to your ideal weight prior to surgery. Fluctuations in your weight can result in unpredictable changes in the appearance of your breasts, which may impact unfavorably on the outcome of your breast enlargement.

  • Will I lose nipple sensation as a result of breast implants?
  • Most women experience some decrease in nipple sensation initially after surgery, but this normally resolves after a few weeks or months. In some women, however, a very rare effect is either hypersensitivity or decreased sensation that lasts for a long time, or even permanently.

  • Will my implants be visible?
  • If you are very slim and have insufficient skin (or skin elasticity) and fat in your breasts to adequately hide your implants, but you can still have beautiful results from breast implant augmentation. In such cases, an implant placement below the chest muscle is preferred, as the compression and contours of the muscle will better disguise the implant and creates a more natural look.

  • Will I be able to feel my implants?
  • No breast implant feels entirely natural. Every woman knows every part of her body and you will always be able to feel your implants. If you choose implants that are appropriate for your body, over time they will become a seamless part of you. A degree of natural rippling/wrinkling on an implants surface is relatively common and can be felt, particularly when a woman leans forwards; however, this effect is similar to the folding of natural tissue in larger breasts (without implants) and is more pronounced in saline implants.

  • Is the breast reduction surgery painful?
  • Breast reduction surgery is not that painful. The pain and discomfort is managed by the pain medication prescribed, but most patients use over the counter pain medication after the first several days. Cold compresses help with the swelling and discomfort, and sleeping in an upright position with pillows for the first week or so will help with the pain.

  • Can I breastfeed post a Breast reduction surgery?
  • Studies have compared different types of breast reduction surgery and found that there was no difference in the outcome, nor was ability to breast feed different from other women with large breasts who did not have a breast reduction surgery.

     

  • What is eyebrow ptosis?
  • This is the medical term for a drooping eyebrow. This can cause significant overhang of upper eyelid skin over the lashes and interfere with the visual function or appear unsightly. It usually occurs on both sides, but can be asymmetrical, appearing only on one side.

  • Am I too young for a Browlift?
  • There is no lower age limit for this procedure. Some patients have low brows at an early age, a feature that is often hereditary.

  • Can I have other procedures done at the same time as a brow lift?
  • You can, and often patients decide to have a blepharoplasty at the same time if they have excess upper eyelid skin as well. Doing multiple procedures on the same day does not lengthen the recovery time, and will allow the patient to accomplish many goals with one surgery.

  • Can a brow lift improve my vision?

  • Some patients with low brows and excess eyelid skin can have trouble seeing to the sides because their vision is blocked by sagging skin. In these cases, elevating the brows (along with a blepharoplasty) will improve vision by relieving this obstruction.

  • Will a brow lift give me a surprised look?
  • When done correctly, elevating the brows does not generate a surprised look. You will just look more refreshed and relaxed.

  • Can I achieve the effects of a brow lift by using Botox?
  • Botox can be used to paralyze the muscles that keep the brows low, allowing them to rise. This effect is mild, though – a surgical brow lift is much more effective at raising the brows. Also, the effects of Botox last only a few months, whereas the effects of brow lift surgery are generally permanent.

  • How much pain will I have after surgery?
  • Brow lift procedures do not lead to severe pain, but you will have mild soreness and tightness of your forehead. These symptoms are easily controlled with medications that we will prescribe for you.

  • Do patients ever need another brow lift?
  • The benefits of brow lifts will last indefinitely, and revision surgery is quite rare. Occasionally, patients will want their brows raised even higher, which can be accomplished by revision surgery.

  • Will a facelift make me look stretched?
  • No, but the ultimate result depends heavily on the skill and experience of your cosmetic surgeon.
    In the early days of facial plastic surgery, the standard technique used was to pull the skin back, trim off the excess and then close the incisions. Modern plastic surgery techniques have advanced tremendously. Today we are using sophisticated methods of lifting and tightening underlying muscle, and restoring lost volume for a more natural looking outcome.
    For the right candidate, facelift surgery is now also very commonly combined with a neck lift. One of the most common reasons for a neck lift is to tighten the loose fold of skin under the chin. This skin is called the “turkey wattle”. Addressing this restores the underlying muscle structures.

  • Why do you say the deep plane facelift is more effective than other facelifts?
  • The deep plane facelift allows a surgeon to do a more thorough job in addressing the effects of ageing on the face and neck. It lifts the whole face by repositioning deeper tissue layers. The result accentuates the cheekbones, jawline and neck.

    It is particularly good at lifting the mid face, an area that does not respond well to other types of facelift.

    The best thing about this is patient look much better, and, of course, much younger, but not glaringly so. This is very much appreciated nowadays, as people move away from obvious results toward subtle improvements that stand the test of time.

    In my view, all of these factors make the deep plane facelift far more effective than any other type of facelift available right now.

  • How can better results be possible with the deep plane facelift?
  • With the deep plane facelift, the surgeon can work with the actual problem areas, ‘lift up’ the tissue and fix it more permanently than is possible with the skin only facelift or a standard SMAS facelift.

    Skin-pulling facelifts only offer a surface solution. They do not address the actual problem, but offer a band-aid fix to facial ageing.

    The SMAS facelift technique, sometimes referred to as the ‘muscle pulling facelift’, goes below the skin to fix the problems associated with the ageing face. It produces far better results than skin-only methods. But the SMAS can only achieve a certain level of success, because some problems associated with facial ageing go deeper than the SMAS layer. And with this technique, some skin pulling is often necessary for good results.

    The deep plane facelift, without resorting to half measures, addresses the source of these problems:  the deep tissue layers of the face, below the skin and the SMAS tissue layer. During a deep plane procedure, the deeper tissues of the face are released from their underlying muscles and reattached at higher anchor points. This is how the whole face gets lifted, allowing for superior results.

  • Is the deep plane facelift a more serious surgery compared to other facelifts?
  • Yes and no.

    Yes, because the surgeon requires superior skill and expertise in handling the deeper tissue layers of the face to perform a successful deep plane facelift.

    No, because, from a patient’s point of view, it really should not be considered a ‘more serious surgery’.

    Recovery times after deep plane facelifts are relatively short, compared to the alternatives. This is because most of the surgical work is done on deeper tissue layers of the face, rather than near the surface.

  • Is it riskier or have more complications?
  • The deep plane procedure is not any more risky than other facelift techniques. In fact, it leads to fewer complications.

  • Does it hurt more than a regular facelift?
  • No. In fact, I can honestly say it hurts less than most other facelifts. Because there is little trauma to the skin with its high concentration of nerves, people undergoing the deep plane facelift usually have a relatively painless recovery.

  • Who is a good candidate for the deep plane facelift?
  • Because the deep plane procedure addresses muscle and tissue laxity at the source of trouble, facial plastic surgeons can recommend it to relatively younger people who’d like to prevent the signs of ageing from appearing in the first place.

    That said, the deep plane facelift can benefit people at any age. It is particularly attractive to some of the older crowd who want to look a bit younger, but do not want to look dramatically different. Some older patients—what you might call typical facelift candidates—also say that they’d rather not undergo another facelift. They deeply appreciate the long lasting results the deep plane technique can produce.

  • I need a revision facelift. Will the deep plane facelift work for me?
  • A deep plane facelift allows the surgeon to go to the source of the problem and fix it there. So a deep plane facelift is actually the preferred technique to be used on someone who needs a second or subsequent facelift.

  • Why does the deep plane facelift cost more than other facelifts?
  • As mentioned before, the deep plane technique requires the skill and experience only a few facial plastic surgeons possess. Naturally there is a premium price tag on such expertise, which is the primary reason a deep plane facelift costs more than a regular SMAS or skin pulling facelift.

  • How is the endoscopic mid-facelift procedure performed?
  • After anesthesia is administered, tiny incisions are placed inconspicuously within the hairline at the temple and inside of the mouth. An endoscope is inserted into the incisions to help guide the surgeon as he or she elevates the fat pads of the cheeks as well as the fat and deeper tissues. The incisions are then closed with sutures.

  • Are there scars after an endoscopic mid-facelift?
  • There is no visible scarring after an endoscopic mid-facelift as very tiny incisions are inconspicuously placed inside of the mouth and within the hairline at the temple.

  • Is an endoscopic mid-facelift a painful procedure?
  • Discomfort after an endoscopic mid-facelift is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain medication.

  • Does the eyelid lift leave scars?
  • The incisions made for the eyelid lift do result in scars though they tend to be well-concealed, if not invisible, within the crease of the upper lids, just beneath the lash line of the lower lids, in the crow’s feet area, or inside of the lower lid.

  • How soon will I be able to exercise after my eyelid lift?
  • Patients will need to wait at least two weeks after the eyelid lift before partaking in strenuous activities and exercise.

  • What’s the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Facelift?
  • While a traditional facelift targets all sections of the face and major sagging, a mini facelift is meant to target minor sagging in specific areas of the face. A facelift is ideal for those who wish to:

    • Achieve a more rested, youthful appearance
    • Eliminate wrinkles, sagging skin, “turkey neck,” or sagging cheeks or jawlines
    • And more

    A full facelift is most often performed on adult patients and is often accompanied by liposuction to remove excess fat from the face and neck while also tightening sagging skin.

    Alternatively, a mini facelift is ideal for those who wish to:

    • Be proactive about combatting the early signs of aging
    • Target only specific areas, like the brows, cheeks, jaw, neck, etc.
    • “Touch up” a previous facelift

    Recovery time for a full facelift is usually around one to two weeks, while mini facelift recovery is just a few days due to smaller incisions.

  • Are there scars after a neck lift?
  • Though the incisions made for the neck lift will result in scars, they tend to be well-concealed as they are mainly located behind the ear and sometimes beneath the chin.

  • When will I be able to return to work after undergoing a neck lift?
  • Most patients are able to return to work within seven to ten days after the neck lift, sometimes sooner for those patients not bothered by residual swelling.

  • What is the similarity and difference between Short scar lift and Mini Lift?
  • The incision for a short scar face lift is similar to that of a mini face lift. The difference in the two procedures is that, in a short scar lift, muscles and fat are elevated and secured in a more youthful position. Then surface skin can be lifted and re-draped with minimal tension. Patients see marked improvement in cheek laxity and improvement in the jowls and neck with both techniques.

  • What is a Contour Thread Lift?
  • A Contour Thread Lift is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure able to provide a fresh, rejuvenated, natural look similar to a facelift. The Contour Thread Lift uses Contour Threads, an innovative non-absorbable barbed suture product that is proven safe and effective.

  • What exactly are Contour Threads?
  • Contour Threads are non-absorbable barbed sutures comprised of a polypropylene material. Whereas conventional sutures are smooth, Contour Threads are comprised of small teeth-like barbs. These barbs grab onto the sagging tissues beneath the skin, lifting and supporting them.

  • What can be treated with a Contour Thread Lift?
  • Contour Threads may be used to lift or balance out sagging or asymmetric eyebrows, to lift sagging cheeks, to lift mid and lower face and neck soft tissue, and to smooth aging skin.

    full face or brow lift.

  • Is the Contour Thread-Lift painful?
  • The Contour Thread-Lift involves very minimal pain or discomfort. The procedure itself is typically performed using local anesthesia. After the procedure, patients generally require mild medication, for pain relief. Ice compresses are also recommended during the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

  • Will I need to take time off of work after a Contour Thread-Lift?
  • Patients typically find that they can return to work within two to three days after the procedure.

  • Can the threads be seen after the procedure?
  • Contour Threads are inserted beneath the skin. Because they are also clear, they cannot be seen even when inserted beneath thin or fair skin.

  • How safe is the procedure?
  • Contour Thread-Lifts are very safe, minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedures. The threads themselves are comprised of a polypropylene material. This material has been used in other medical products used in the body for years and has been proven safe and effective. Complications rarely occur and are typically easily corrected.

  • How much actual lifting can the Contour Thread-Lift achieve?
  • In general, patients can often achieve a 30% improvement after a Contour Thread-Lift.

  • Are the results of a Contour Thread-Lift permanent?
  • The threads themselves are non-absorbable and will not dissolve. The lift effect resulting from a Contour Thread-Lift generally lasts for three to five years. The length of results will vary from patient to patient. Additional threads may be required and can be added as needed.

  • Will facelift surgery eliminate all of my facial wrinkles?
  • Facelift can dramatically improve a patient’s facial appearance by removing excess tissue and tightening the muscles and tissues.

  • How much pain can I expect after facelift?
  • Some patients may experience mild discomfort in the neck and facial region, which usually clears up within a day. Many patients do not feel much pain following surgery; to keep patients comfortable, they are often prescribed oral medication to relieve any pain they may experience.

  • What is the recovery like after facelift?
  • After facelift surgery, the patient will be sent home or to a recovery center with light facial dressings. It is recommended to keep head elevated for two to three days to minimize bruising and swelling. Patients typically look and feel confident after two weeks.

  • Do tooth-coloured resin fillings last as long as silver fillings?
  • When the restoration is performed properly, some tooth-coloured fillings can last as long as silver fillings. The compression and bonding strength of resin materials has dramatically improved over the years, resulting in an increased life span for tooth-coloured resin fillings.

  • Should I change all my silver fillings to tooth-coloured fillings?
  • It is usually not recommended to change all silver fillings to tooth-coloured fillings because there is a process to remove silver fillings from the tooth. If there is a cavity or cracks in any silver fillings, then tooth- coloured fillings are a great option.

  • Does the placement procedure hurt?
  • The placement of porcelain veneers is typically a pain-free procedure. Dentists usually numb the tooth and the surrounding area before removing the dental enamel. In many cases, this amount of enamel is so small that patients do not even require anesthesia. Once the enamel is removed, patients may experience some sensitivity, particularly before the veneers are attached; once the porcelain is in place, this discomfort should disappear within a few days.

  • How do I know if veneers are right for me?
  • The only way to know if porcelain veneers are a viable option is through a complete evaluation and exam. A cosmetic dentist will examine a patient’s dental history, as well as his or her current dental health and the condition of the dental enamel. The dentist will also explain other cosmetic treatments, so that the patient can make a fully informed decision about his or her dental care.

  • Do veneers look natural?
  • Veneers are among the most realistic dental enhancements available. Because they are custom-made for each patient, they will match the shape and colour of the surrounding teeth. Additionally, because they are translucent, veneers interact with light just like natural dental enamel.

  • How many veneers should I get?
  • Veneers are intended to enhance the teeth that show when a patient smiles, so the number of veneers a patient needs partially depends on how wide their smile is. Some people only show six teeth when they grin, while others may display up to twelve teeth. Of course, a patient’s specific cosmetic goals will also determine how many veneers he or she should receive. For example, if someone wants to treat a single chipped tooth, he may only require one veneer. On the other hand, if another patient wants to conceal widespread tetracycline stains, she could require as many as ten or twelve veneers.

  • What should I do if a veneer breaks or comes off?
  • In the unlikely event that this happens, patients should gather any pieces and store them in safe place before calling their dentist. They should never try to glue the porcelain back in place, although, if they feel extremely self-conscious without the restoration, they can temporarily apply it with drug store adhesive. Many times, a dentist can reapply a broken or loosened veneer. In other cases, a dentist may need to replace the veneer or restore the tooth with another treatment such as a dental crown.

  • Can I get veneers if I have gum disease or dental decay?
  • Before receiving veneers, patients should have good dental and periodontal health. Although cavities or gum disease do not permanently disqualify patients from veneers, a dentist must treat these conditions before a patient undergoes any cosmetic enhancements. Veneers can be an excellent option for restoring a patient’s smile after it is compromised by decay or a similar condition.

  • How thick are dental crowns?
  • The dimensions of dental crowns depend largely on the materials used. In general, the thickness can range from 0.5 to two millimetres on the sides and at least 1.5 millimetres on the chewing surface. Metal crowns are often thinner than porcelain crowns. Dental crowns may also need to be thicker or thinner to accommodate particular tooth damage or complications from treatment.

     

  • Will I be able to tell the crown apart from my teeth?
  • If you choose a metal crown, it will be easy to tell the crown apart from your teeth. However, tooth-coloured crowns can often be made to look indistinguishable from your existing teeth, especially from a distance. The dental crown may feel slightly different than your natural tooth in your mouth, especially if it is not adequately polished or properly fitted. If your crown bothers you, speak to your dentist about how to improve its shape and texture.

  • Can I whiten my dental crown?
  • No. Dental crown materials do not respond to whitening treatments, meaning that the crown will be a different colour among the lightened natural enamel. If you want to whiten your teeth, most dentists recommend that you do so before you receive a dental crown, or that you replace the crown with a lighter material as part of your smile makeover process.

  • What are my alternatives to a dental crown?
  • In most cases, dentists recommend dental crowns to restore teeth when other options are insufficient. If you have a missing tooth, you may also be able to replace it with a dental bridge, which typically includes two dental crowns. Fillings, inlays, or onlays may repair decayed teeth if the area of damage is small enough. Cracked or chipped teeth can sometimes be restored with dental bonding instead of a crown, although these treatments can also be combined. If you are using dental crowns as a purely cosmetic treatment, you may be able to achieve a similar whitening, straightening effect with porcelain veneers or a combination of orthodontia and teethwhitening.

  • Can I get orthodontia if I have a crown?
  • Many adults are now pursuing straightening treatments later in life when they already have restorations like crowns. Fortunately, you can correct crookedness even if you have dental crowns. While possible to use, traditional braces may not attach correctly to crown materials like metal or porcelain, so many dentists and orthodontists recommend using clear plastic aligners that simply slip over the teeth if you have dental crowns. If you are considering replacing your dental crown at the time of orthodontia, most orthodontists recommend waiting until your treatment is complete. In rare cases, orthodontic treatment can disrupt the placement of your crowns.

  • Are Dental Implants better than Bridges?
  • In most cases, dental implants serve as better restorations than bridges because they are easier to maintain. However, not all patients are candidates to receive dental implants. Sometimes a patient’s oral anatomy is not sufficient for dental implant placement. A thorough dental evaluation is necessary before either option is recommended.

  • Does Glutathione have anti-aging effects as well?
  • Yes, glutathione has anti-aging effects since it helps our body eliminate toxins and wastes that may hasten our aging process.

  • At what age can the patient start having Glutathione?
  • When patient is of legal age, and is able to give full consent to the treatment.

  • Aside from pregnant women, who are contraindicated with IV glutathione?
  • Patients who are breastfeeding, and those with hypersensitivity reaction would be contraindicated with Glutathione. In addition, patients with severe liver, kidney problem, uncontrolled diabetes and thyroid problem would be contraindicated as well.

  • WHEN SHOULD A TOOTH EXTRACTION BE AN OPTION?
  • A dentist or an orthodontist may opt to pull a tooth for many reasons. The tooth may be so hopelessly damaged from tooth decay that it cannot be saved even with root canal therapy. It may be causing crowding or malocclusion (bad bite) which may prevent a new tooth from breaking through. Or, the tooth may be loose as a result of gum disease or even from an accident.

  • HOW IS A TOOTH EXTRACTION DONE?
  • In a simple tooth extraction, a dentist takes hold of the tooth with forceps and rocks it back and forth to loosen it from the bone. Removal of the overlying gum might be necessary if a tooth is not quite through the gum. After a tooth extraction, a blood clot forms where a tooth had once been. It is important not to dislodge the blood clot because it aids in healing. Disturbing the clot can result in a dry socket — a painful condition that may or may not heal by itself. Some swelling and light bleeding may occur over the next 24 hours.

  • WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF TOOTH EXTRACTION?
  • A missing tooth leaves a large enough gap for other teeth to shift. You may also have difficulty chewing and may experience a problem with malocclusion (bad bite). These difficulties can be alleviated with dental implants, fixed bridges or dentures.

  • What is the POSTOPERATIVE CARE after tooth extraction?
    • Bite firmly on the cotton wool pack provided for 10-20 minutes·
    • If bleeding reoccurs later, use a spare cotton pack or roll up a handkerchief and bite hard in the area of the extraction. Sit down quietly and wait for bleeding to stop·
    • Avoid alcohol, smoking and physical exercise for 24 hours as this may increase the chances of infection or more bleeding·
    • Avoid rinsing the area for 24 hours as this may lead to loss of the blood clot from the tooth socket (which aids healing) and increases the risk of infection·
    • 24 hours after the extraction, rinse your mouth with warm salt water up to four times a day, for a week. This again will reduce the chances of infection·
    • If you require painkillers e.g. ibuprofen, paracetamol, you may find if you take them before the aesthetic wears off, the symptoms will be less severe·
    • For some procedures it can be normal to have some degree of swelling and bruising after the extraction. Anti-inflammatory drugs can reduce these symptoms.

    Following extraction, the tooth socket will heal and change shape until it becomes smooth over a period of 3-6 months ·

  • What do braces do?
  • Dental braces correct teeth that are crowded, crooked, protruding, out of alignment or have irregular spacing. By moving the teeth into the ideal position, dental braces help to create a more attractive and healthier smile for both children and adults.

  • What are braces made of?
  • Dental brace wires are made of materials that reposition the teeth and underlying roots more readily and with less discomfort than in the past. Titanium implants may be anchored in the bone on the side of the mouth or palate to help shift teeth back and allow for more room if necessary.

  • Are there different types of braces?
  • Yes. There are invisible braces that are clear aligners (that gradually move your teeth to correct spacing and crowding issues. There also are tooth-coloured brackets and wires that are less noticeable, as well as braces that can be placed on the lingual (back side) of the teeth. In addition, some braces can be worn for shorter periods of time.

  • How long do you keep braces on for?
  • The standard treatment phase is two years. The duration of treatment varies based on age, the extensiveness of the procedure (some people require more work than others) and how closely the treatment plan is followed. Some orthodontic options, such as Six Month Smiles, provide teeth straightening of the front teeth only in approximately six months if certain criteria are met.

  • What causes crooked teeth?
  • There are several factors that may contribute to misalignment, crooked teeth, and crowded teeth, including supernumerary teeth (extra teeth; also called hyperdontia), missing teeth, tongue thrusting, thumb sucking and jaw function problems.

  • Why are braces necessary?
  • When teeth are crooked and crowded, it’s very difficult to keep them clean by brushing and flossing properly, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and possible tooth loss. An improper bite interferes with chewing and speaking, and causes abnormal wear on tooth enamel. If your teeth protrude and/or your upper and lower teeth don’t come together comfortably (called maloclussion , or a bad bite), jaw problems also may arise.

  • What’s the right age to have braces?
  • Orthodontic treatment with dental braces should usually begin between the ages of eight and 14 in order to achieve the best results. It is ideal to have an orthodontic evaluation no later than the age of seven, since this is when there is a good mix of primary (baby) and adult teeth in the mouth. Dentists are better able to spot developing teeth and jaw growth at this time in a child’s life, which enables them to anticipate problems that may arise and plan braces treatment accordingly.

  • Do braces work for adults?
  • Yes. Adults also can benefit from orthodontic treatment with dental braces to correct alignment, spacing, crowding and malocclusion problems. The process for moving teeth is basically the same at any age, but the treatment may take longer for adults because their facial bones are no longer growing, and certain corrections may not be possible utilizing braces alone. Tooth extraction or maxillofacial surgery may be required.

  • Are braces painful?
  • When dental braces are first placed and later adjusted, there may be some tightness, which typically progresses to soreness, for approximately four to six hours after the appointment. This soreness directly results from the dentist tightening the arch wires so the teeth continue to move into the correct position. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are recommended to help relieve this pain. The soreness will decrease in about three to five days.

  • Who provides braces?
  • Orthodontists are the dentists specializing in the practice of orthodontics, which involves tooth movement and facial development, and the dental professionals who most often perform braces treatments.

  • How long does Dimple Creation Surgery Take?

  • It takes about 20 minutes to perform Dimple Creation Surgery It can be done on the same day of your initial consultation, especially if you are coming in from out of town as per the schedule of your cosmetic surgeon.

  • Do I need to miss work after having Dimple Creation Surgery?
  • You might not need to miss any work at all after your dimple creation surgery is done.  The swelling usually subsides in a few days.

  • How long does it take the dimple to look natural?
  • Although it might be possible that the indentation will last longer than a few weeks it is not common. We would rather air on the side of caution and have you expect to have an indentation there for a while.

  • Can I choose where the dimple is placed?
  • Yes.  You and your doctor can discuss the best place for you to have the dimple.  You can also have just one dimple placed, or two.

  • Can I eat and drink what I want after Dimple Creation Surgery?
  • You are free to eat and drink whatever you like after the dimple creation procedure.  You may have some pain and discomfort in the cheek after dimple surgery, but it should be minimal and should not interfere with your ability to chew and eat normally.

  • Is Dimple Surgery reversible?
  • It is potentially possible to reverse the surgery with a small procedure to loosen the dimple. Initial consultations while taking a decision the first time are hence of utmost importance. Hopefully this will prevent the need of having to potentially reverse the dimple.

  • Can I decide How deep or shallow my new dimple will be?
  • Somewhat.  The Dimple surgery is adjustable to a certain extent.  There are many variables that might affect the depth, size and shape of your dimple. Some of these variables include how thick your cheeks are, how much fat is present, the shape of your face, and the balance of your facial muscles. You can choose the location of the dimple on your face.

  • Do I need to come back to have any stitches removed after dimple surgery?
  • No. Generally, self-dissolving suture in the dimple fabrication process is used

  • Does otoplasty surgery hurt?
  • During the surgery, the patient is either lightly sedated or under general anesthesia, ensuring that no pain is felt. After the surgery, patients will receive medication to minimize any side effects of the surgery, including pain and discomfort from the incisions.

  • Is it quite painful? Is there much bruising?

  • It takes about a week for most of the swelling to subside, although the ear will be sensitive to pressure for about 2 weeks. Bruising is usually minimal, although some people are more prone to it than others. There is usually some pain postoperatively, but not a great deal, and it should be able to be controlled with prescribed pain relievers by your surgeon.

  • What are the risks of otoplasty?
  • The risks of the operation are bleeding and infection. Both are exceedingly rare. With proper postoperative care, this is a very safe and satisfying operation that carries very little risk, offers beautiful results, and almost no discomfort from the operation itself.

    You should know that your ears may feel numb for 2 to 3 months after the operation. Sensation returns slowly over that time. This is the reason that there is generally no pain in the postoperative period. This also makes the operation exceptionally well tolerated in children.

  • Why should I choose fat injections over other dermal fillers?
  • Fat injections, which transfer the patient’s own tissue from an area of excess to an area in need of filling, have at least one major benefit over artificial dermal fillers: they have no chance of causing an allergic reaction. Anytime a substance from another organism is introduced into the body, which may perceive the material as a threat. Fat transfers avoid this problem, since the body will recognize the tissue at its own, even in its new location.

  • What areas of the body is fat typically harvested from?
  • One of the benefits of fat transfer is that it can address two problems at once. The fat for the injections may be taken from any spot on the body that contains a concentration of excess fatty tissue. The patient and the doctor will work together to decide which areas of the body are eligible, and which the patient would most like to see reduced.

  • Is the fat transfer procedure painful?
  • The pain from fat grafting should be minimal in almost all cases. Discomfort should be only short term and usually can be managed with oral pain medication. If you are concerned about the pain, you may discuss options for prescription medication to be taken after the fat injections.

  • Are multiple fat injections needed to achieve desired results?
  • Though it depends on the extent of change the patient desires, multiple fat transfer injections are very often recommended by the cosmetic surgeon performing the procedure. Splitting the procedure up into multiple installments allows for more tissue to be transferred with less damage to both the donor and injection sites. Your doctor can go over the pros and cons of various treatment options with you in detail.

  • Can I opt for general anesthesia if I’m nervous about local?
  • Patients can have their Labiaplasty surgery performed with general anesthesia if they prefer. Both local anesthesia and general anesthesia are equally great options. Procedure results are the same no matter what anesthesia method is chosen.

  • Is there a recommended age range within which to complete Labiaplasty?
  • There is no recommended age range. The procedure is most commonly seen performed by women between 20 and 35 years old. However, the procedure is safe for women of any age.

  • Can labiaplasty be combined with other gynecological procedures or cosmetic surgeries?
  • Labiaplasty is easily paired with vaginoplasty or other gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomy, urinary stress incontinence and endometrial ablations. They also can be performed in conjunction with plastic surgeries like breast augmentation and/or tummy tucks.

  • Can the hymen be restored?
  • Technically, yes, but it is not really a restoration. The hymen can be reconstructed, rather than restored.
    In general, surgeons rarely perform this surgical procedure on women who have previously given birth.

  • What are the risks, side effects and complications of Hymenoplasty?
  • Nausea and vomiting may be experienced, as a side effect of the sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia which is noted to be relieved as soon as its effect wears off.

    Post-operative pain after the Hymenoplasty
    Pain at/or around the surgical wound may be felt as soon as the anesthetic wears off, which is relieved by pain medications prescribed (in the first 2-3 days). Occasionally, you may experience intumesce, itches, irritation or tension around the surgical wound.
    You should take a rest to monitor the symptoms and should refrain from working because it may cause bruise and severe pain. If you have intense pain, please do not be hesitant to come to see Dr. Milan Doshi.

  • Apart from those already mentioned, for what other reasons should I consider vaginoplasty?
  • In addition to the above, Vaginoplasty has be known unburden the discomfort or pain some women may have.
    In certain instances, torn vaginal tissues can create a rubbing sensation (friction). This is particularly noted when a woman wears tight-fitting pants or undergarments. After undergoing Vaginoplasty, the pulling feeling is eliminated and your well-being is restored.

  • I suffer from a prolapsed pelvis. Is Vaginoplasty right for me?
  • Vaginoplasty has the potential of offering substantial relief to women who are afflicted by a prolapsed pelvis. This condition mainly occurs when the muscles found towards the base of the pelvis become weak and inadequate.
    The muscle weakening drives the pelvis lower and pressure is placed on the vagina. These pressure forces create varying degrees of discomfort and pain around the general vaginal area.

  • Which women are not good Vaginoplasty candidates?
  • For safety reasons, responsible cosmetic surgeons should never perform Vaginoplasty on pregnant women.

  • I just had a baby. How long should I wait before having Vaginoplasty?
  • It is recommended that new mothers wait at least 3 months after birthing a child before they consider Vaginoplasty.

  • Can Vaginoplasty be coupled with other procedures?
  • Vaginoplasty can be performed as a single procedure or in combination with other aesthetic gynecologic operations. Labiaplasty is a popular pairing option; the outer and/or inner lips of the vagina can be reduced or reconstructed at the same time you do your Vaginoplasty.

  • What expectations must one have before going in for a Vaginoplasty?
  • Vaginoplasty might be a realistic option for you if you have:

    • Realistic expectations – A good Vaginoplasty candidate can comprehend what Vaginoplasty is capable of changing as well as what its limitations are.
    • A healthy body – An optimal Vaginoplasty candidate is in good health and informs her surgeon of any pre-existing medical conditions. A patient must be physically fit and prepared for surgery.

    Time for consultation -A surgeon must help you gain the information and knowledge you need to make an educated decision about Vaginoplasty.

  • What is the first step?
    • Your first step consists of initiating a consultation with an experienced and well-trained Vaginoplasty surgeon. At that time, you should clearly state your expectations; a good surgeon will be able to tell you if Vaginoplasty can provide the results you are looking for.
    • Make sure and talk about your reasons for wanting Vaginoplasty. Your surgeon should tell you if you are a suitable candidate for this type of procedure.

    During your initial consultation, a detailed medical history should be recorded in your hospital file to ensure, once again, you are Vaginoplasty qualified.

  • Are there possible risks or complications involved?
  • As with virtually all surgical procedures, Vaginoplasty manifests potential risks and complications. Complications are quite rare and include the following:

    • Risk of infection.
    • An anesthesia/anesthetic reaction(s).
    • Bleeding and/or hematoma formation.

    A woman should know that these risks & complications occur more often among individuals who are smokers, overweight, diabetic, and/or have other underlying health problems.

  • Will there be scarring?
  • Incisions are made during the vaginal tightening process. Minimal scarring may form. Your dedicated and skilled surgeon will attempt to place the incisions in discreet locations such as inside the vagina and/or in surrounding natural skin fold creases.

    With proper care & maintenance, these scars will slowly fade and become hardly visible fine lines.

  • What is gastric sleeve surgery?
  • Gastric sleeve surgery is a form of bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. (It is also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy.)

  • What are the risks for gastric sleeve surgery?
  • Bleeding, infection, and blood clots in your legs are possible side effects that may occur shortly after the procedure. Over time, you may also experience difficulty absorbing certain nutrients, or you may develop strictures (narrowing) in your intestine. People who have bariatric surgery are also at risk for abdominal hernias.

  • What happens during gastric sleeve surgery?
  • You will have anesthesia before your surgery to help you sleep and offset pain. Your surgeon will use laparoscopy for your gastric sleeve surgery. In this procedure, your surgeon makes a few small cuts, or incisions, in your abdomen. Into one of these incisions, he or she inserts a thin, narrow tube (a laparoscope), with a video camera attached. This camera allows your surgeon to view your internal organs. The surgeon inserts additional surgical instruments into the other incisions. The laparoscope guides the use of these instruments. During the operation, your surgeon reduces the size of your stomach. With the remaining tissue, he or she creates a vertical tube, or sleeve, that can only hold a small amount of food. Unlike BPD-DS, this surgery will not affect your intestines.

  • What happens after gastric sleeve surgery?
  • After gastric sleeve surgery, you will probably spend some days in the hospital.

  • Will there be any dietary changes?
  • You may be able to eat only a pureed diet for the first few days. You will need to change your eating habits to compensate for your smaller stomach. Each meal needs to be very small, and you should take care to eat slowly, thoroughly chewing each bite. You may also find it easier to avoid hard-to-chew foods, which can cause vomiting. If you eat too many sugary or fatty foods, the contents of your stomach may rapidly empty into your small intestine, causing unpleasant symptoms like nausea and cramping. This is known as “dumping syndrome.” Work with our medical team to figure out what is best for you to eat.

  • Will I have to take any supplements?
  • People who have weight-loss surgery are susceptible to nutritional deficiencies, because they absorb fewer nutrients. Ask your healthcare provider if nutritional supplements are appropriate for you; many experts recommend a daily multivitamin, plus a calcium-vitamin D supplement. Additional nutrients, such as vitamin B12 or iron, may also be necessary.

    You’ll need to have regular blood tests every few months in the year after surgery, to make sure you don’t have anemia, high blood glucose, or low calcium levels.

  • Will I have to change my lifestyle?
  • Keep in mind that it is possible to regain weight that you lose after surgery. To avoid this, be sure to follow a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise.

    Sleeve Gastrectomy v/s Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding

    This procedure can be an excellent alternative to gastric bypass or gastric banding. Sleeve gastrectomy is a simpler operation than the gastric bypass procedure because it doesn’t involve rerouting or reconnecting the intestines.

  • Is there any foreign implant involved?
  • Also, unlike the gastric banding procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t require implanting a banding device around a portion of the stomach.

     

  • What is laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding?
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is one of the least invasive operations available for obesity. It’s done with a few tiny abdominal cuts, instead of with one large cut. The surgeon puts instruments through the cuts. One of those instruments is a laparoscope, a tool with a tiny camera. The surgeon uses these tools to place a band around the top portion of the stomach, leaving a very small pouch available for food. The small pouch means that you feel full after eating only small amounts of food. This will help you lose weight. As its name suggests, the procedure can be adjusted and even reversed.

  • What are the risks for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding?
  • Laparoscopic surgery carries fewer risk factors than open surgery because you don’t need a major cut, or incision. Although complications from surgery are less common with laparoscopic surgery, they could include blood clots, bleeding, or infection. Other LAGB complications can include band slippage, puncturing the stomach, or blocking the flow of food through the band.

  • How do I get ready for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding?
  • Your doctor will make sure that you are a good candidate for LAGB. You should also get surgical clearance from your own health care provider. It is not unusual to have an office visit, blood work to test for nutritional deficiencies and other problems, and an electrocardiogram (ECG) to make sure you have no pre-existing problems.

    If you’re a smoker, you must quit before surgery and should not start again.

  • What happens during a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding?
    • You will have general anesthesia during the surgery.
    • The surgeon will make several small cuts in your abdomen so he or she can put in the necessary surgical instruments.
    • A gastric band made of a special rubber material will be put in place around your stomach and then tightened so that the upper part of the stomach forms a small pouch.
    • The surgeon will leave a small port under the skin of your stomach. If the size of the pouch needs to be increased or decreased, a doctor can insert a needle into the port and inflate or deflate the band, which works like a balloon, and compresses the channel in the stomach around which the band has been placed.
    • LAGB usually takes 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Why should Gastric Balloon be preferred over other Types of Surgery?
  • Less Weight Loss, Safer, Temporary, Lower Cost

    Compared with the more invasive procedures, like Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass and Lap Band, the following is generally true of the Gastric Balloon procedure:

    • Lower BMI range for approval (30 to 40 vs the usual 35+)
    • less short-term weight loss (after 6 months)
    • Less dramatic health improvement
    • Temporary solution (no longer than 6 months); other procedures may be permanent
    • Among the lowest complication and mortality rates
    • Procedure done through mouth instead of laparoscopic surgery
    • Quicker recovery
    • One of 3 reversible weight loss procedures
    • Fewer diet restrictions
    • Less severe side effects
    • Lower cost
  • Gastric Imbrication Surgery Vs. Other Procedures
  • Gastric Imbrication surgery is most similar to gastric sleeve surgery in that both reduce the size of the stomach into a banana shape that connects the esophagus with the small intestines. While gastric sleeve surgery accomplishes this by removing part of the stomach and stapling the remaining part closed, Gastric Imbrication does so by folding the stomach in on itself and holding the folds in place with sutures (stitches).

    At a high level, gastric Imbrication surgery appears to carry the benefits of the more established procedures:

    • Substantial weight loss like gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery
    • Potentially reversible like gastric banding (lap band)
  • How does hair transplantation work?
  • Hair transplantation is really about relocating (transplanting) the bald resistant hair follicles from the back of the head to the balding areas on the top of the head.

    This process works for a lifetime because the hair follicles taken from the back of the head are genetically resistant to baldness, regardless of where they are relocated to.

  • Will my hair transplant results look completely natural?
  • Hair transplantation, when done right, can be so natural that even your hair stylist will not know that you’ve had it done.

    But the skill and techniques of hair transplant surgeons does vary widely, as do their results. It’s important to choose the right procedure and clinic to assure that you will get completely natural results.

  • How long does a hair transplant procedure take?
  • A typical session of between 1,500 to 3,000 grafts normally involves a full day of surgery on an out-patient basis. Most patients will arrive in the morning and will have their procedure completed by late afternoon.

  • Does the hair transplant procedure hurt?
  • Patients are given local anesthesia in the donor and recipient areas. Most patients find that once the anesthesia is given that they feel no pain or discomfort during the surgery. Following surgery patients will typically feel some amount of soreness and numbness, with some mild discomfort. Most patients are pleasantly surprised by how minimal the discomfort from the surgical procedure is.

  • How many grafts/hairs will I need?
  • The amount of grafts you will need ultimately depends on your degree of hair loss, now and in the future, and on how full you desire your hair to be.

  • What is the recovery/healing time?
  • With today’s very refined micro hair transplantation procedure the incisions are very small and less invasive than past procedures. This results in more rapid healing. Most patients feel fine within a day or two following surgery, although some numbness and mild soreness can be expected for several days following surgery.

  • Will people know I had a hair transplant?
  • Immediately following the surgery a patient’s recipient area is typically pink with scabs forming around the micro incisions. These hundreds of tiny incisions will heal rapidly within a week to ten days.

    During the first few days after the surgery a person’s hair transplants will be noticeable if there is no previous hair to mask these temporary scabs. However, most patients feel comfortable being in public without wearing a hat within 5 to 7 days following surgery.

    Once the transplanted hair grows out the results should look entirely natural, even under close examination.

  • When will my newly transplanted hair start to grow?
  • Normally it takes between three to five months following surgery before the transplanted hair follicles begin to grow new hair. The transplanted hair grows in very thin initially and gradually grows thicker and fuller over time. After one year a patient’s transplanted hair will be fully mature and will continue to grow for a life time.

  • Are the results permanent?
  • Since the hair follicles that are transplanted to the balding areas are genetically resistant to going bald, they will continue to grow for a life time – just as if they had been left in the bald resistant donor area.

  • When should you expect results from the pathologist regarding tissue taken out, during the procedure?
    • The tissue removed is processed in the laboratory under a pathologist’s supervision
    • Slide(s) are prepared once the tissue is processed and is examined by a pathologist and a pathology report issued
    • Depending on the complexity of the case, issue of the report may take anywhere between 72 hours to a week’s time
  • Can this procedure help eliminate cellulite?
  • Liposuction can reduce the appearance of cellulite significantly, but it does not eliminate it.

  • Will I be able to breastfeed again after surgery?
  • It is hard to tell. Some women cannot breastfeed even before undergoing this procedure. Others may be affected by the length and time of the procedure. Most doctors avoid damaging the areola and the nerves connected to it. If the surgery gets done correctly, the patient may not lose her ability to breastfeed.

  • What can I expect in my initial consultation?
  • Your plastic surgeon will ask about your general medical history and examine your areas of concern. This is the opportunity for you to discuss what bothers you. Together, you will devise a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and is surgically feasible.

  • Is the Mommy Makeover done all at one time?
  • It can be done in one or two stages, depending on how many areas need to be addressed.

  • What are the different options for a Mommy Makeover?
  • It is some combination of the following: breast lift, with or without augmentation; breast reduction; abdominoplasty(also known as a tummy tuck); mini-abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck); and liposuction.

  • Can I have more kids after my Mommy Makeover?
  • If more children are planned in the near future, it is better to wait, especially on the abdominoplasty. Additional pregnancies are possible following abdominoplasty. However, the final result may not be as good if the tissues are stretched again with another pregnancy.

  • Will a caesarean section or hysterectomy affect Mommy Makeover results?
  • No, the incision for the abdominoplasty is at the same level on the lower abdomen. Some women have bothersome extra skin that hangs over their caesarean section or hysterectomy incision. An abdominoplasty can remove this scar and skin in order to smooth the contour.

  • When is the best time to have a Mommy Makeover?
  • When childbearing is complete and a stable weight has been achieved. Significant weight gain or loss after surgery may diminish the final result.

  • I have a hernia. Can an abdominoplasty be done at the same time as the hernia repair?
  • Hernias at the belly button are very common in women who have had multiple pregnancies or twin/triplet pregnancies. These hernias can be addressed by a general surgeon during the same operation. This combined procedure allows the patient to have a single recovery. Our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division and General Surgery Division work closely to assist patients with this.

  • What are the risks of Mommy Makeover surgery?
  • The risks are similar to most major operations. They include wound healing, bleeding, infection, and seroma (fluid collection) formation.

  • What will prepare me for surgery?
  • The best way to prepare for an operation is to understand why you are having the operation, what exactly will be performed, and what your results are likely to be. If there are medical issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes, these should be well controlled prior to surgery.

  • Where are the incisions?
  • The incisions will depend upon the procedures chosen and the techniques utilized by your surgeon. In general, for a breast lift, there is a circular incision around the areola which is carried straight down toward the fold under the breast. It is sometimes called a “lollipop” scar, as this is the shape. Placement of an implant (augmentation) can be done through this same incision if needed. For the abdominoplasty, there is a linear incision from hip bone to hip bone which can be hidden under the bikini line. Depending on the type of abdominoplasty, there may or may not be a circular scar around the belly button, as well.

  • Will I have scars?
  • Yes, it is not possible to perform these operations without making incisions and leaving scars. Once the incisions are fully healed, your plastic surgeon will instruct you as to how to minimize the scars and help them fade over time. With careful operative technique and attention to scar management post-operatively, it is our goal to have the finest, smallest scar as possible.

  • What can I expect after surgery?
  • Depending on the types of surgeries chosen and whether the breast, abdomen, or both are addressed, recovery times will vary. You may go home the same day. Alternatively, your plastic surgeon may recommend an overnight stay if extensive surgery was performed, or if you have other medical issues. Recovery can range from one to four weeks in most cases.

  • When can I resume normal activities after Mommy Makeover?
  • It is helpful to have friends and family available to assist you in caring for children for the first week after surgery. Recovery can range from one to four weeks in most cases.

  • How long do I need off from a desk job after a Mommy Makeover?
  • Two to four weeks is the average. Some women feel better sooner and choose to return to work one week after surgery. Patients are asked to refrain from heavy lifting for one month.

  • Will I be able to breathe well after Rhinoplasty?
  • Many people have heard horror stories of family or friend’s nasal surgery and the strip gauze packing that had to be removed afterward. Even with this in place, your nose will not be totally blocked and you will still be able to get some airflow through your nose. The splints are removed 1 week after surgery.

  • What kind of dressing will be on my nose right after surgery?
  • The outside of your nose will be taped with paper tape followed by a plastic cast. This cast, which is molded to your nose at the end of your surgery, acts as a “helmet” during your first week of surgery, helping to maintain your nasal bones in their new position. If controlled bone fractures are not done during your surgery you may only need a tape dressing to help with reducing your external nasal skin swelling.
    You will also have a gauze “moustache” dressing under your nose for the first few days after surgery. This acts to catch any bloody nasal drainage that you may have after your nasal surgery. You can change the gauze dressing periodically as needed during your initial recovery period.

    I’m ready to have rhinoplasty but am nervous about having anesthesia. What type of anesthesia is used during rhinoplasty?
    There are a few options when it comes to the anesthesia used during rhinoplasty. Minor touch up procedures may be able to be done with just local numbing medicine. Otherwise, the majority of rhinoplasty surgery is done using either deep IV sedation or general anesthesia. When choosing the type of anesthetic to use things to consider are safety, comfort, and costs. General anesthesia provides the safest and most controlled situation for patients by ensuring that they are comfortably asleep for the entire operation while at the same time protecting their airway.

  • Will I look very different after surgery? Will people notice?
  • Patients often express concern that they will look drastically different after surgery. In actuality, we find that when patients do head back to work and their daily activities their friends and acquaintances will ask “You look great. Did you get a new hairstyle?” or “Did you go on vacation? You look so refreshed!”

  • When can I work-out after my plastic surgery procedure?
  • Aerobic activities should be avoided for at least three weeks following surgery. Any activity that leads to an elevation in your blood pressure will increase the amount of time it takes for postoperative swelling to resolve. This also increases your chances of excess scar formation under the nasal skin. You will also likely notice an increased aching or throbbing to your nose as well. After about 3 weeks of recovery you can start to ease back into exercising. It is recommended that you start off slowly at first and then build up. Your body will let you know if you’re over-doing it.

  • Can I wear my glasses after surgery?
  • There are no limits to wearing glasses on top of your cast during your first week of recovery. Once the cast is removed you should avoid wearing glasses (including sunglasses) directly on your nose for a total of 6 weeks after surgery. This is to avoid having the weight of your glasses shift your healing nasal bones. If controlled bone fractures aren’t performed during your surgery, you can wear glasses at any time.

  • Will my breathing worsen after rhinoplasty?
  • With either cosmetic or Functional Rhinoplasty your breathing should not worsen once the nose heals. Using a structure-based rhinoplasty surgical approach techniques are performed during surgery that can help maintain or improve your breathing.

  • Is rhinoplasty surgery painful?
  • Some discomfort can be expected after any surgery. All patients are provided with prescriptions for narcotic pain medication. Patients sometimes use the prescription medication two to three days after their rhinoplasty surgery and then switch to normal pain-killers as prescribed. Numbness or discomfort behind the two front teeth is common and temporary.

  • When can I return to work after rhinoplasty?
  • Most patients take one week off work after rhinoplasty but occasionally other patients prefer up to two weeks. The external cast on the nose is removed one week after surgery. Any external sutures are also trimmed at that time. Once the cast is removed any residual bruising and swelling can be camouflaged with make-up. Patients who are more concerned with privacy prefer two weeks off work after their rhinoplasty surgery.

  • What could be the possible downsides to using the Open Rhinoplasty approach?
  • The process of lifting the nasal skin up during open rhinoplasty does tend to lead to more skin swelling compared with using a Closed approach. It is also normal to have temporary skin tip numbness that gradually resolves after 2-3 months. Doctors normally find that the long term benefits of using the open approach (when appropriate) outweigh the short term tradeoffs of these temporary side effects.

  • Will the scar be visible?
  • It’s understandable that you may be concerned about having a scar placed on your nose. In actuality, when properly performed, the Open Rhinoplasty incision heals exceptionally well and really becomes nearly imperceptible. Normally, two-layers of sutures are used to precisely close the incision line during surgery. The deep, hidden layer dissolves on its own after a few months. Multiple, very fine sutures used on the outside skin closure, are trimmed one week after surgery.

  • I’m ready to have rhinoplasty but am nervous about having anesthesia. What type of anesthesia is used during rhinoplasty?
  • There are a few options when it comes to the anesthesia used during rhinoplasty. Minor touch up procedures may be able to be done with just local numbing medicine. Otherwise, the majority of rhinoplasty surgery is done using either deep IV sedation or general anesthesia. When choosing the type of anesthetic to use things to consider are safety, comfort, and costs. General anesthesia provides the safest and most controlled situation for patients by ensuring that they are comfortably asleep for the entire operation while at the same time protecting their airway. Anesthesia fees are the same no matter the type of anesthetic used and the greater level of control with general anesthesia allows for reduced swings in blood pressure and concomitant bleeding, bruising and swelling.

  • Why is the open rhinoplasty incision a zig zag?
  • The main reason to create a more complex-shaped incision is to camouflage the incision. An irregular incision line is much less conspicuous than a straight line.

  • What areas can be treated with Dermaroller?
  • Dermaroller works great to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and décolletage. Because of its regenerative powers Dermaroller is also a great treatment to fade out acne scarring.

  • What is the relation between Dermaroller and Collagen?
  • Collagen is a protein, it works with other proteins, hormones, and natural substances to hold skin together while still giving it a certain bit of elasticity. That way it has the ability to expand or contract, sort of like a balloon.

     

    The aging process naturally causes production of all of those substances to slow down, making the elasticity go out of your skin a bit. That’s what leads to the development of annoying wrinkles and sags. That’s when therapies and treatments like Dermaroller become necessary because it helps our body to generate more collagen naturally.

     

  • How does Dermaroller work to reduce Acne Scars?
  • In the case of acne scarring, one thing that can cause the scars is uneven collagen distribution. It’s possible to still have plenty of it, but not have it going to the right places. That can cause a build-up of scar tissue. If you have less collagen than you should in a certain spot, it can cause depressions in the skin’s surface, or indented scars. Dermaroller doesn’t just encourage more collagen production, but also helps the collagen to be distributed evenly.

  • Who is not a good candidate for microdermabrasion?
  • Microdermabrasion is not recommended for people who have deep scars, active keloids, undiagnosed lesions, a recent herpes outbreak, warts on the face, active acne (stages 3 and 4), an auto-immune system disorder, or unstable diabetes. Pregnant women should not undergo microdermabrasion. Individuals with deep scars, facial creases, or other moderate-to-severe skin defects should consider a stronger treatment such as a chemical peel, dermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing.

  • Are Dermal Fillers painful?
  • Dermal Filler treatments are generally not painful, although the amount of discomfort may vary depending on the area. Treatments around the lip and nose area are known for being slightly more painful than in other areas.

    There is normally no downtime with dermal fillers: most people are able to return to work or to their regular activities immediately after they have received the treatment.

  • Are Dermal Fillers safe? Are there risks or side effects?
  • Dermal Filler treatments are generally a very safe procedure when performed by accredited specialists.

    Allergic reactions are very rare and normally restricted to the part of the body being treated.

    Some temporary side effects are expected to disappear within 2-3 days after receiving the treatment.

  • Which areas can be treated by Dermal Fillers?
  • Dermal Fillers can be applied to different areas to achieve multiple results. They are commonly used to increase the volume and size of lips: this treatment option is often used by women to reverse or delay the unwanted signs of ageing.

  • Do I need downtime after the treatment?
  • There is no down time required following lip plumping injections but as you might experience some mild redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, or itching after the treatment you may want to bear this in mind before a big event. These effects are completely normal and should clear up in less a fortnight.

  • Is it painful?
  • Fractional Laser is a resurfacing treatment that involves minimal downtime that can get slightly uncomfortable depending on the intensity of the treatment. Your highly experienced practitioner however will apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to the treatment to ensure you are feeling comfortable at all times.

  • Does laser hair removal damage the skin?
  • No, the laser hair removal system we use causes no damage to your skin.

  • Is there any downtime?
  • There is no downtime associated with this treatment, so you can return to work straight after your laser hair removal procedure. You may notice some redness in the treatment area, but this will soon subside.

  • What Is a Wart?
  • One of the most common infections in the world is caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), commonly known as wart virus. It is a microscopic virus particle that infects the skin.

    The warts appear as a single bump or in clusters some having a cauliflower structure. There are many strains or types of the HPV (wart) virus. Some warts grow on the body such as a Flat Wart. Others grow on the hands; the Plantar Wart (or planter wart) grows under the feet. The warts virus is also found in the genital area including in and around the anus, vagina, and on the penis.

  • What does collagen do? How does HIFU stimulate the creation of collagen?
  • Collagen is a natural protein that gives skin its youthfulness by keeping it firmed, toned and elastic. As we age, collagen loses its elasticity and its ability to stand up to the effects of gravity that pull the skin downward. HIFU jump starts a repair process that produces fresh, new collagen.

  • Is HIFU surgery?
  • No. Unlike a face lift, HIFU is a non-invasive procedure that addresses the skin and support layers below it, but doesn’t entail cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin.

  • Can HIFU replace a face lift?
  • HIFU is an “uplift” not a “face lift.” It is a viable option for those not ready for a face lift or those looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.

  • How is HIFU different from lasers?
  • Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). HIFU addresses the deep skin layer and the foundational layer addressed in cosmetic surgery that lift and lend support to the skin. Therefore, the two technologies are quite complementary!

  • Is HIFU safe?
  • The procedure has been cleared after demonstrating safety in clinical studies, and tens of thousands of treatments have been performed safely worldwide. In addition, ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with use in the field of medicine for more than 50 years.

  • WHY DO I HAVE TO WORKOUT AFTER I-LIPO TREATMENTS?
  • Once the fat cells are broken down after I-lipo treatments, the contents of the fat cells need a way to exit the body. If they do not exit the body within a few hours, they get reabsorbed by other fat cells. A brief workout immediately after an I-lipo treatment ensures that the fat is excreted via the lymphatic system.

  • DO I HAVE TO WORKOUT AFTER I-LIPO TREATMENTS?
  • Working out after I-lipo treamtents gives the body a way to metabolize and excrete the fat that is broken down. If you don’t do a workout after your I-lipo session, you run the risk of the released fat being absorbed by other cells since your lymphatic system is not actively draining it.

  • ARE I-LIPO TREATMENT COMFORTABLE?
  • Most people feel very little during their I-lipo treatment and find it comfortable and relaxing. The typical sensation felt is slight warmth where the treatment pads are in contact with your skin.

  • IS I-LIPO SAFE?
  • Yes. Independent clinical studies have shown I-Lipo to be completely safe with no side effects. The I-lipo laser simply triggers a natural reaction of fat cell release. The process does not cause any damage and cells remain intact, just smaller, giving immediate results. The i-lipo Ultra is FDA cleared.

  • HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME FROM I-LIPO?
  • There is no recovery period and no down time after I-lipo sessions.

  • WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH I-LIPO?
  • The abdomen, saddle bags, thighs, upper back area, neck, arms, and calves can all be safely treated with I-lipo.

  • CAN I TREAT MORE THAN ONE AREA AT A TIME WITH I-LIPO?
  • It is not recommended to treat more than one area at a time with I-lipo due to the difficulty to excrete the fat from multiple areas and overall treatment being less effective. We recommend completing one area before starting on another I-lipo treatment location for optimal results.

  • HOW MUCH DOES I-LIPO COST?
  • I-lipo cost is dependent on the area that is being treated. A free consultation can be scheduled with a doctor to discuss which areas should be treated and pricing for treatments at that time. I-Lipo treatments are sold individually or in packages.

  • WHAT ARE I-LIPO PACKAGES?
  • Each area requires 8 I-lipo treatments. Each I-lipo session lasts approximately 1 hour from start to finish. Typically 2-3 I-lipo treatments are done in 1 week resulting in roughly a 3-4 week commitment.

  • How does Laser Lipo Compare to Natural Weight Loss?
  • The science behind it lies in its ability to stimulate the release of Triglycerides from the targeted fat cells. The process of releasing water, free fatty acids, and glycerol, from the adipose cells, is not only natural, it is essential for the human body to function.

    The human body is an energy machine; it intakes fuel (caloric intake), it converts the fuel into an energy source and stores it (as triglycerides in fat cells), and then releases it when the need arises (fat cells release stored triglycerides). The challenge in this incredible process is that sometimes the body stores more energy than it needs in its fat cells, resulting in an increase in an individual’s physical size. Thus, it is by targeting this excess energy storage, and by further stimulating the body to undergo its natural process of releasing it, the iLipo achieves its impressive results.

     

  • Where does the fat go?
  • Laser Lipo treatments result in the liquefaction of fats. The liquefied fat is then drained away by the lymphatic system which is responsible for removing wastes from the body. From here, they’re delivered to the skeletal muscles where – through exercise – they’re burned to CO2 and ultimately eliminated from the body as we breathe out.

  • What happens to the Glycerol that is released with the fat?
  • Glycerol is sent to the liver for gluconeogensis, a fancy word for ‘sugar making’.

  • Which areas of the body can be treated?
  • Virtually anywhere there is excess fat such as

    • Arms
    • Legs
    • Bottoms
    • Thighs
    • Tummy
    • Hips
    • Waist
    • Back
    • Double chin(s)

    Male breasts (but not female)

  • Is this an inch loss or a weight loss treatment?
  • This is primarily an inch loss program and you will lose 400 gms to 1000 gms per sitting along with diet and walking program.

  • Will I get sagging skin after treatment?
  • The machine has automatic inbuilt mechanism to tighten the skin during the course of treatment and if need be special radio frequency and magnetic pulse skin tightening can be done to tighten the skin and do body sculpting.

  • Is this a Surgical Treatment?
  • This is the latest international non-surgical treatment which has been successfully used worldwide for the past few years with amazing results.

  • Will this treatment cause any side effects?
  • This is an absolutely safe procedure as it is a non-surgical treatment. It does not require any kind of anesthesia. There are no cuts or incisions or stitches made on the body. It is pain free procedure. It does not cause any kind of burns or scars on the skin. It is a lunch time procedure and you can go back to work immediately after treatment.

  • How is the treatment done?
  • It is done with a special ultrasound transducer which breaks down fat cells in the subcutaneous tissue without affecting any of the organs and there is simultaneous tightening of the loose skin while the procedure is being done, hereby giving dual benefits in the same time and same cost.

  • Is Thermage treatment painful?
  • With each thermal pulse, you will feel a cooling and heating sensation. While this doesn’t usually cause our patients pain, there may be some slight discomfort which can be alleviated through the use of oral pain medication.

  • How Laser Cellulite Treatment works?
  • Cellulaze laser treatments are effective because they use a powerful laser to target all of the major causes of cellulite. Laser cellulite removal not only destroys pockets of stubborn fat, but also relaxes the pull of fibrous bands on the skin’s surface. The laser energy also helps stimulate new collagen production to tighten the surrounding skin. By reducing fat and improving the skin’s texture and thickness, Cellulaze treatments help reduce the appearance of cellulite better than any other treatment.

  • What happens if I miss an appointment?
  • It is not recommended that you miss an appointment. Prior to starting the Zerona treatment, it is important that you are committed to the recommended lifestyle protocol which includes at least 6 treatments, every other day for 40 minutes and not to exceed 72 hours between treatments. If more than 72 hours intervenes, some of the fat may be uptaken by the fat cells again.

  • How is it different than liposuction?
  • Liposuction is an invasive procedure that removes the entire area of fat cells from deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction can be accomplished either with the use of general anesthesia, or with IV sedation, or totally by local anesthesia. In contrast, the Zerona treatment is a 100% non-invasive that uses a low level laser applied externally to stimulate the fat cell and emulsify and release fat. There is no use of anesthesia, nor any pain, gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and no downtime.

  • How is it different from other “non-invasive” body slimming techniques?
  • The Zerona laser is the only completely safe and effective non-invasive treatment for body slimming on the market today. There is no possibility of injury. No technician will be pushing on you or using any device against your body. You simply lay beneath the Zerona lights.

  • What areas of the body can I use Zerona on?
  • The Zerona treatment was proven effective in a double-blind clinical trial on the waist, hips and thighs where localized fat deposits exist that are resistant to diet and exercise.

  • Is it safe?
  • Yes, there is no risk involved in using the Zerona low-level laser therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to invasive procedures such as tumescent liposuction and other non-invasive devices,which rely on heating the tissue and can cause discomfort. None of these have the proven data showing how fat cell size is reduced like the Zerona. The Zerona treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

  • Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?
  • Yes, with two exceptions. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, Zerona should not be used. Additionally, if you have a pacemaker, this treatment may not be for you. There are no known detrimental risks but potential unknown risks may exist. Zerona may not be as effective on clients with diabetes or thyroid disorders where the metabolic system is potentially impaired.

  • How long has the Zerona laser been used?
  • The Zerona has been used in studies since 2008 and has been used by providers in practice since early 2009. The same Erchonia Low Level Laser technology has been used to safely assist with tumescent liposuction since 2001 as it is proven to cause fat to be released from fat cells immediately prior to liposuction surgery. From this important experience, the Zerona technique was developed for effective, totally non-invasive body slimming.

  • Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
  • Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. You can start an additional series of Zerona treatments immediately following your last treatment.

  • How soon after pregnancy can I do it?
  • It is recommended that you wait until after your last postpartum visit with your doctor (usually 6 weeks after birth) to begin your Zerona treatment. It is not recommended if you are breast feeding.

  • How many treatments are necessary?
  • Typically, only one treatment is required. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 3 to 6 months. A compression garment may be worn for a short period after treatment, depending on the body area treated.

  • How long does the procedure take?
  • On average, the laser Lipo procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.

  • Is there Pain or Discomfort after Liposuction Surgery?
  • During the two days immediately after liposuction, the amount of pain experienced depends on the type of anesthesia used for liposuction. Soreness is usually the most intense 2 to 4 days after liposuction and then decreases steadily. The tenderness and soreness typically is quite bothersome for up to 4 weeks, but gradually subsides over the following next 4 to 8 weeks.

  • How does Liposuction Affect the Appearance of the Skin? Does Liposuction Produce Visible Scars?
  • The appearance of skin after liposuction depends on the skin’s elasticity. Skin with good elasticity should look smooth and natural after liposuction. Scars are not a common problem with modern liposuction which uses very small cannulas (microcannulas) and thus only very small incision are required.

  • Is Liposuction a Reasonable Treatment for Obesity?
  • Liposuction is not a good treatment of obesity. Liposuction is not effective, even as a last resort, for people who are unable to lose weight by dieting and exercise.

  • Is it Normal to be Anxious Before having Liposuction Surgery?
  • Yes. Almost everyone has some degree of anxiety before having a surgical procedure, including liposuction. Some people have more anxiety than others.

  • How does Abdominal Liposuction Differ from a “Tummy Tuck”?
  • A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. In many patients (but not all) liposuction of the abdomen can often provide equivalent or better results than a tummy tuck. Because liposuction is safer and causes less scarring compared to tummy tucks, abdominal liposuction is now far more common than are tummy tucks.

  • How soon can I return to work?
  • This varies from patient to patient. If you have a job that requires physical exertion, you may have to wait from 2-4 weeks to return to work after surgery. Your doctor will discuss this with you during your consultation.

  • Can I have Tummy Tuck between pregnancies?
  • We feel that you should wait to have the tummy tuck until after you are finished having children, as this will help to both maximize and prolong the results achieved with the procedure.

     

  • Are there any complications associated with Tummy Tuck surgery?
  • If you maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise, the results you obtain with your abdominoplasty should remain.

  • Are there any long term medical benefits of Tummy Tuck?
    1.  Long-term weight loss: A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal has suggested that massive weight loss patients who had tummy tuck were more successful in keeping a healthy weight compared with their colleagues who did not undergo the procedure.

    The researchers have concluded that abdominal fat could play a role in satiety, and that by removing some of it through tummy tuck might contribute to long-term weight loss. In fact, three-fourths of patients who had the procedure reported an increased feeling of satiety.

    Separate studies have also concluded that the new figure is the main motivator for patients to maintain a healthier, more stable weight afterwards.

    1.  Correction of ventral hernia: This condition happens when an abdominal tissue or intestine breaks through the abdominal wall, forming a “sack.” Oftentimes, it is triggered by massive weight loss and C-sections.

    Surgical correction of ventral hernia and tummy tuck share the same technique—i.e., strengthening the abdominal wall and suturing in place the loose muscles—although the latter provides cosmetic benefits as well.

    1.  Improved posture.: Abdominal muscle weakness is known to cause lordosis, or swayback, in which the lower back has an excessive curvature. Over time, this condition leads to posture problem and back pain.

    Because tummy tuck surgery can also be used to improve one’s abdominal tone, patients with lordosis have reported better posture and relief from back pain after the operation.

    1.  Improved bladder control: After vaginal birth, some women develop a condition called stress urinary incontinence, which can be triggered by laughing, sneezing, heavy lifting, and coughing.

    Proponents suggest that incontinence can be treated, or at least reduced, by creating a soft tissue near the pelvic region at the time of tummy tuck surgery. The ideais to construct a small “obstruction” to the bladder.

  • What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?
  • Tummy tucks are popular surgical procedures, particularly after significant weight loss or pregnancy. But not all patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their abdomens fall into those categories. Patients with excessive fatty tissue and sagging skin below the belly button are also candidates for a less invasive version of the tummy tuck, known as a mini tummy tuck.

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR TUMMY TUCK AND A MINI TUMMY TUCK?
  • The principals of Tummy Tuck and Mini Tummy Tuck are the same. An incision is made just above the pubic area, excess fat is removed, muscles are tightened, then excess skin is removed. However, because less skin is to be removed and muscles require less tightening, a much smaller incision is required to perform this procedure (typically only about 10 -15 cm).

    Because less skin is to be removed, it is not necessary to detach and re-attach the belly button, which often is the case with a standard tummy tuck. This is where the term “scarless tummy tuck” came about. It is important to know that you will still have a scar from a mini tummy tuck; however, you will have no visible scars. The incision is carefully made just above the public zone, low enough to be able to hide the scar with underwear or a swimsuit.

    MINI TUMMY TUCK RECOVERY

    Recovery from a mini tummy tuck is similar to that of a standard tummy tuck, but is often-time a bit shorter because the mini tummy tuck technique is less invasive. After surgery, it is recommended to take at least one week off of work. You will be required to wear a compression garment for 2-3 weeks and may require a small drain to rid of excess fluid for about a week. It is important to refrain from strenuous activities for at least 6 weeks.

    Tummy tuck scars will fade over 6 months to a year after your surgery.

    Differences between a Mini Tummy Tuck and a Tummy Tuck

    There are many differences between a mini tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck. The main difference is that with a mini tummy tuck the area at and above the navel is not treated, so there is no scar or repositioning of the navel. Other differences include:

  • Are there any risks involved in a Body Lift procedure?
  • Lower Body Lift is a surgical procedure, and all surgical procedures carry some risks. Complications may include bleeding, infection, and fluid collections, which may lead to the opening of your wounds. Although unlikely, an injury to deep tissue layers can also occur, which may require additional surgery to ensure ideal results. More severe complications, such as Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, are extremely rare.

  • How is body Lift different from Liposuction?
  • Liposuction removes fat; it does not tighten the skin or improve cellulite. A Lower Body Lift both tightens the skin and improves cellulite. For people who have excess fat deposits in addition to loose skin, Liposuction may be carried out during the Lower Body Lift surgery.

  • Will there be any scars?
  • Dr. Doshi is an expert at creating minimal scars during a Body Lift procedure. Regardless of the amount of excess skin to be removed, Dr. Doshi also always aims to place the incisions where they will be least visible.

  • How soon can I resume my work-out?
  • All patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least 6 weeks after surgery. It is recommended that patients recommence exercise slowly. A Lower Body Lift affects large areas of the body and it is important to allow these areas to heal properly.

  • How long will it take to recover from a Body Lift?
  • The body lift is a fairly invasive procedure, so it will take about 2-3 weeks for you to return to light work and activity. If your job requires more physical activity, you should wait about 4-6 weeks before returning in order to avoid any unnecessary complications or discomfort.

    Your body will experience some bruising and swelling initially after surgery. As your body heals, your shape will continue to improve and your scars will slowly begin to fade. Within a couple months, your body will look completely new, with the excess skin nowhere in sight and a smooth, beautiful figure in its place.

  • WILL IT HURT?
  • During the procedure, our anesthesia staff will assure that you’re comfortable and feel no pain. In every instance, you’ll be asleep throughout the entire procedure. After surgery, any pain or discomfort you may experience will be controlled through medication and will usually subside within a matter of days.

  • HOW SOON CAN I GET BACK TO WORK?
  • It depends greatly on the specific procedure, and the individual. Some patients tolerate surgical procedures better than others. But, on average most patients are back to work within a week, or ten days. Your surgeon will advise you of the time you’ll need and can give you guidance in the amount of time you’ll be away from your workplace.

  • WILL THERE BE SCARS?
  • Yes, but they probably won’t be noticeable. Your surgeon will make every effort to keep incisions as minimal as possible and try to hide them in the natural lines and creases of your skin. The scars will fade over time and become barely noticeable.

  • WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS?
  • As with any operation there are certain risks. The most common risks include bleeding, infection and scarring. Although these events are usually infrequent, they sometimes can occur. These will be discussed with you during the consultation for your procedure. Other complications can include, capsular contracture, or loss of some sensation in the region. Capsular contracture is a condition that can occur when fibrosis of connective tissue forms around the capsule (the implant body), causing hardness, definitive implant edges that can be seen or restrict movement. Capsular contracture occurs infrequently, but in severe cases, where the capsule fiber can’t be broken externally, can result in the removal, and/or replacement of the implant.

  • Nipple Reconstruction After Breast Cancer
  • Women who have undergone a mastectomy can also benefit from nipple reconstruction following a Reconstructive Breast procedure. While reconstructive flap or tissue expansion procedures can give a woman back her feminine figure with a newly reconstructed breast – nipple reconstruction can help add the finishing touch for a more natural appearance.

    There are several different methods that we can use to recreate a nipple and areola for your breast. Grafting is one of the more common procedures, which takes donor skin and tissue to rebuild the nipple.

    Nipple reconstruction will typically be performed once your breasts have healed from your previous surgery. Not all women choose to undergo this procedure, but those who desire a more natural look will benefit from the surgery.

  • Can I opt for general anesthesia if I’m nervous about local?
  • Patients can have their Labiaplasty surgery performed with general anesthesia if they prefer. Both local anesthesia and general anesthesia are equally great options. Procedure results are the same no matter what anesthesia method is chosen.

  • Is there a recommended age range within which to complete Labiaplasty?
  • There is no recommended age range. The procedure is most commonly seen performed by women between 20 and 35 years old. However, the procedure is safe for women of any age.

     

  • There is no recommended age range. The procedure is most commonly seen performed by women between 20 and 35 years old. However, the procedure is safe for women of any age.
  • Labiaplasty is easily paired with vaginoplasty or other gynecological procedures, such as hysterectomy, urinary stress incontinence and endometrial ablations. They also can be performed in conjunction with plastic surgeries like breast augmentation and/or tummy tucks.

  • Are there any risks involved in Gynecomastia?
  • As with all surgeries, there are some risks involved. These risks include bleeding, infection,
    swelling and blood clots, but they are rare. Our operating suite is state-of-the-art, and we do
    everything we can to minimize the risks associated with surgery

  • Is Unilateral Gynecomastia a safe Surgery?
  • Absolutely, it is a very safe surgery. There are no side effects at all. If any side effects are there, Dr. Milan Doshi will discuss about it during the consultation process. Dr. Doshi is quite an experienced surgeon and you will be on completely safe hands.

  • Is Unilateral Gynecomastia painful?
  • Typically, Unilateral Gynecomastia surgeries are not painful at all. However, sensations of pains are different for different patients.

  • Who are the candidates for Unilateral Gynecomastia Surgeries?
  • Man who has unwanted fats and have man boobs can undergo the procedure. If the estrogen levels are too high in a man, there is a possibility of enlargement of breast in a man’s body. The enlargement of breast in a man can appear during the early age of puberty and disappears after the age of 17 or 18. But, in some unfortunate cases, the defect continues for long and that too in one of the breast

  • How old should a typical patient be for the surgery?
  • The surgery can be undertaken by anyone who has defect.

  • When will I be able to see the result after the surgery?
  • Immediately after the surgery, you can see the result of the surgery. You might experience some amount of soreness or pain after the surgery. Your surgeon will provide you medicative measures to overcome the pain.

  • How much is the recovery time for Unilateral Gynecomastia surgery?
  • Depending on the health, lifestyle changes of the patient, the recovery time will take almost 2 to 3 weeks. Following a healthy diet will help in faster healing.

  • Can I start with my exercises after the surgery?
  • You can start with exercises after 2 weeks of the surgery. However, any type of exercise where pull is felt on your chest area should be avoided even after 2 weeks. Until you have fully recovered, you should never take chance.

  • How long will a Unilateral Gynecomastia surgery last?
  • Unilateral Gynecomastia will depend on various factors such as a healthy lifestyle, elasticity of tissues, avoiding smoking and sun. A little bit of discipline from your side will provide a long lasting result.

  • What is the cost of Unilateral Gynecomastia surgery?
  • For an estimate on how Unilateral Gynecomastia will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Bilateral Gynecomastia?
  • Bilateral Gynecomastia is a condition where a male develops swollen breast. The swollen breast in evident in both his breast. It is a cause of embarrassment for many men.

  • What are the causes of Bilateral Gynecomastia?
  • There are many reasons for developing the condition of Bilateral Gynecomastia. Some of the reasons are Hormonal changes in the body, Ageing, Weight gain and obesity can sometimes lead to developing Bilateral Gynecomastia, Side effects of some medicines that you have consumed over the years, Addiction to some form of drugs, marijuana, or steroids, Kidney failure or dialysis, In some rare cases like genetic defects, overactive thyroid, and tumors can lead to this condition.

  • Is Bilateral Gynecomastia a safe process?
  • Bilateral Gynecomastia is really a safe procedure. If you want manly chest, you are the right candidate for undertaking the surgery. However, you need to be really careful with your diet and exercises after the surgery gets over.

  • How is the surgery performed?
  • The procedure of Bilateral Gynecomastia Surgery starts with removing of extra breast tissue from the nipple area. The glands near the breast are cut and are permanently removed. In case of puffy nipples, the surgery will even correct that. Boys who have somewhat large areolas, the surgeon will make them smaller with the surgery.

  • What is the recovery time for Bilateral Gynecomastia surgery?
  • Depending on the health, lifestyle changes of the patient, the recovery time will take almost 2 to 3 weeks. You can start with your daily activities after that. Following a healthy diet and indulging in some light exercises will help to recover fast.

  • Do I need to make changes in my lifestyle to handle the condition better?
  • Yes, in any kind of surgery, you need to follow a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle will help to heal better and faster. It is important to maintain a weight-energy balance by consuming healthy food and indulging in regular exercises.

  • What is the cost of Bilateral Gynecomastia surgery?
  • For an estimate on how Bilateral Gynecomastia will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Male liposuction Surgery?
  • Like women even man can have a liposuction. The liposuction for man is  performed the same way as any other liposuction. The excessive fat that is present in the body is  removed  to reduce the volume and size.

  • How is male liposuction performed?
  • The tumescent method of liposuction  is sometimes used  in the process of  male liposuction. A large amount of diluted  local anesthetic and Adrenalin are infused in the body to melt away the excess fat. The anesthesia results in numbness and constrictions of blood vessels in the body to minimize discomfort for the patient. A small incision is made under the skin and a vacuum suction tube is inserted to extract the fats from the body. A vacuum is created by the suction tube that results in extracting of fat cells through this tube.

  • Is it a safe Surgery?
  • It is a very safe surgery. First consult a surgeon to enquire about its effects and side effects. Dr. Milan Doshi will discuss about its side effects during the consultation process.

  • Will my diet change after the surgery?
  • Yes, there will be some changes in the diet. You will have to consume healthy eating habits and have to regularly exercise to maintain your body weight.

  • What is the recovery period of this surgery?
  • Recovery period will vary from person to person. However, it will take 2 to 3 week’s times to fully recover after the surgery. Your surgeons will advice you about the time you can return to your work.

  • Who are the candidates for this surgery?
  • The surgery is for people who are not very happy with their weight. It is not exactly a weight loss procedure. It will eliminate the pockets of excess fats from your body.

  • Can I have normal meal after the surgery?
  • Immediately after the surgery, you will be allowed to consume foods that are prescribed by the surgeon. This will help in faster recovery process. After few weeks you can start with your normal diet upon recommendation of your surgeon.

  • Can I regain weight after the surgery?
  • Yes, there is every possibility that you might gain weight if you do not maintain healthy eating habits.

  • Will there be any cars visible?
  • The incision made is very small, thereby it will not be visible and the scar will be gone after few weeks by proper medication.

  • What is the cost of Male liposuction?
  • For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Six Packs Abs Surgery?
  • The surgery will help a person earn six packs abs which he was not able to acquire even after working hard in the gym and even after dieting.

  • How is Six Packs Abs performed?
  • It is an extensive procedure. The procedure involves injecting fluid into the body tissues to ease the operation. Known as the super-wet technique, local anesthesia and adrenaline is injected to the patient’s body. This helps in breaking up the fat deposits. The Vaser procedure works between the skin layer and the muscle layer, where a small probe is made to transmit the sound energy to break the fat deposited tissues. This way you get a well-shaped body. The method is undoubtedly safe and effective. Once the fat is melted, a small cannula or a tube is inserted under the skin to suck out the excess fat from the body. The process is used without damaging other types of tissues.

    After the melting out of the fat, it is suctioned out of the body through small cannula without causing harm to other tissue structures. The plastic surgeon deposits fats in the required area to create a more muscular look. The same method is used to accentuate other parts of the body.

  • How long will the surgery take?
  • The surgery takes around 6 hours to perform.

  • Will there be any side effects?
  • No, there will be no side effects. Your surgeon will discuss about the pros and cons of the surgery during the consultation.

  • Will I have to maintain my diet?
  • Yes, it is very necessary to maintain your diet. You should try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, you will gain back those extra fats.

  • Can I start my exercise after the surgery?
  • Immediately after the surgery you should avoid exercises. Once you have recovered you can start with light exercises

  • What is the cost of Six Packs Abs Surgery?
  • For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Thigh Liposuction Surgery?
  • Thigh Liposuction Surgery is a way to tighten up your saggy skin and loose weight from your thigh area. It will give a toned feel to your thigh.

  • Is Thigh Liposuction safe Surgery?
  • Absolutely, it is a very safe surgery. There are no side effects at all. If any side effects are there, Dr. Milan Doshi will discuss about it during the consultation process. Dr. Doshi is a quite experienced surgeon and you will be on completely safe hands.

  • How the thigh liposuction surgery conducted?
  • The process involves melting out of the fat from the thigh area. Through incision between the skin and the muscle area, a small cannula is inserted without causing harm to other tissue structures. The plastic surgeon creates vacuum in the area through the cannula and the excess fat is suctioned out, giving it a trimmer look.  After the completion of the surgery, the incisions are closed and the patient is sent for recovery and is monitored for a brief period. The entire procedure takes few hours to complete.

  • How much is the recovery time for Thigh Liposuction surgery?
  • Depending on the health, lifestyle changes of the patient, the recovery time will take almost 2 to 3 weeks. You can start with your daily activities after that. Following a healthy diet and indulging in some light exercises will help to recover fast.

  • Will I have to change my lifestyle to handle the condition better?
  • In any kind of surgery, it is very important to follow a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle will help to heal better and faster. It is important to maintain a weight-energy balance by consuming healthy food and indulging in regular exercises.

  • What is the cost of Thigh Liposuction surgery?
  • For an estimate on how Thigh Liposuction will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Inner Thighs liposuction Surgery?
  • The inner thigh liposuction will help you to maintain a proper conturing of the thigh and healthy and tight skin.  It will give you the freedom of movement.

  • How is Inner thighs liposuction performed?
  • The procedure is like any other liposuction procedure where a large amount of diluted local anesthetic and adrenalin are instlled in the body to melt away the excess fat. A small incision is made  on the upper and inner layer of the thigh and a vaccum suction tube is inserted to remove the fats from the area. A suction tube creates vaccum in the area that results in sucking out the fat cells through this tube.

  • Will there be any scars visible?
  • The incision made is very small, thereby it will not be visible and the scar will be gone after few weeks by proper medication.

  • What is the cost of Inner Thighs liposuction Surgery?
  • For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Back Fat Liposuction?
  • When we put on weight, we tend to gain the weight on the back area of our body, which is difficult to shed. Fat on your back can prevent you from wearing your favorite clothes and you are required to make custom-made clothes. It gives you an ugly look and your clothes get difficult to even fit you.  In such situations, back fat liposuction seems to be the easiest way to keep that extra pouch from your body away.

  • How is Back Fat Liposuction performed?
  • The process of surgery starts with after giving anesthesia to the patients. After that, the suction tube is inserted through the incision made; usually incision is made in inconspicuous areas. Tumescent liposuction is an injection of the composite fluid that is being used in the surgery to reduce the bleeding and facilitating liposuction.  The surgical process is used to conceal the bumps in your back.

  • Who are the candidates for Back Fat Liposuction?
  • All candidates of back fat liposuction should have a good health and should not be extremely overweight. As you consider surgery, one should debate whether they are in good health to stand the surgery. Although, the recovery is quick but proper doctor’s advice and medication should be followed for the surgery to heal in no time.

  • What is the cost of Back Fat Liposuction?
  • For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Hip Liposuction Surgery?
  • Hip Liposuction is a successful way to get rid of the excess weight and stretch the saggy skin that is left after the weight loss.  Hip Liposuction will help you to get rid of the unwanted fat from waist, thighs, and buttocks.  It helps to firm the saggy skin and gives you sculpted and toned hips.

  • Is Hip Liposuction safe Surgery?
  • Absolutely, it is a very safe surgery. There are no side effects at all. If any side effects are there, Dr. Milan Doshi will discuss about it during the consultation process. Dr. Doshi is a quite experienced surgeon and you will be on completely safe hands.

  • Who are the candidates for Hip Liposuction Surgeries?
  • The best candidate for liposuction is a person who has large deposits of fats in and around the areas of the hips. With the help of Hip Liposuction, you will in no time get toned hips that will be envied by everyone.

  • How Hip Liposuction surgery is conducted?
  • In the process of liposuction, an incision is made in the hip area or the bikini area and a cannula is inserted through the opening. General anesthesia is used in the process to make you fall asleep throughout the procedure. The saggy and drooping hips can be lifted up for a proper shape and firmness. The hip lift is due to the removal of the excess fat tissues from the area. The liposuction method gives it natural elastic properties to contract and produce elevation. The hip becomes more firm, elevated giving it a toned contour.

  • How much is the recovery time for Hip Liposuction surgery?
  • Depending on the health, lifestyle changes of the patient, the recovery time will take almost 2 to 3 weeks. You can start with your daily activities after that. Following a healthy diet and indulging in some light exercises will help to recover fast.

  • What is the cost of Hip Liposuction surgery?
  • For an estimate on how Hip Liposuction will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Ankle liposuction Surgery?
  • Accumulation of fats in the ankle area is termed as cankles. Cankles are lack of appearance of ankles. Some have found that no amount of diet and exercises are enough to treat the cankles. In such situations, it is wise to contemplate ankle liposuction.

  • How is Ankle liposuction performed?
  • The procedure is quite a tricky one.  The ankle and leg fats are mainly composed of superficial fats. The compartment of fat is pretty less on leg and ankles. The surgery is done rather superficially and needs certain level of precision. It has an increased risk of injury to the subdermal vascular plexus.  Due to gravity effect, the veins in the legs and ankles are vulnerable to the effects of vascular injury. The area behind the knees has veins and blood vessels that are vulnerable to major injuries.

    The process is undertaken by inserting a hollow pipe or cannula inside the incision made on the skin layer of the calf muscle. With the help of the cannula, the unwanted fat is suctioned out, thus providing a sculpted ankle.

  • What is the cost of Ankle liposuction Surgery?
  • For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is face liposuction?
  • Face liposuction is a way to remove the excess fat from the face. Some people have a leaner body and a chubby face, which no amount of exercise and diet helps to shed. In such cases, people can opt for face liposuction procedure.

  • Is face liposuction right for me?
  • Yes, it is a safe procedure and you will get immediate result. With consultation with the surgeon, you can opt for the surgery. A person should have good skin elasticity if they want to opt for face liposuction.

  • How the surgery is conducted?
  • In the process of facial liposuction, a diluted solution containing licocaine, epinephrine, and intravenous fluid is injected in the affected area. As the liquid enters the fatty layer, it gets swollen, firm, and blanched. The areas that gets firm are gently suctioned out to give a more sharp facial features.

    The candidate of the facial liposuction should have a good skin elasticity so that the risk is minimum. Liposuction of face can be done with combinations of other facial procedure to get a better result.

  • How long will I have to wait to continue with my exercise?
  • You will have to wait for about two weeks before starting with any strenuous exercise. Your surgeon will give you instructions for the same.

  • Will there be any bruises or scars after the surgery?
  • It is a safe surgery and if you follow your diet properly, the scars will be gone in a week. The incision made will be so small that it will not be visible to anyone. Your surgeon will discuss about it before conducting the surgery.

  • What is the cost of face liposuction surgery?
  • For an estimate on how surgery will cost, we recommend you to call us on +919869041559 or fill an enquiry form so that we can contact you for detailed discussion.

  • What is Female Liposuction?
  • The surgery will help a woman to tone up her body. The surgeon will evaluate your body and move on with the liposuction procedure.

  • How is Female Liposuction performed?
  • A surgeon will examine and design a best combination that will help to achieve the maximum results. The surgeon will determine your body type, your body mass index and suggest the type of liposuction that will be suitable for you considering the health woes that might be troubling you. At the onset of the liposuction, an ultrasound probe is made through the small incision that needs to be treated. The anesthesia and saline substances are infused through the incision to melt away the excess fat. The saline substances create sound waves in the body that loosens the fats. A small cannula is inserted through the incision to remove the extra fats from the body.

    The ultrasound method is much safer than the traditional liposuction method. There is no damage of tissues, blood vessels, and veins. The ultrasound female liposuction reaches and removes fats from even difficult areas of the body.

    There is no doubt to the fact that benefits are countless. The procedure is quick and the healing process is even quicker.

  • What is the cost of Female liposuction Surgery?