Frequently Asked Cosmetic Surgery Questions
Our clients often have a variety of questions related to their upcoming consultation, cosmetic surgery procedure, or a number of other topics. The following is a collection of our most frequently asked questions and answers.
We hope you’ll find the answers useful however if you have questions or concerns not addressed here, please feel free to contact us and let us know how we can help you.
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How do I know if I'm a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?
Concerning all surgical procedures, your overall health picture is important. Your relative health can affect your risk for complications during surgery and can influence how your body heals following the procedure. Those who are most likely to experience slowed healing or elevated risk of complications are those who smoke cigarettes and/or drink heavily, individuals with high blood pressure, patients with medical concerns such as diabetes or heart disease and people who are significantly obese.
Clients inquire about the ideal age for potential surgical candidates. This can vary depending on the procedure and age will definitely be taken into consideration during your consultation. The above- mentioned health concerns may be more prevalent with increased age but not neccessarily.
An important factor for suitability is mental health and stability. During or immediately after any traumatic, stressful or emotional life-changes is likely not an ideal time to plan cosmetic surgery. It is important to remember that, though plastic surgery can produce dramatic results, the expectations must be realistic and goals clearly communicated before planning a cosmetic procedure. Discussing these expectations with your doctor is most definitely recommended prior to any commitment to surgery so that practical plans can be agreed upon.
What can I expect during my initial consultation?
One of our highest priorities is ensuring we have matched the right candidate with the right procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Craft, we want you to feel welcome to share all of your questions and concerns so that we can guide you well. Overall aesthetic goals will be discussed. Your Surgeon will examine your area of focus and talk about options best suited for you. With the help of computer imaging and enhancement, we can recommend specific plans to meet your needs. We will provide you with your personalized, surgical quote and tell you how to move forward when you are ready.
You may find it helpful to write down your questions beforehand and bring them with you the day of consultation. When you are ready to take next steps, we will provide a detailed, informed consent form to sign, which states you fully understand the details of your planned procedure.
What are the risks that come with cosmetic surgery?
What is the recovery process like?
Should I expect to have scars?
As with any invasive surgery, incisions will be made and scars are to be expected. This is why we utilize advanced techniques that are designed to minimize and camouflage scarring as much as possible. Following surgery, it is natural for the scar tissue to be red for a few months, but after time, the color will begin to fade. Our incision techniques are designed to place minimal tension on the skin. The size and placement of incisions are discrete and follow up care after your procedure helps us to keep an eye on your progress.
We provide all of our patients with ongoing instruction to minimize color and texture of scars as they mature and fade- throughout the first year.