Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to tolerate the pain post-operatively? Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and we consider this. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative patients, and these help minimize discomfort. Most facial cosmetic operations […]

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery and seeks to maximize both appearance and function, regardless of the initial presentation. Often a significant amount of overlap exists between the two and in 1999 the name of the specialty was changed from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery simply to Plastic Surgery to reflect this. Reconstructive […]

The word “plastic” comes from the Greek word plastikos, meaning “to mold or shape.” Many of the first plastic surgeries were developed to close a difficult wound or replace tissue lost due to injury or cancer. These procedures often involved the formation of a skin flap to reshape or mold the defect so as to […]

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. The art and science of plastic surgery is also involved with the enhancement of the appearance of a person through such operations as facelift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and liposuction. • Who is a […]

A Plastic Surgeon is a physician specialist who is trained in and practices plastic surgery. Typically this involves at the very minimum 13 to 16 years of school and training after high school in progressively specialized areas, finishing with a residency in Plastic Surgery. Many Plastic Surgeons have had even further, additional specialized fellowship training […]