Frequently Asked Questions
At Associates In Plastic Surgery
Below are some common questions we receive from prospective patients about their surgery. You can use this resource as a guide in helping you make informed decisions. As always, please consult with a licensed physician to make sure you are healthy enough for any cosmetic procedure.
Important Note: Do not use heat of any sort when seeking pain relief.
The line between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can sometimes be blurred. Generally, reconstructive surgery improves both appearance and health. Some examples of reconstructive surgery include:
- Tumor Removal
- Laceration Repair
- Scar Revision
- Hand Surgery
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Reconstruction (Following surgical breast cancer treatment)
- Burn Care – Reconstructive Rhinoplasty (to improve nose air flow)
- Eyelid Surgery (to improve field of vision)
For example, are you doing it because you feel your breasts are too small relative to your body contour or are you unhappy with the size and firmness of your breasts following pregnancy, breastfeeding or major weight loss? Unevenness between the breasts can also be a motivating factor. Your surgeon can help you make the right decision during your pre-surgical appointments.