Frequently Asked Questions About Plastic
This section covers many of the most
commonly asked questions regarding popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
these FAQ please click the procedure of interest and it will direct
you to its respective page.
FAQ About Plastic Surgeons
Pease visit the Plastic Surgeon
Information Index for important information on how to choose a
surgeon, how to research their background, credentials and look for
malpractice case information.
FAQ About Scheduling
Please visit the Consultation Information
Index for tips and important information on selecting a surgeon, what
to do before a consult and what to bring to and ask at the consultation.
This is a serious issue and I believe you should read the Anesthesia Section at
least in its summarized version for a better understanding. There is more to
anesthesia than Local and General.
FAQ About Preparing For Your Surgery
Please visit our Surgery
Preparation Information Index for important information, guidelines
and tips on how to prepare yourself and your surroundings for your
FAQ About Medications
& Supplements To Avoid
It is often best not to
ingest any brand of aspirin, or any of the following aspirin containing, MAO
inhibiting and seratonin drugs for 14 days prior to surgery and 14 days after
surgery. Although some medications may be deemed safe for your consumption
by your surgeon and anesthesiologist only (i.e. Prozac, Zoloft, etc.).
Just let them know. Disclose EVERY medication, oil, supplement,
suspension, etc. -- your life depends upon it. Aspirin and
aspirin-containing products, as well as some supplements and "nutraceuticals"
may inhibit blood clotting and cause difficulties during and after surgery.
If you need an aspirin-free fever reducer and pain reliever, it is often
suggested to take Tylenol, but be sure to ask your surgeon. Also, if you
smoke, you shouldn't smoke at least 2 weeks prior and at least 2
weeks after your surgery date. Smoking significantly reduces the quality
of blood circulation and impedes vascularization. This means difficulty in
bringing much needed oxygen to your tissues for proper healing. For an
of what to avoid, visit the Medications
& Supplements Page