By Princeton Eye and Ear
December 18, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Surgery
Tags: Untagged

Discover if cosmetic surgery is the right option for you and your needs.

Before you decide to have cosmetic surgery in Lawrenceville, it’s important that you know what you can expect from an upcoming or potential procedure. Of course, you probably have many questions and while nothing takes the place of talking to us face-to-face here are some of the more common questions we hear from patients.

Q. Will my procedure be inpatient or outpatient?

A. Most plastic surgeries are performed outpatient, but there are always exceptions to this rule. If the patient requires multiple surgeries or if complications arise after surgery we may have the patient stay overnight.

Q. Is there anything I should do to prepare for my surgery?

A. You want to be as healthy as you possibly can during your surgery. If a cold, fever, rash or other infection occurs right before surgery it’s important to call your plastic surgeon in Lawrenceville, NJ so we can decide whether we need to reschedule. Here are some other things you should do:

  • Stop smoking for at least six weeks before your surgery and for several weeks after to make sure everything heals properly.
  • Stop taking any medications or supplements that could interfere with anesthesia about one week prior.
  • If you are taking aspirin we will also tell you when to stop taking it as this medication can increase your bleeding risk.

Q. What will the recovery process be like?

A. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different and the cosmetic treatment you choose will also dictate the length of healing downtime you’ll have. Many facial surgeries boast minimal pain and discomfort afterwards. Other full-body treatments like liposuction may be a bit more uncomfortable, and any procedure that affects the muscles (e.g. breast augmentation) can be fairly uncomfortable for a longer period of time. We can also prescribe pain medication to help reduce symptoms.

Q. Are there risks involved with cosmetic surgery?

A. As with any type of surgery, there is the possibility for complications. Talk to us during your consultation about the risks associated with the type of treatment you want.

Q. Who is a good candidate for treatment?

A. Someone who is in good general health is typically a pretty good candidate for getting plastic surgery. Besides being healthy, a candidate should also have realistic expectations regarding the results they will achieve through plastic surgery. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals to make sure that you are an ideal candidate for plastic surgery.

Ready to improve your appearance? Then turn to our Lawrenceville, NJ plastic surgeons at Princeton Eye and Ear for all of your cosmetic needs. Schedule your consultation with us and get a new look for the New Year!