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The Top Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions About Plastic Surgery

Will it hurt?

During the procedure, you’re comfortable and will feel no pain. After surgery, pain and discomfort can usually be controlled with medication and subside in a matter of days.

How soon can I get back to work?

It depends on the procedure and your job. Most plastic surgery patients are back to work in 7 to 10 days.

Will everyone know?

Usually not. Good plastic surgery doesn’t leave you looking plastic. It enhances your looks naturally, and the improvement is often attributed to a vacation, new diet, or exercise regime.

How long will it last?

Rejuvenation procedures can’t stop the clock, but they can resist it. The benefits from a facelift, eyelid surgerybrow lift, and facial peels can last 5 to 15 years. Alteration procedures that reshape or correct an imbalance, such as surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty), chin augmentation, breast augmentation, and breast reduction, offer permanent benefits that last a lifetime.

Will there be scars?

Yes. Will they be noticeable? Probably not. Plastic surgeons make every effort to minimize scars and hide them in natural lines and creases. For the majority of procedures, scars fade over time, becoming barely noticeable.

How long does it take?

Not as long as you would think. Most procedures are performed as an outpatient, require no overnight stay, and take only a few hours.

Is it expensive?

Not really. Unlike most things, the prices of plastic surgery have gone down over the years while the quality has gone up. In fact, almost half of the people who undergo plastic surgery make less than $25,000 a year.

Will insurance cover it?

Usually not. But there are occasionally exceptions when a procedure is medically necessary. Often, this involves coverage for a portion of the expenses.

Can I finance it?

In most cases, yes. Financing is now a readily available, accepted form of payment. Low monthly payments make virtually every procedure instantly affordable.

What do I do next?

A consultation with a qualified surgeon is a quick, easy, no obligation way to find out what plastic surgery can do for you.

What separates one doctor from another in performing cosmetic procedures?

There are four critical factors to achieving extraordinary results.

Breast Implants & Pregnancy: 5 Things You Should Know

Implants do not interfere with pregnancy.

Most breast implants are made of a soft silicone shell filled with saline water. Many implanted medical devices are made from this same nonreactive material. Breast implants do not harm or pose a risk to normal pregnancy in any way.

Pregnancy does not interfere with the implants.

While pregnancy does not remove the possibility of rare events such as deflation or hardening, there are no unusual implant complications during pregnancy. While the breasts will usually increase in size during pregnancy (engorgement), this process does not involve or affect the implants themselves.

Most women can breast feed following breast augmentation.

While some may supplement with formula, this is common in women without implants as well. None of the incisions available prevent breast feeding. Implant placement under the muscle allows for an extra layer of protection between the implants and the milk ducts, better mammograms, and a more natural look and feel.

Augmented breasts are more resistant to the loss of volume and shape that often accompany pregnancy and breast feeding.

In these cases, the skin can be stretched while the breast tissue volume is diminished. The result is sagging with a loss of shape, as well as volume. Because the augmented breasts maintain more of their volume (the implant volume does not decrease), women with implants are less likely to see such drastic changes.

You need a qualified plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who has the knowledge, judgment, and experience to obtain the best possible result for your individual body type and lifestyle.

While a standard augmentation may be all that is necessary, many women need adjustments in shape as well as size. Some even require lifting (mini, moderate, or full). Only a surgeon with training and experience in all aspects of surgery of the breast is qualified to assess and treat this need. Often, unqualified surgeons who are unaware or incapable of all options perform augmentation only, with no lift in sagging or poorly-supported breasts. This results in low breasts with a heavy appearance, which are both cosmetically objectable and leave most women disappointed. Your plastic surgeon should listen to your concerns and develop an individualized plan to avoid such problems and increase the likelihood of an outstanding result.

Please contact Dr. Scott Miller with any questions you may have.

What is a Contemporary Facelift?

The word “facelift” conjures up the image of someone looking tight and unnatural. However, under the care of the right surgeon, today’s facelift can be more effective and natural-looking than ever. Patients look refreshed, rested, healthy, and younger. By tightening up the underlying tissue as well as removing excess skin, facelifts now last longer than ever before without looking tight or pulled.

After a facelift, most of our patients have minimal discomfort and very little swelling and bruising. Most of them feel that they can return to a relatively normal routine very quickly and begin all activities, including exercise, four weeks after surgery. The results are dramatic, but very natural-looking. The scars are usually difficult to see and, typically, there are no significant alterations in the hairline.

With the new, deeper lifts, the patient undergoing a facelift should be able to achieve a striking result that will last for many years. We welcome prospective patients to see the appealing results that our physician has been able to accomplish.

In just a few years, lasers have become more precise, more comfortable, and less invasive. Lasers have revolutionized skin resurfacing and have become one of the mainstays in improving, reducing, and sometimes eliminating fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the cheeks, forehead, around the eyes, and lips. Beautiful, youthful, and healthy skin is available with shorter recovery time, less redness, and fewer complications.

Using the UltraPulse Co2 Laser, Dr. Miller removes the outer layers of damaged skin and allows newer, smoother skin to appear.

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