You are not alone if you are considering plastic surgery. Whichever be the reason, we realize that it is both important and personal. We want you to attain your goals in a safe and comfortable environment. Your privacy is important to us. It is also our goal to help you obtain a higher-quality result at a lower cost.
Plastic surgery procedures address appearance and function. Very often these two outcomes are intimately related. The information in the following pages (under various headings) would help you obtain a very basic understanding of the indications of various procedures. One should be clear about a few aspects of plastic surgery before making a final call on it. These would be:
Motivation: There can be various reasons which motivate a person to seek improvement in appearance. It is advisable to discuss this with a close friend or a relative. This can help one get a proper perspective about motivation. Our friends and relatives also constitute our support system during our recovery from a procedure.
Knowledge about treatment options, risks, and recovery: Depending upon the patient's concerns and differences in pertinent anatomy there can be different options for improvement in appearance. These options differ depending on their outcomes, risks, and recovery. It is seldom one size fits all. We want you to make an informed decision based on the available options.
Procedures can be divided depending upon how invasive they are. Based on the invasiveness procedures can be classified into:
Nonsurgical procedures: These include Botulinum toxin injection, filler injection, and intralesional injections for scars. They have minimal downtime and individuals can soon return to work.
Office-based procedures: These include scar revisions, removal of moles, and small swellings. These are carried out under local anesthesia. Individuals can return home after the procedure. Usually, one can return to light work from the next day.
Hospital-based procedures: These include body contouring procedures. These are more invasive and require monitored anesthesia. They also require a stay in the hospital for a short duration. The recovery is longer than office-based procedures.