Frequently Asked Cosmetic Surgery Questions

Who is a candidate for plastic surgery?
Every science has its limitation and a good candidate for cosmetic surgery is one who understands it and has realistic expectation and understands the limilation of his or her own body. Rather than trying to imitate someone the want to make themsalves look much better. Good candidates have a strong self-image, and well-developed reason for pursuing a plastic surgery procedure. They are looking for positive change to enhance their self-image..

Is there a "right" age to pursue plastic surgery?
Thereis no such right age for plastic surgery. It is determined more individual basis, looking at one's own body type and aging process. But unless there is a gross deformity, cosmetic surgery is usually undertaken after the adolescence. Some any aging procedures are usually not required befor the age of 30 yrs. But these are vague. Procedures are usually decided on case to case basis.

Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?
Usually not. Some reconstructive procedures may be covered by the insurence.

What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?
Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed to enhance or change a healthy, normal, functioning part of the body. Nothing but the patient's desire for physical improvement necessitates cosmetic plastic surgery. Reconstructive surgery, however, is intended to correct a physical abnormality caused by a birth defect, disease or tumor, physical trauma, or infection. The goal of reconstructive surgery may be to restore function or to achieve physical normality.

Where is plastic surgery performed?
Some Cosmetic surgery procedures are office procedures which is done on an OPD basis. These procedures are usually minor procedures. Major procedures which require some kind of anaesthesia require treatment in hospitals.

How much pain is involved in plastic surgery?
Each procedure has different level of discomfort and different methods of pain control are required. Doctors make all their effort to make your treatment as painless as possible

Is plastic surgery outpatient or inpatient?
Most plastic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. In some cases, usually when the surgery is very extensive or complications arise, an overnight stay might be required.

Can I finance my plastic surgery procedure?
Sure. Plastic surgery financing is now becoming common place in plastic surgery offices around the country. During your consultation, a member of the office team can explain your financing options with you and let you know how to get in touch with the providers to apply for a loan. Many banks provide financing for elective procedures as well.