This brochure offers a general overview of cosmetic surgery procedures. Some of these cosmetic procedures, however, may also fulfill true medical needs. You should understand that the circumstances and experience of every individual will be unique.

If you’re considering cosmetic plastic surgery, please ask your plastic surgeon for further information about the particular    procedure and what you expect.

In addition, please note that all surgery carries some uncertainty and risk, including the possibility of infection, bleeding, blood    clots, and adverse reactions to the anesthesia. You can reduce your risks by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon and closely    following his or her advice, both before and after surgery.

Table of Contents

Abdominoplasty Restylane/Botox Dysport              Facelift  Laser Facial Resurfacing

Breast Enlargement         Dermabrasion    Facial Implants   Liposuction

Breast Lift           Ear Surgery         Forehead Lift      Male Breast Reduction

Chemical Peel     Eyelid Surgery     Hair Replacement Surgery             Nose Surgery

ABDOMINOPLASTY (Tummy Tuck)             

Procedure: Flatten abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening muscles of abdominal wall.

Length: 3 to 5 hours.

Anesthesia: General, or local with sedation.

In/Outpatient: Either depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.

Side Effects: Temporary pain. Swelling, soreness, numbness of abdominal skin, bruising, tiredness for several weeks or months.

Risks: Blood clots. Infection. Bleeding under the skin flap. Poor healing resulting in conspicuous scarring or skin loss. Need for a second operation.

Recovery: Back to work: 2 to 4 weeks. More strenuous activity: 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: 3 months to 2 years.

 BREAST ENLARGEMENT (Augmentation Mammaplasty)   

Procedure: Enhance the size of breasts using inflatable implants filled with saline.

Length: 2 to 3 hours.

Anesthesia: Usually outpatient.

In/Outpatient: Either depending on individual circumstances and extent of surgery.

Side Effects: Temporary soreness, swelling, change in nipple sensation, bruising. Breast sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.

Risks: Lack of implant permanence — surgical removal or replacement of the implants may be required to treat problems, including: deflation; the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture), which may cause the breast to feel tight or hard; bleeding or infection. Increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin, occasionally permanent. Mammagraphy requires a special technique. (Note: Some women have reported symptoms similar to those of immune disorders. Ask your doctor about these and other FDA concerns.)

Recovery: Back to work: a few days. Physical contact with breasts: 3 to 4 weeks. Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.

Duration of Results: Variable. Implants may require removal or replacement.

BREAST LIFT (Mastopexy)             

Procedure: Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.

Length: 2 to 4 hours.

Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.

In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Sometimes inpatient.

Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin. Permanent scars.

Risks: Thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection. Unevenly positioned nipples. Permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.

Recovery: Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.

Duration of Results: Variable; gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure. If you are looking forward to Dermatology agency