Informative Facts Concerning Our Services
Do you have questions about the surgical procedures, treatments or services that we offer?
Below is a list of some frequently asked questions, but please feel free to call our office at (718) 423-4100 if you need additional information. We are always pleased to assist you.
Plastic Surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of either facial or body abnormalities caused by accidents, disease or congenital defects. For those who wish to enhance their appearance, cosmetic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to reshape physical features and improve their self-esteem.
There is no precise answer to this question. Surgery does not affect the ongoing aging process which is largely dependent upon genetics. What aesthetic plastic surgery does is turn back the clock. Patients ask if the results last five years or ten years. The answer is yes, it always lasts the length of time but you do not look the same in ten years as you do when you had the surgery. Aging is inevitable.
We perform surgeries under most types of anesthesia: intravenous sedation (“twilight”), general anesthesia and regional anesthesia (nerve blocks). The method of anesthesia used is based on the patient and surgeon preference.
Mentor now offers a lifetime warranty on implants.
Implants never need to be changed.
Liposuction is a procedure to remove unwanted fat from many different areas of the body. A small tube (cannula) is placed into the area through a tiny incision. Fluid with medication is injected into the area to minimize blood loss (tumescent technique) which also helps to lessen bruising after surgery.
A protruding abdomen and be the cause of distress to both men and women. It can result from excess fat, weak abdominal muscles, pregnancy, or loose skin that has been over-stretched and no longer responds to diet or exercise. For those patients that have experienced massive weight loss, sometimes their only alternative is to surgically remove the loose overhanging skin.
If you like your profile and the tip of your nose is too wide, prominent, projects too much or droops, it can be corrected. Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for the nasal tip when it droops with age.
Skin and facial tissue that sag along with aging can give you an appearance of tiredness or anger even when you are feeling happy and energetic. Jowls and drooping skin around the neck cause you to appear heavy. With facial rejuvenation, you appear rested, healthy and more youthful. The idea is to look better, not different.
The techniques used today create a natural, non-surgical appearance. This is accomplished by correcting the underlying areas of aging and avoiding the excision of skin only to achieve a more youthful appearance.
The length of time for recuperation, after plastic surgery, varies depending on the procedure. Most patients will require assistance for the first two days then be able to care for themselves.
Depending on the procedure performed determines when a patient may resume physical exercise. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine and hold off on anything more strenuous until after consulting with one of our physicians.