FAQ’s

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.

What is Plastic Surgery?

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.

How long will it last?

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.

What kind of Anesthesia is used?

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.

What type of implants do you use for breast augmentation?

40221Mentor now offers a lifetime warranty on implants.

Do the implants have to be changed after several years?

Implants never need to be changed.

What is Liposuction?

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.

Could I benefit from a Tummy Tuck?

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.

I don’t like the tip of my nose. What can I do?

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.

Am I ready for a face-lift?

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.

Will I look natural after my surgery?

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.

When can I go back to work?

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.

When can I begin to exercise?

p faq3Depending 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.
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