Is there a difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery?

There is a direct relationship between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.   Cosmetic surgery was born through reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.

Where will my cosmetic surgery be performed?

We have a complete Surgical OR in our facility.

Is cosmetic surgery covered by insurance?

There is no getting around the fact that plastic surgery is expensive. This of course means that most people hope to have it covered by their health insurance. In most cases, however,  it is unlikely that elective plastic surgery will be covered by health insurance.

Will I have to take time off work?

Many cosmetic procedures will require time off work.

How long will the benefits of my surgery last?

Rejuvenation procedures can’t stop the clock, but they can rest it. The benefits from a facelift, forehead lift, facial peel, and eyelid surgery can last 5 to 15 years. Alteration procedures that reshape or correct an imbalance such as surgery of the nose, chin augmentation, breast augmentation, and breast reduction offer permanent benefits that last a life time.

Is cosmetic surgery safe?

Cosmetic surgery of any sort should not be undertaken lightly. It’s important to remember that all surgery, including cosmetic procedures, involves risks.

Would-be patients should find out as much as they can about the provider and the procedure.
Verify that you are proceeding with an accredited surgery clinic.

Can I choose any size of breast implant I want?

Choosing your new breast size is an important decision and can be stressful, but many women find it to be the most exciting part of preparing for breast augmentation. You will choose your new size with the help and guidance of your plastic surgeon. Think carefully about your goals and experiment with different sizes to find the one that’s right for you.

What types of questions should I ask my cosmetic surgeon?

You will achieve the best results from plastic surgery if you and your surgeon communicate openly and work together to achieve realistic goals. An understanding of your goals, expectations and motivation is essential to successful partnership between you and your surgeon, helping both of you determine whether plastic surgery is the right choice for you.

Consider using the below  checklist as a guide during your consultation:

  • Are you certified by the Canadian Board of Plastic surgery?
  • Are you a member of the Canadian society of Plastic Surgeons?
  • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally or province recognized accrediting agency?
  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  • How are complications handled?

What should I expect during a consultation?

An initial consultation with a specialist cosmetic surgeon will help you set realistic expectations of what your chosen procedure can achieve for you. The consultation will also help the surgeon make a professional assessment of your motivation for wanting cosmetic surgery, and whether they can offer treatment that will meet your expectations.  You should expect to be asked a number of questions about your reasons for wanting cosmetic surgery.

Are financing options available?

Yes, financing is available.