Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you offer financing?
A. Yes, we do! Learn more by visiting the care credit website or calling the office for more info.
Q. Will insurance cover my procedure?
A. Probably not, but there are exceptions. In some cases, insurance companies cover a portion of the cost if it is medically necessary.
Q. Is plastic surgery right for me?
A. There several important factors that come into play when deciding whether plastic surgery is the right option for you. One of the most important factors is your health. Being in good health greatly reduces the risk of complications occurring during surgery and leads to a speedy recovery. Next, you need to ask yourself what your motivations are. People who have plastic surgery generally find that the surgery enhances their overall appearance and self-esteem. Thirdly, you should have realistic expectations. Plastic surgery is both a science and an art, neither of which are perfect. Set reasonable goals as to the result you wish to achieve and be prepared to thoroughly discuss these goals during your initial consultation.
Q. Will it hurt?
A. During surgery, you are comfortable and will feel no pain. Post surgery, you may feel some pain or discomfort but every patient is different. Pain can usually be controlled with medication and subsides in a few days.
Q. How long until I see results?
A. Rejuvenation procedures can’t stop the clock, but they can pause 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 long term benefits.
Q. Will I have a scar?
A. Yes but they probably won’t be too noticeable. Plastic surgeons make every effort to minimize scars and hide them in natural lines and creases. For the majority of procedures, scars fade over time, becoming barely noticeable.
Q. Is Botox bad for me?
A. We don’t use Botox – we use Dysport, which is an injectable and can only be administered by a doctor.
Q. Do breast implants interfere with pregnancy and/or vice versa?
A. Pregnancy does not eliminate the possibility of events such as deflation or hardening but there are no unusual implant complications during pregnancy. While the breasts will usually increase in size during pregnancy, this process does not involve or affect the implants themselves.
Q. Do I need a consultation before surgery?
A. A consultation is the essential first step in your desire to refine, restore or enhance your appearance, whether surgically or through non-surgical treatments. It is important for you and Dr. Neumann to meet and discuss your desires. At that point he can recommend treatment options and you can gain an appreciation for realistic outcomes.
Q. Do men get plastic surgery?
A. An increasing number of men are choosing to get plastic surgery. The most popular procedures are eyelid surgery, liposuction and nose shaping. Some men may need a procedure for male gynecomastia, a common disease of the male breast where there is a benign glandular enlargement.
* Results and recovery time periods my vary for individual clients of Nassau Plastic Surgery Associates.