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What is the right age for surgery?

Posted August 28, 2012

There is no specific age for cosmetic procedures. Several factors affect the outcome and age is only one of several factors. The readiness for surgery depends on the individual patient.

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How long does surgery take?

Posted August 28, 2012

The time required for a specific surgical procedure depends on what is being done. Minor procedures are often completed in about 30 minutes, but the time varies, depending on the individual patient. Dr. Taylor can give you an estimate of the time required for your procedure, but check in, anesthesia and recovery time are also […]

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What kind of anesthesia will I receive?

Posted August 28, 2012

We use local, twilight or general anesthesia, depending on the procedure. You will discuss anesthesia with an anesthesiologist, prior to your surgery and can ask any questions you have at that time. This is part of the standard pre-surgical process.

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How much pain will I experience?

Posted August 28, 2012

The level of pain depends on the type of procedure and the pain threshold of that patient. These factors are taken into consideration when choosing the appropriate form of anesthesia and pain management after surgery.

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How long does recovery take after surgery?

Posted August 28, 2012

The time varies based on the individual patient, but usually lasts a few hours. The initial recovery from the anesthesia passes quickly, but there is often pain or discomfort at the site where the surgery was performed. This pain heals over time, as the incision heals. Dr. Taylor will discuss any restrictions on activity and […]

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When can I return to work?

Posted August 28, 2012

The time required for healing depends on the procedure. You may be able to return within days or need a week or longer. Dr. Taylor can discuss recovery and work restrictions during your consultation.

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Can I finance my plastic surgery?

Posted August 28, 2012

We can help with financing for patients. We will provide an application at your consultation, so you can apply for financing for your surgery.

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How long do the results last?

Posted August 28, 2012

The procedure, age of the patient, presence of other health conditions and other factors influence the length of time a surgical procedure will last. For some procedures, the results are permanent. Other procedures last for a certain length of time. Dr. Taylor can discuss the results during your consultation.

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