How do I know if I’m a good candidate to
have plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery can dramatically enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. If you consider yourself to be a physically and emotionally healthy person and have realistic expectations from the procedure, you should be a good candidate.
What will happen during the initial consultation?
In your private consultation, you will meet with Dr. H. Seçkin Okşar so you can explain your interests, concerns, and ask a variety of questions. Dr. Okşar will review your medical history and ask you questions in order to understand your condition, goals and concerns. He can also provide reading material about the procedure(s) you’re considering.
What is the recovery like from a plastic surgery procedure?
Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and this has to be considered. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others may experience greater discomfort. Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative patients, and these help minimize discomfort. Operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as a breast augmentation have moderate discomfort.
When will I be able to return to work?
The length of time it takes to recuperate after plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and the individual operated on. Most patients will require assistance for the first two days. Most patients are able to care for themselves soon after, but may still need assistance if they have young children to care for. Specific lengths of disability are determined by procedure. Breast augmentation patients can usually get around independently by the second day. They may return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 15 pounds. These are approximations, and do not include return to exercise. Please ask your doctor.
When can I begin to exercise again on a regular basis?
The amount of time a patient resumes regular exercise varies based on the procedure involved. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and contact sports are allowed at 1 month in most cases.
Do I need antibiotics before and after surgery?
Antibiotics should probably be used when a patient undergoes any procedure in which “bacteria” may be released into the blood stream.
Will my insurance cover my cosmetic surgery?
No it will not. Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most insurance plans.