Plastic Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Plastic Surgery

Going under the knife in an attempt to enhance looks, improve physical health and maintain aesthetics is something that thousands of Australians opt for each and every year. Although it should never be a decision to take lightly, the potential to reap the rewards of plastic surgery are prominent enough for all to see.

There are an incredible amount of surgeries available (from the most simplistic to the more extensive alternatives) and whether you’re a first timer hoping to improve your looks, or a seasoned veteran of the surgical room; here are a few of the most commonly asked questions relating to the topic.

Are cosmetic surgeries painful?

In the majority of cases; no. Most surgeries will be undertaken whilst under general anaesthetic and this means that the patient will be temporarily put to sleep – negating the notion of pain.

How long are the recovery times?

Different surgeries will take varying amounts of time to fully heal. The factors that can affect this are the patient’s age, their rate of repair and the type of surgery that they have undergone. For minimal surgeries such as Rhinoplasty or facelifts, the recovery time can be up to one month. For extensive surgeries, this duration can increase to several months, if not longer.

Why do people undergo cosmetic procedures?

There are a number of reasons as to why an individual may want to experience a procedure. They typically relate to aesthetic improvements and corrections, but the reasons can also be down to health concerns; such as is the case with liposuction.

Is surgery expensive?

Basic surgeries are very affordable and can cost as little as a few hundred dollars. More advanced procedures can cost several thousand dollars – but the best way to obtain an understanding of costs is to get in touch with a surgeon and request a quote.

Are surgeries dangerous?

Most qualified and licensed surgeons will only undertake a procedure if their patient meets a variety of criteria. These criterion include good health, a satisfactory age and an ability to cope while under the effects of anaesthetic. If any concerns arise a surgeon will clarify them, or refuse to perform the surgery altogether unless the criteria can be met by the patient (such as losing weight before the procedure).