Facial plastic surgery improves the appearance of your face. Whether you are born with facial abnormalities such as a birthmark or you are suffering from facial conditions due to aging, sun damage, or previous facial trauma, it can be corrected through procedures performed by a facial plastic surgeon.
Facial plastic surgery was introduced years ago, but still, people have many questions regarding the same. Sometimes, people opt out of the process because they don’t get correct information. They lack knowledge about facial plastic surgery and are not comfortable moving forward.
To make things easy, we have answered some common questions asked by people before the procedure. We hope these details will help you make the right decision.
Are there different types of facial plastic surgery?
As a part of otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery is categorized into reconstructive facial plastic surgery and cosmetic facial plastic surgery.
Reconstructive facial plastic surgery is performed for treating conditions that are present from birth like birthmarks on the face, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, and a crooked smile. In most cases, these birth abnormalities affect normal function. This type of surgery also treats the conditions that are the results of accidents, trauma, burns, or previous surgery.
Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is performed to enhance the visual appearance of facial structures and features. The common cosmetic facial plastic procedures are facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, and liposuction.
What should I do to prepare for facial plastic surgery?
Based on your body type, you might be at certain risks during and after the procedure. To stay safe, you should avoid smoking for two weeks before your surgery. It will optimize your healing procedure.
Other than preparing before the surgery, you should follow the special diet restrictions, medications, and other activities as explained by your facial plastic surgeon.
Will anesthesia be used in the facial plastic surgery? If yes, then which type of anesthesia?
Yes, anesthesia will be used during facial plastic surgery to subside the pain. Sometimes, the surgeon might not use anesthesia but it happens rarely. The surgeon will explain the steps of the procedure before starting.
Three different types of anesthesia are used by surgeons during facial plastic surgery. But don’t worry; they aren’t used together on one patient. The three types of anesthesia are – local, regional and general. Local anesthesia temporarily numbs a portion of the body. Regional anesthesia numbs the part of the body but is administered via the nerves. Lastly, general anesthesia is used to induce unconsciousness during surgery. The surgeon will decide the type of anesthesia to be used for you.
What is the cost of facial plastic surgery? Or, what are the costs involved in the facial plastic surgery?
Generally, the estimated pricing of facial plastic surgery includes surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees if included in your procedure, implants, surgical facility fees, and all follow-up visits. The cost of these elements might be different in different clinics. So, you should understand all the costs included in the procedure to avoid any financial surprise post-surgery.
Sometimes, insurance companies help in facial plastic surgery. So, you should contact them and discuss the details.
It’s natural to have questions about plastic surgery or any other surgery. We are here to help you.
Book a consultation appointment today by calling (305)444-5950 to get started on your new look!