Is Plastic surgery painful?
Patients tolerate postoperative pain in different ways. Appropriate pain medications that minimize discomfort are prescribed for postoperative patients.
How long will my results last?
There is no precise answer to this question. Surgery does not affect the ongoing aging process which is largely dependent upon genetics. What cosmetic plastic surgery does is turn back the clock. Unfortunately, aging is inevitable. Although with cosmetic surgery, you are able to continue to look more youthful and in shape.
What kind of anesthesia is used?
The method of anesthesia used is based on the patient and surgeon's preference whether it is local anesthesia, intravenous sedation ("twilight"), general anesthesia, and regional anesthesia (nerve blocks).
Will I be able to breast feed after breast enlargement surgery?
Yes. Breast augmentation should not affect your ability to breast feed.
Are there risks involved in breast enlargement surgery?
Every surgical procedure entails some risk. Those associated with this type of surgery are infection, changes in the sensitivity of the breast, and scar contracture. These and other complications rarely occur and can usually be avoided. Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation successfully each year and are very satisfied with their outcome.
What type of implants are used for augmentation?
Both Saline and Silicone gel implants are now available for use for breast augmentation. They also come in both smooth and textured styles. During consultation the implant that would best suit you will be chosen so as to get the possible result.
My breasts sag but are not too large. What can be done?
If the sagging is not severe, a "nipple lift" can be performed. The excess skin is removed after making an incision around the outside of the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple). The resulting scar is confined to the area where the pigmented skin meets the normal skin at the edge of the areola.
In cases of more severe sagging, a procedure similar to breast reduction may be performed by removing skin only - not breast tissue - to result in a more youthful shape. Breast lifting is an excellent alternative to breast implants for many patients.
Do implants have to be changed after several years? What if the implant ruptures?
No, as long as there are no problems with the implants, they should not have to be replaced. The FDA now recommends that every few years the patient undergo evaluation and investigations like an MRI to evaluate the integrity of the implant especially the silicone gel implants.
Today's saline implants are more durable than ever. Although risk of rupture is extremely small, if this should happen, the implant deflates as your body absorbs the saline. There is absolutely no health hazard in those rare situations. The implant can be easily replaced with minimal discomfort.
If rupture of the silicone gel implants occur they do so within the capsule but rarely if the rupture is extra-capsular then that may require more involved surgery.
I don't like my nose. What can I do?
If you like your profile and the tip of your nose is too wide, prominent, projects too much or droops, it can be corrected. Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for the nasal tip when it droops with age.
Am I ready for a facelift?
Skin and facial tissue that sag along with aging can give you an appearance of tiredness or anger even when you are feeling happy and energetic. Jowls and drooping skin around the neck cause you to appear heavy. With facial rejuvenation, you appear rested, healthy and more youthful. The idea is to look better, not different.
Often a mini-lift can be performed instead of a full face lift. The mini-lift is limited to the lower portion of the face, correcting jowl and neck problems, while the traditional face lift includes the upper part of the face as well. Some patients opt to combine a face lift with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing to achieve a full effect.
Will I look natural after my surgery?
The techniques used by Dr Niazi create a natural, non-surgical appearance. Every effort is made to improve your appearance in the most natural way possible.
When can I go back to work?
The length of time for recuperation after plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure. Most patients will require assistance for a day or so before being able to care for themselves. We will discuss your postoperative care and recovery in detail. Patients can usually return to work fairly soon after surgery.
When can I begin to exercise?
The nature of the procedure performed determines when a patient may resume physical exercise. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine and hold off on anything more strenuous until after consulting with Dr. Niazi.
Is there a right age for cosmetic surgery?
There is no ideal age to have cosmetic surgery. The time to have an elective procedure is when the desired change will justify the time, effort and cost involved. Another factor to take into consideration is the potential length of time to enjoy the benefits. For example, if an individual has a facelift earlier in life, the rewards of this surgery can be enjoyed for a greater period of time.