It’s natural to have frequently asked questions, FAQs, about cosmetic surgery. Peter Abramson, M.D. and his staff at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center want patients to be as informed as possible and are available to answer your FAQs. A consultation with Dr. Abramson, or Lina in the Rejuvenation Med Spa, is suggested to answer your specific questions based on a personal evaluation of your aesthetic needs.
Q: What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?
A: A facial plastic surgeon specializes in performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head, and neck. Peter Abramson, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Because Dr. Abramson focuses exclusively on the head and neck, he offers exceptional focus and experience in creating balance, symmetry, and beauty through a variety of safe techniques.
Q: How do I know whether or not I am a candidate for facial plastic surgery?
A: In general, most physically healthy adults are good candidates for facial plastic surgery. Chances for a successful outcome are better if you have realistic expectations and a well-defined reason for wanting surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Abramson will examine and evaluate your area(s) of concern, and address any FAQs you have about facial plastic surgery. He will use the information you provide to determine the best cosmetic procedure(s) for you, so that your expectations will be met.
Q: What happens during my consultation?
A: Consultations at Abramson Facial Plastic Surgery Center typically last one hour. During your appointment you will have the opportunity to discuss your FAQs and goals with Dr. Abramson. He will evaluate you for the procedure(s) you are considering as well as inform you about all of the associated benefits, and risks with surgery. If applicable, computer imaging may also be used to help you determine if your expectations are attainable, and a treatment plan will be customized specifically for you.
Q: What if I am not ready for facial plastic surgery? Are there other options?
A: Dr. Abramson understands that some patients do not feel they are ready for surgery, though many would still like to improve their appearance with less downtime. If this sounds like you, Dr. Abramson also offers temporary facial improvement procedures such as Botox® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and laser aesthetic procedures to name a few.
Q: What is a facelift, who is it for, and what is it meant to do?
A: A facelift is a form of cosmetic surgery where the noticeable signs of aging that occur in the lower two-thirds of the face and neck can be reduced. This is achieved by removing the excess fat, tightening the neck muscles and removing drooping skin. Learn more+
Q: Is a facelift permanent?
A: Meant to enhance your current look, a facelift will not halt the signs of aging, however it will “set back the clock.” Previous patients usually opt to repeat the surgery after a good 5 to 10 years later. To help prolong your results, there are a few things you can do: maintain your weight, avoid exposure to the sun, and keep your skin appropriately hydrated.
Q: How long does it take to recover from facial plastic surgery?
A: Recovery time varies substantially depending on the procedure. Click on the links below for details.