FAQs About Plastic Surgery

Here’s what you should know about getting plastic surgery.

Wondering if plastic surgery is the right way to improve your appearance? If so, it’s natural to have questions before deciding whether this is right for you. Below are some of the most popular questions our Garden City, NY, plastic surgeons Dr. Anke Ott Young, Dr. Mary Pronovost and Dr. Christine Hodyl get about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

What types of cosmetic surgery do you offer?

We offer a wide range of constructive and oncoplastic surgery including nipple-sparing reconstructions, sub-pectoral and pre-pectoral implant placement, breast reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction and fat grafting. One of our main goals is to help women restore their appearance and confidence after breast cancer.

Dr. Young has been offering breast reconstruction in Garden City, NY, for more than 20 years, and works with a highly skilled team to provide you with the latest technologies and minimally invasive techniques to help you achieve the appearance you want.

What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?

Here at our Garden City, NY, practice, our plastic surgeon Dr. Young and his team offer a wide range of oncoplastic procedures, or constructive surgery, to help rebuild and reshape breasts after cancer. While plastic surgery is geared specifically to aesthetics and improving your appearance, constructive or oncoplastic surgery is designed to improve both appearance and function caused by injury, cancer, other health problems or defects.

Who is an ideal candidate for plastic surgery?

One of the most important factors is your health. It’s important that you aren’t dealing with certain health problems that could affect the healing process, or that you aren’t still undergoing chemotherapy or treatment for cancer. Good candidates will also have realistic expectations about the outcome and results of their plastic surgery.

Is cosmetic surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure?

Many types of breast reconstruction are considered an inpatient procedure but not all. This means that you should expect to stay in the hospital about 1-2 days after surgery. This is something that you can discuss further with us during your evaluation.

How long is the recovery period?

Recovery periods will vary from person to person. Your general health, as well as the extensiveness of the surgery, are all factors that determine the length of recovery. On average, you can expect it to take anywhere from 6-10 weeks to return to normal activities. You may have a shorter recovery period if you’re undergoing less invasive procedures such as flap surgery.

Get your questions answered before saying “yes” to plastic surgery. If you still have questions, our Garden City, NY, or Trumbull, CT, plastic surgeons are happy to answer them for you. To schedule a consultation, call Constructive Plastic Surgery at (516) 742-3404.

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