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I’m only in my 20s but developing signs of aging. Do I need facial plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery should not be the first option in younger patients. Many nonsurgical choices exist to improve skin quality, decrease the signs of aging, and protect the skin from further damage. Initial treatment begins with basic skin care, which include hydration, sun protection, healthy diet, and avoiding smoking. Secondary options include facial injectable fillers or …

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Does insurance cover facial plastic surgery?

Dr. Chaboki provides the finest in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at affordable prices, and participates with most insurance plans. Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion of the cost may be covered. The office accepts insurance …

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Can I combine cosmetic surgery with other facial plastic surgery?

Yes, it's generally preferred to combine procedures. First, by combining surgery, insurance may cover a portion of the procedure, and you may save money on fees. Secondly, tissue modified from one area may be used for another surgical area, such as fat transfer and face lifting, or septoplasty and rhinoplasty. Lastly, the recovery process following …

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When can I resume regular exercise after facial plastic surgery?

Strenuous activities or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising, until an appropriate healing time has been allowed. This restriction during the recovery period varies based on the operation performed and patient's medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia. Heavy activity, such …

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Will smoking affect my recovery after facial plastic surgery?

Smoking adversely affects your recovery. One may develop pneumonia, and treated areas don't heal as well or may become infected. The blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissues shrink up and prevent the necessary healing of the area. Patients must stop smoking for a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery to …

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What is recovery like after facial plastic surgery?

Downtime after cosmetic procedures may be a few hours to several days, depending on the specific procedure and areas treated. Office procedures are performed under local anesthesia, if any anesthesia is required. Surgical procedures are performed with either IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia and require a longer recovery period. Anesthesia normally wears off within …

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