Cosmetic surgery can help you enhance your appearance in a natural-looking and long-lasting way. Depending on the desired outcome, procedures can be done on the face, breasts, stomach, and legs. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about cosmetic surgery and their answers to help you feel more comfortable during your procedure:

What Are the Most Common Procedures?

We offer multiple procedures that address different parts of the body and common areas of concern. Some of the most popular procedures that we offer at Somerset Plastic Surgery include:

  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping): Rhinoplasty reshapes a person’s nose. It can be performed for cosmetic reasons or to restore function after injury to the nose.
  • Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. The procedure gives women firmer, fuller breasts.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction removes fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, waist, buttocks, hips, and more.

BOTOX and fillers like Juvederm are popular non-surgical options. These treatments can reduce wrinkles and provide a more youthful complexion.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?

Ideal candidates for cosmetic surgery are generally in good health and have realistic expectations for their procedure. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, may not be good candidates for cosmetic surgery. Before performing a procedure, our experienced surgeons can complete a consultation with you to review your medical history and specific goals. This can help us determine whether cosmetic surgery is a good option for you.

What Is the Recovery Process Like?

The recovery process varies depending on the cosmetic procedure and your individual pain tolerance. Many surgical procedures can result in some bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Your surgeon can prescribe pain medications and comfort measures to ease this transition. They can also give you detailed instructions on activities to avoid, such as exercise or other physical activities.

One of the best things you can do to reduce bruising and swelling is to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. You can take additional measures to reduce discomfort, including elevating the area and using ice packs. Healthy habits, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and staying hydrated may also speed up recovery.

Are Cosmetic Procedures Safe?

All surgical procedures come with some risk, but our surgeons are highly experienced and skilled. Dr. Michael J. Busuito and Dr. Christina Busuito lead our team of talented surgeons. Together, they have over 40 years of experience. We also use advanced technology and create personalized treatment plans that improve the safety of our procedures. Following your surgeon’s instructions before and after your procedure can also make sure your surgery and recovery process go as smoothly as possible.

How Long Do Results Last?

How long your results last can depend on the type of procedure that you get and your lifestyle. Some procedures, such as breast augmentation and rhinoplasty, can provide long-lasting results. Injectable treatments like BOTOX and Juvederm can require touch-ups to maintain the desired effects. Facelift results may start to fade after a few years, but your face should continue to look better than if you hadn’t had the procedure. Other procedures, such as abdominoplasty, can also fade depending on your lifestyle and whether you get pregnant after the procedure.

Are Cosmetic Surgeries Outpatient Procedures?

The cosmetic surgeries we perform at Somerset Plastic Surgery are mainly outpatient. This means you can go home on the same day as your surgery. This can change depending on the surgery you choose to get, whether you combine it with other procedures, and how you tolerate the procedure. Examples of how long some of our procedures take include:

  • Rhinoplasty: One to two hours under local or general anesthesia.
  • Breast Lift: One to three hours, usually under general anesthesia.
  • Abdominoplasty: Two to five hours under local or general anesthesia.
  • Liposuction: One to five hours under local or general anesthesia.

Are There Less Invasive Options?

We can perform some surgeries with less invasive methods under certain circumstances. Our surgeons may be able to use endoscopic methods during a browlift for a minimally invasive technique. If you want to reduce signs of aging on your face and are uncomfortable with surgical options, you could benefit from BOTOX or Juvederm.

BOTOX can reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. It is usually used around the eyes and mouth or on the forehead. Juvederm is a filler that can reduce signs of aging in the face by reducing fine lines. It can also make the lips appear fuller or sculpt the cheeks. Both of these treatments do not require surgery and can still provide you with noticeable results.

Cosmetic Surgery for Natural-looking Results

Cosmetic surgery can help you achieve your ideal appearance. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of procedures, including facelifts, breast augmentations, and liposuction. Our surgeons use advanced technologies and techniques to promote safe and long-lasting results. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and answer your cosmetic surgery questions.