Given the wide variety of plastic surgery procedures currently available, most patients have questions. You may be wondering about the actual process of a specific procedure, the recovery time required, the risks involved or the realistic results you can expect to achieve. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to get you started. Please feel free to contact our office at anytime when you are ready for a more personal, in depth experience. We look forward to hearing from you.
Will my surgery be performed at your clinic?
All procedures requiring no anesthesia or only local anesthesia are performed by Dr. McGill as well as all operations requiring general anesthesia in a controlled operating environment with a dedicated team of registered nurses and certified anesthetists.
Do you guarantee positive results?
Although we will do everything possible to ensure you achieve your desired results, we can’t guarantee the final outcome. This is why we take the appropriate amount of time with all of our patients before any procedure to ensure they have realistic expectations.
How painful is the process?
The level of discomfort or pain varies according to each patient’s individual pain tolerance and the procedure. Many procedures that we perform are virtually painless and can be performed in a very short period of time. This means you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. For more complex surgeries, we take every precaution to minimize your level of pain/discomfort.
How long will the procedure take?
Most plastic surgery operations require approximately 2-3 hours to complete. However, some non-surgical procedures such as Botox or filler injections, laser hair removal and photo rejuvenation may be completed in as little as 15 to 20 minutes!
Are there any risks involved?
If you are contemplating any esthetic treatments, you will be made aware of the possible risks and any adverse reactions. You should discuss these with our professional staff before making any decision.
How long will it take me to recover?
Your recovery period will vary depending on the actual procedure as well as each individual. For example, some of our non-surgical procedures such as laser hair removal require no recovery period, whereas more complex procedures such as breast reconstruction will require longer to heal. Dr. McGill will discuss the approximate recovery timeframes of the various procedures during your private consultation.
Can anyone choose to have plastic surgery performed?
Most individuals are suitable candidates for plastic surgery. However, we need to ensure that you have realistic expectations and are undergoing treatments for the right reasons. Your safety is also of the utmost concern. This is why we ask you to complete detailed patient forms and schedule a private consultation with Dr. McGill before undergoing any procedures offered by our clinic.
Will my procedure be covered by my medical insurance?
In general, esthetic treatments are not covered by government insurance. Private medical insurance may however partially cover some treatments. Patients are encouraged to inquire with their respective insurance companies.
Where can I find out more about specific procedures?
We suggest you begin by visiting the links in our Procedures section. You will also find more detailed information in our Links section. If you require further information, you can bring a list of questions with you during your consultation with Dr. McGill.
Are the procedures expensive?
The price varies according to the actual procedure. However, the physical, mental and emotional well-being the majority of our patients experience usually outweigh the financial expense.
What are the most common surgeries?
One of the most common procedures is a tummy tuck and/or breast surgery in order to reverse some of the changes induced by pregnancy and or weight loss. Eyelid surgery, nose reshaping and liposuction are also very common procedures.
What are the most common non-surgical treatments?
Botox, Thermage (skin tightening of the face, abdomen, arms or thighs without surgery), Weekend Laser Peels for wrinkle reduction and smoother textured skin, Photorejuvenation for aging and sun damaged skin, and Volume Lifting of the face using fillers are some of the most popular procedures performed by Dr.McGill. We also have the most advanced laser hair removal machine in the city which significantly decreases the amount of time per treatment and is much more comfortable to perform especially for such areas as the bikini.
I have another question that isn’t answered here.
Please feel free to call, phone or email us and we will be happy to help.