New York Area Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

FAQ’s

In general, non-smoking individuals in good health are good candidates for plastic surgery. It isn’t an ideal option for those who suffer from serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure or depression.

No, there is no specific laws in the United States that prevent the people under the age of 18 from undergoing plastic surgery. However, most of the surgeons require their patients to be legal aged adults who can make a fully informed decision to have the procedure.

Almost all the surgical and non-surgical procedures carry some level of risk.  Those having a history of lung disease, cardiovascular disease, obesity or diabetes are at higher risk of developing complications after plastic surgery.

Before starting your procedure, Dr Hiyad Al-Husaini will sit down you and answer all of your questions so that you can understand the risks and benefits associated with the procedure.

During the surgery, she will take all the possible measures to minimize complications.

For a smooth surgery and fast healing process, it’s essential for the patient to thoroughly discuss the all medical conditions with the doctor and strictly follow the pre- and post-operative instructions given by him/her.

Since it is a surgery, you should expect some pain during the initial stage of recovery. Different plastic surgery procedure may cause different levels of discomfort. Also, different people respond differently to plastic surgery procedures.

At AH Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to helping you maintain a comfort level both during and after the surgery. During the initial consultation, Dr Hiyad Al-Husaini will discuss your concerns about pain management and prescribe appropriate pain-relieving medications.

During the initial consultation, Dr Hiyad Al-Husaini will give you instructions to prepare yourself for the surgery. She will instruct you what your eating, drinking and smoking habits should be before the procedure and which vitamins and medications you should avoid.

She may also recommend you some clinical tests prior to your surgery. Before your treatment gets underway, you will be asked to sign a consent form to make sure that you have fully understood the procedure, any risks associated with it and potential complications.

A patient usually needs at least a week off from school or work after undergoing plastic surgery and can resume gentle working after almost two weeks.

Yes, and it is very common. Having multiple procedures done at the same time can help you save expenses of paying charges of the operating room again and again.

However, the practice is not suitable for everyone. Some patients may experience complications after undergoing multiple surgeries in one operation.

Dr Hiyad Al-Husaini takes into account factors like your age, general health, types of procedures to be performed and extent of surgery etc. and decides whether or not it is appropriate for you to have more than one procedure simultaneously.

Not necessarily. However, it is a good idea to for the people suffering from obesity to start weight loss exercises before undergoing surgery.

The patients are not allowed to perform regular aerobic exercises at least two weeks after undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure in order to prevent bleeding, bruising and swelling.

What is the Difference between Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery?

Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed to reshape and improve the appearance of a normal and functioning part of the body. Reconstructive surgery is performed to correct an abnormality caused by a birth defect, development abnormality, trauma, disease or infection.

The duration of plastic surgery results varies from patient to patient, depending on factors like age, genetics, health and dietary habits etc. After undergoing plastic surgery, the responsibility lies on the patient to maintain the results achieved from a specific procedure.

Like a facelift surgery can last for up to a decade if you exercise regularly, maintain a healthy diet and avoid exposure to the sun.

Similarly, your results from a breast reduction, augmentation or reconstruction surgery may change with the hormonal changes of pregnancy.