The term “plastic” or “cosmetic surgery” actually covers a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures which alter the body’s outward appearance. Procedures are used to shape certain body parts such as the breast or nose, to soften skin tone reducing or eliminating wrinkles, and to correct problems resulting from either accident or disease.
Plastic surgery procedures are generally safe and relatively painless when performed by an experienced surgeon, although each procedure is different. As with all surgical procedures, there are certain degrees of risk and uncertainty. During your initial consultation, Dr. Joseph will discuss your procedure with you in detail, describing the realistic potential outcome and any possible risks involved.
Most procedures are performed using local anesthesia, others are performed using intravenous sedation. Certain procedures will require general anesthesia. The decision concerning the type of anesthesia to be used will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.