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Quick Walk Through When Considering Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

By Peter Brownrigg on February 21, 2017

When it’s your first time considering undergoing a procedure, it can be pretty daunting. This quick walk through, we hope will make the process much easier for you .

 

Maybe you have been considering a non surgical treatment such as Botox, Juvederm fillers or Thermage which smooths out the facial skin and awakens our natural collagen. Or perhaps you are considering something a little more extensive, such as a facelift, cheek implants or rhinoplasty. There are many things to consider in the beginning, here are some guidelines you can follow when you are making your decisions. 

The best first step should always be to make sure that the procedure will be done by a board certified surgeon with several years experience in their craft. Another really important step to take would be to schedule a consultation with your surgeon and have them evaluate the particular enhancement you are considering. Afterwords during discussions, you and the doctor can establish the best options to create the results you are aiming for. Your consultation will be tailored to meet your needs as each individuals case, varies from person to person. 

Once you have had your consultation, you will be given all the information and tools to make an informed decision to then be able to go ahead and set up the date for your procedure. The doctor, and his knowledgeable staff, will guide you on all of the care that is needed prior to your procedure date, as well as the aftercare required.

Often when you are considering Botox or Juvederm, and have chosen to go forward with it, you can skip the wait period of a second appointment. The doctor, as in our case, Dr. Peter Brownrigg will often go ahead and do that procedure at the end of your personalised consultation appointment. Be reassured in the fact that all injectable treatments are administered by Dr Brownrigg himself. With over 28 years of experience, he uses a cannula technique which is significantly less painful, and allows for minimal bruising and bleeding. Therefore also allowing you to recover more quickly and have a less noticeable appearance at the injection sites and surrounding areas.

If you are leaning more towards a facelift, rhinoplasty,  facial implants or perhaps another surgery offered. The doctor will again go over all the steps along the way and make sure you are fully informed of every detail of the said surgery and procedure. You are prompted to call us with any questions that may arise as we always want to provide you with the upmost care and comfort that we can.

Being well informed is one major part of the decision making process. Another significant part is knowing that it is with a doctor you can trust. When these two objectives are met, the rest will mostly fall into place. There will be a certain amount of recovery time if surgery is the avenue for you.  Please consider that time off from your regular duties during the suggested time frame will be needed. As well, you will have to have someone with you for the initial day or two after surgery. A wonderful alternative, is to stay at Revera or other retirement residences, where convalescent care for post-op patients is offered at a very reasonable price.

Maybe money is also a factor and you feel its not in your budget at this time. Keep in mind that the cost of your procedure includes all additional fees, such as all office visits, your surgeons fee, nursing fees, anesthesia fee, surgical room,  and pre/post operative care. Therefore allowing you to know upfront, without any surprises, the exact costs associated. As well, there are financing options available.  We can definitely suggest them to you if you are ready to move forward with your booking.

All in all, if there are some features you aren’t so happy with or would like to have enhanced, we would be very interested in meeting with you and discussing all of your options in a personal and private setting. Sometimes when we make small changes on the outside it can have a profound effect on how we feel on the inside. Being happy and comfortable in your skin is important for your overall outlook as you go through this life. Speak to your Facial Plastic surgeon and explore your many options.  Call us today to schedule your consultation. (613)724-1214

There is no time like the present to feel GREAT!

 

 

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Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R9

All Hours Directions (613) 724-1214