In this episode, Dr. Sadrian and Mordechai discuss cosmetic surgery, how to make a good decision, and how to prepare for the process.
The ideal patient is one that takes their time and does their homework so that they are well armed with questions and basic knowledge. Some patients have misaligned or unreasonable expectations of what surgery can accomplish.There is nothing textbook about trauma surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a combination of science and art together.First thing is to find out what the patient wants. What are the things that are bothering them and what are their goals?The results are a partnership. If a patient works hard before and after the surgery, then there could be better results.There needs to be some time between the weight loss and the cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadrian thinks that 6 months is the minimum wait time.Sometimes the surgery is done in stages. It generally takes 6 weeks for the majority of healing to happen after surgery. That is still not 100% recovery.Since people are using Zoom more frequently and seeing themselves, facial surgeries have increased.When you cut something there is going to be a scar.The tricky part is placing the scar in a place where it is less visible.Always ask “why?”. What do you want and what is your goal?Relevant Links