Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Specialist
Many people in the Torrance, CA area start to feel unhappy with certain facial features over time, especially as they grow older. Dr. David Bray at Bray Plastic Surgery is here to help patients capture or recapture the facial beauty they long for.

Plastic Surgery Q & A

by David Bray, MD

What Does Plastic Surgery Include?

Plastic surgery covers a very wide range of procedures, including both face and body surgeries. Dr. Bray of Bray Plastic Surgery specializes in facial plastic surgery. Some of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures done today include blepharoplasty, neck lift, facelift, rhinoplasty, otoplasty (ear pinning,) brow lift, and lip augmentation.

How Are Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery Different?

Cosmetic surgery is designed to reshape structurally normal areas of the body for the purpose of improving appearance. This type of surgery is elective and is not typically covered by health insurance companies. Reconstructive surgery is designed to correct abnormal body structures, for example, congenital defects. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by health insurance companies, but the degree of coverage can greatly vary.

How Long Is Recovery After Plastic Surgery?

This will vary based on the patient and the procedure. Most people are able to return to work and their routine about a week to two weeks after surgery, especially if they are careful to follow the surgeon's guidelines regarding recovery.

Can More Than One Plastic Surgery Be Done at Once?

Yes, in fact, it is quite common for patients who have multiple concerns to have 2 or more procedures at the same time. By scheduling the procedures at the same time, the patient only has to go under anesthesia once which means that the recovery can be done all at once and that the overall cost of the surgery is reduced. For example, patients who need a major correction in both their face and neck may have a facelift and a neck lift during the same surgical session.

How Long Do Plastic Surgery Results Last?

This can vary by procedure, but most facial plastic surgery results last for years. Some surgeries, such as rhinoplasty, are essentially permanent since the nose doesn't undergo changes during adulthood.

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