FAQ

1. Is Cosmetic Surgery painful?
2. When will I be able to go back to work?
3. Will people know that I had a cosmetic procedure done?
4. How long do the results last?
5. Will there be noticeable scars?
6. How long will I be at the surgery center?
7. How much does it cost?
8. How many people undergo cosmetic surgery?
9. What is the common age for individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery?
10.How many men have cosmetic surgery?
11.How do I find a qualified surgeon?
12.What about the qualifications of the staff?
13.What should I expect at my first consultation appointment?

1. Is Cosmetic Surgery painful?

During the procedure, anesthesia is administered to ensure that you will be comfortable and feel no pain. We may use general anesthesia, local anesthesia or sedation depending on the procedure that is being done. After surgery, any discomfort you experience can usually be controlled with medications and will subside within a few days.

2. When will I be able to go back to work?

Depending on the procedure, on average, most patients are able to go back to work within 7 to 10 days. Some procedures have a faster recovery and you may be able to go back to work within 3-5 days (office work). This will be discussed during your consultation with the doctor.

3. Will people know that I had a cosmetic procedure done?

Most cosmetic procedures will improve your looks subtly without any excessive attention. Generally, people will ask if you are on a new diet or exercise regimen, but typically they will not know that you had surgery. Ideally, results will make you look natural, healthy and beautiful without looking like you have had surgery done. Some procedures will give you a dramatic and more attractive look.

4. How long do the results last?

Cosmetic procedures that focus on rejuvenation such as a face lift, forehead lift, laser resurfacing and eyelid surgery can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. Cosmetic procedures that focus on reshaping your body, such as liposuction, can last a lifetime unless a change in lifestyle causes you to gain weight. Other procedures, such as rhinoplasty, chin augmentation and cheek augmentation can last a lifetime.

5. Will there be noticeable scars?

We also use techniques to hide scars in certain areas so that they are barely noticeable. Our goal is to minimize the appearance of scars with the use of lasers and advanced sophisticated technology, including dermabrasion and CO2 lasers.

6. How long will I be at the surgery center?

Most procedures are done as an outpatient service, meaning you will generally go home the same day as your surgery. If an overnight stay is required, you will be monitored by a Registered Nurse while you rest comfortably in our recovery room. You will be asked to arrive one hour prior to your scheduled surgery time in order to be prepared for the surgery. You should expect to stay a few hours after your surgery is complete to make sure you are feeling good and are able to tolerate any discomfort. You will be released when you are comfortable and ready to go home.

7. How much does it cost?

Cosmetic surgery is available to everyone. In additional to increased affordability, financing options are available.

8. How many people undergo cosmetic surgery?

Every year, millions of people undergo cosmetic procedures for various reasons.

9. What is the common age for individuals who undergo cosmetic surgery?

The majority of the people, who present themselves for cosmetic procedures, are between the ages of 35 and 50. Approximately 20-25% of the people who come in for cosmetic procedures are between the ages of 19 and 35. The rest are over the age of 50.

10. How many men have cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery has become quite popular among men. Common procedures include liposuction, rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid surgery, surgical treatment of gynecomastia (enlarged breast), fat or synthetic filler transfer to the face, chin augmentation or reduction, hair transplants, and laser hair removal. We are seeing more and more cosmetic procedures performed on men and we are pleased to provide these services and others.

11. How do I find a qualified surgeon?

It is very important for patients who are interested in plastic surgery to seek a surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. You need a surgeon that has completed a number of procedures ranging in breast augmentations, liposuctions, abdominoplasty (tummy tucks) and face lifts to give you the best cosmetic results. Aside from knowledge, cosmetic surgery also requires a skillful hand to achieve the most natural results.

12. What about the qualifications of the staff?

At OC Dr. K Plastic Surgery, we use a board certified Anesthesiologist and highly advanced trained staff to perform a surgical procedure under general anesthesia. All emergency equipment is up to date and available at our hospital-level accredited facility. Dr Kalantarian has hospital privilege at the Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center.

13. What should I expect at my first consultation appointment?

At your first consultation, you will meet with Dr. Kalantarian personally, not a nurse or surgical coordinator. You and Dr. Kalantarian will discuss your goals regarding cosmetic surgery and any concerns you may have. Dr. Kalantarian will then examine you and various treatment options will be discussed. Any questions you have will be addressed so that you are fully aware of what to expect. Risk and benefits of the procedure and recovery time will also be discussed.