Cosmetic Surgery Questions

Cosmetic Surgery Questions


Miami Plastic Surgery Provider – Lee A. Gibstein, MD
Also Serving Boynton Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach


In your initial consultation with Dr. Gibstein, he will discuss your concerns, your goals, and your options. You can expect honesty and thoroughness during this consultation. Dr. Gibstein and his staff are always willing to work with you to make sure that the results you want are the results you get. The consultation is also an ideal time to ask any questions and bring up any fears you may have. Dr. Gibstein will be happy to provide you with all the information necessary to help you make the decision that is best for you.

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Dr. Gibstein is always happy to answer your individual questions concerning cosmetic surgery. The following responses are designed to address questions frequently asked by our Miami / Boynton Beach plastic surgery patients. Please contact us with additional questions or for more information.

1. What is cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a surgical specialty that deals with improving the appearance of the skin and soft tissues of the body. Although cosmetic surgery usually refers to cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, facelift, and breast augmentation, the term also can be used to refer to nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures such as Botox injections and chemical peel.

2. Am I a candidate for cosmetic surgery?

Many people are good candidates for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Gibstein can help you determine if a specific procedure is appropriate for you or if you may be better served by an alternative. In general, good candidates for cosmetic surgery are in good health, understand the risks and benefits about the procedure they are considering, and have realistic expectations of anticipated results. If you are interested in finding out whether or not you are a candidate for a cosmetic surgery procedure, please contact Dr. Gibstein today to set up a consultation.

3. What procedures do you offer?

Dr. Gibstein performs facelift, forehead lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, laser skin resurfacing, fat injection, BOTOX¨ Cosmetic, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, liposuction, surgery for gynecomastia, abdominoplasty, and procedures for the skin.

4. What is recovery like?

Recovery time varies, depending on which procedure(s) you have and on your individual case. Most patients need some help and lots of rest for at least two days following surgery. You might be able to go back to work anywhere from a few days to a few weeks later. Again, this depends on your body, your job, and your procedure. For instance, Miami tummy tuck patients might require a longer recovery time than liposuction patients. In addition, it is important to be aware that cosmetic surgery is generally considered safe, but complications are possible with any surgical procedure.

5. Is cosmetic surgery covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic surgery. There may be a few exceptions (e.g. breast reduction surgery done to alleviate back pain). Although insurance does not typically cover cosmetic procedures, Dr. Gibstein and his staff want the benefits of cosmetic surgery to be available to as many people as possible. To that end, we offer several financing options and will work with you to come up with an appropriate payment plan.

Lee A. Gibstein, MD
1166 Kane Concourse, 3rd Floor Bay Harbor Island, FL 33154 (305)865-2802
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