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How much does Hand Surgery Cost?

How much does Hand Surgery Cost? | Cleveland Plastic SurgerySevere trauma or deformity related to the hand or upper extremities may require surgical repair, typically in combination with cosmetic surgery to restore both function and aesthetics. At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of hand surgery, including its estimated costs.

The first goal of the surgeon will be to educate the patient about the procedure and help them make an informed decision. Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive hand surgery from board certified and prolific plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman.

 

Price Variation

The monetary amount of hand surgery can vary from one patient to another at the same practice. The nature and extent of hand injury or deformity will be unique, requiring a customized treatment approach. Some patients may only require a minor surgical repair for simple lacerations, while some others may need a major hand or upper extremity reconstruction.

Similarly in case of hand arthritis, nerve injury or congenital deformity, the complexity of each case will vary. Advanced surgeries may involve functional as well as cosmetic surgery, in addition to the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon. The costs of post-operative rehabilitation, physical therapy, medicines, and psychological therapy should also be considered, depending on the situation.

 

Financial Factors

The costs of hand surgery can differ from one practice to another due to a number of factors. Where the practice is located is an important factor that will influence the costs. The price tag for real estate and other overhead expenses are typically higher in main metropolitan areas, prime urban centers and cities along the coasts. Therefore, a practice located in such area would typically charge more than a practice situated in a small town in a remote area.

The fee charged by the surgeon will usually depend on their qualifications and experience. The surgeon should ideally have training in both hand surgery and plastic surgery in order to create optimal results.

Board certified plastic surgeons, in particular, would invest in best practices and high quality standards, adopt the latest surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education, and follow the current safety protocols.

Major hand surgery procedures may be performed using general anesthesia, which will involve an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. Their fee will vary according to their skills and experience. The procedure may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgery center or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits associated with each option should be considered.

 

Insurance and Financing

Hand surgery procedures are often covered by health insurance. As long as the hand injury, arthritis, or congenital deformity is causing functional limitations, pain or compromising the overall quality of life, the costs of the surgery may be fully or partially covered under the patient’s health plan.

For other patients, several third party financing options are available, which include professional medical care finance companies. These companies offer quick approval loans with competitive interest rates and convenient monthly installments.

Standout and proven plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other areas and neighborhoods in this area of the north Midwest for hand surgery.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

What is Hand Surgery?

What is Hand Surgery? | Cleveland Plastic Surgery | Pepper PikeHand surgery involves surgical repair or correction of injury or deformities related to the hand and upper extremities. Hand surgery is a wide field for which cosmetic surgery is ideally suited. Dr. Bram Kaufman has advanced fellowship training in hand surgery and microsurgery (CAQSH – Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand).

Board certified and sensational plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman has the expertise and training to address the simplest to most complex hand surgery procedures.

He provides hand surgery to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities. Wherever necessary, he will work with orthopedic surgeons as well as provide occupational hand therapy and rehabilitation support to the patients.

 

Advanced Hand Reconstruction

Hand surgery may range from repairing of simple lacerations to microsurgical reconstructions, soft tissue flap reconstructions, burn reconstructions, bone grafting and treatment of severe infections. Injury or disease involving the skin, bone, tendon and joint of the hand can be treated with a combination of hand surgery and cosmetic surgery.

 

Arthritis of the Hand

In severe cases of hand arthritis, surgery may be necessary. Hand surgeries in such cases may include a simple surgery for ganglions, tendonitis or trigger fingers, all of which are aspects of arthritis. More complex surgeries for the thumb, finger or wrist arthritis may also be performed.

The surgeon may sometimes have to work in coordination with orthopedic surgeons. The surgery will usually be followed by a systematic rehabilitation process and exercises to achieve best outcomes.  

 

Brachial Plexus Hand Nerve Injury

Brachial plexus injuries may occur in accidents, and may require hand surgery. To help restore motor function, the surgeon may use techniques such as muscle transfer, including pedicled muscle flaps and free flap muscle flaps. As long as the procedure is performed by a skilled hand surgeon, it is possible to restore a significant part of the hand function following this traumatic nerve injury.

 

Hand Surgery for Congenital Defects

Congenital abnormalities of the hand range from skin tags to simple webbed fingers to complex bone abnormalities and absent digits or limbs. Corrective hand surgeries may be performed in the formative years of development or earlier. Such procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Prior to the surgery, the patient will require a detailed exam, involving x-rays or even MRI and nerve evaluations.

 

Hand Trauma

If the hand injury is minor, such as cuts, sprains, or small bone fractures, the surgeon may address it in the office setting. However, a case of severe upper extremity injury will require a multi-disciplinary approach. Once the acute phase of treatment is over, the surgeon will involve rehabilitation specialists to help in function restoration as far as possible.

These services may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical medicine, and psychological support when needed. A holistic approach to hand treatment will yield sustainable, long-term results.

The results can also be cosmetically pleasing when the procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon. The dedicated and salient Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and communities in Northern Ohio for hand surgery.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Questions to Ask Your Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Plastic Surgeon

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Questions | Pepper Pike | ClevelandEyelid lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of lower or upper eyelids or both to create a more youthful looking upper face. A new candidate for eyelid lift will naturally have many questions on their mind about how the procedure will be performed, and whether it can meet their personal cosmetic needs.

A dedicated eyelid lift surgeon will address the candidate’s questions in detail, address all their doubts and concerns, and help them make a well-informed decision. Dr. Bram Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon providing blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities across the landscape.

 

How many years of training and experience do you have in area of cosmetic and plastic surgery?

Eyelid lift surgery is a delicate procedure not only because it involves the area around the eyes, but also because the symmetry and look of the eyes will have a vital impact on the overall facial balance and appearance. Therefore, patients should choose a surgeon who has extensive training and experience in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kaufman has more than 25 years of training and experience behind him to perform such sensitive procedures.

 

Are you board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

Patients should ideally choose a surgeon who has a board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). ABPS is the most authoritative body in the field, which awards certifications after a rigorous selection process.

ABPS board certified plastic surgeons typically invest in state of the art surgical techniques and technology, high quality standards and best medical practices, pursue continuing education, and follow the latest safety protocols to create exceptional outcomes for their patients.  

 

Am I a suitable candidate for lower or upper blepharoplasty?

A committed surgeon will carefully evaluate the patient’s candidacy for a procedure such as eyelid surgery. Some patients may only need lower or upper eyelid lift, while some others may need a combination of the two. Brow lift may be additionally necessary in some cases to achieve harmonious results. Botox or dermal filler non-surgical options may also be recommended for some patients. The surgeon will prepare a customized eyelid lift plan in close consultation with the patient.

 

How much will the surgery cost me?

The patient should feel free to ask questions related to costs, insurance and financing options. Eyelid lift is usually performed as a cosmetic procedure, but in a few cases, the droopy eyelids may be causing vision obstruction. This may make the patient eligible for full or partial insurance coverage. The surgeon’s office may also be able to offer guidance about third party medical care financing firms for patients who are required to pay out of pocket.

 

What are the potential risks and complications?

Although eyelid surgery is a safe procedure, but a dedicated surgeon will still inform the patient about the potential side effects, risks and complications involved. This will enable the patient to make a well-considered choice. Stupendous and astute plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Your Eyelid Plastic Surgery Consultation

Your Eyelid Plastic Surgery Consultation | Pepper Pike | ClevelandOnce an individual has decided to seek consultation for eyelid lift cosmetic surgery, they should make an appointment with a qualified plastic surgeon. The consultation process is vitally important to the success of eyelid surgery, and creates a proper foundation for the procedure ahead. The patient should be prepared to play a proactive part in the consultation.

The surgeon will structure the consultation in such a way that aspects such as patient education, determination of candidacy, and customized surgical planning are appropriately covered. Dr. Bram Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon providing eyelid lift and various other procedures to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities.

 

Educating the Patient

At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient about the possible surgical techniques and treatment options that may be pertinent to their case. They will encourage the patient to ask questions and clear all their doubts and concerns about the procedure as well as the surgeon’s professional credentials. Costs and financing options will also be discussed. A well-informed patient will be able to make better decisions and feel more confident about the procedure.

 

Assessing Cosmetic Goals

The surgeon will seek to understand during the consultation why the patient wants to undergo eyelid lift cosmetic surgery and what exactly about their eye appearance is making them unhappy. After a clear discussion about the patient’s innate cosmetic needs and goals, the surgeon will be able to incorporate this feedback into their customized eyelid surgery plan.

 

Medical Evaluation

Patient’s medical records will be reviewed during the consultation to determine whether they are fit to receive eyelid surgery. The surgeon will examine the patient’s eye anatomy, amount of skin elasticity in the eyelid, brows and forehead area, skin type and tone, and look for any signs of untreated infection in the eyelid area. If the patient has any underlying health problems, they should inform the surgeon during the consultation.

 

Information Disclosure

The patient will be required to disclose information pertaining to any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking, as well as provide the details of all prescription, non-prescription or recreation drugs that they may be currently taking. If the patient has undergone any previous eye procedures, including LASIK, they should apprise the surgeon about it.

The surgeon may adjust the schedule of medications, provide instructions about avoiding smoking for a certain time period, and in some cases, may order additional diagnostic tests or seek clearance from the physician to perform eyelid surgery. Dependable and awesome plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and suburbs in northern Ohio for eyelid surgery.

 

Preparation and Recovery Instructions

The surgeon or their staff will provide detailed instructions to prepare the patient well for the eyelid surgery. If the patient is working, they will be advised to apply for leave for at least one week from the date of surgery. They will also be advised to arrange for transportation to return home after the surgery as well as arrange for aftercare for a few days, if needed.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Risks and Safety

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Risks and Safety | Pepper Pike Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid cosmetic surgery, is a relatively minor procedure with a low rate of complications. However, the procedure assumes significance because it involves the eyes, which are the most sensitive external organ in the body. The skin and tissue in the eyelid area are thin and delicate, requiring careful surgical manipulation.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain the potential risks and safety aspects of eyelid surgery to the patient so that they can make a well-considered decision. Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive eyelid surgery from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman.

 

Major Complications

Severe complications in eyelid surgery may only occur in exceptional cases. Hematoma, ectropian and retinal detachment are considered among the major complications in this procedure. Hematoma involves accumulation of fluid under the skin in the incision areas. The risk increases when both upper and lower eyelid surgeries are performed together along with another major procedure such as facelift or brow lift.  

The surgeon may place temporary drain tubes after the surgery to minimize the risk of hematoma. Ectropian refers to a kind of droopy effect that will result in the inversion of the lower eyelid. If this side effect occurs following the eyelid cosmetic surgery, a corrective revision procedure may have to be performed.

Retinal detachment is an exceptional event, which may only occur in extremely rare circumstances. The condition will cause the retina to be separated from the outer layers of the eye. Holes or tears in the retina may lead to this occurrence. Additional surgery will be required to correct retinal detached.

 

Other Risks

Some of the less intensive complications that may occur following eyelid surgery can include:

  • Infection
  • Excessive tearing
  • Poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Dry eyes
  • Stinging sensation in the eyes
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Appearance of whiteheads
  • Inability to keep the eyes closed during sleep
  • Blurry or double vision

These side effects often clear up without requiring any special treatment. However, in a few cases, the complication may not resolve on its own, or may become permanent. Successful and judicious plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other areas across the landscape for eyelid surgery and various other procedures.

 

Minor Side Effects

Post-Surgical Discomfort

Soreness, irritation and mild pain in the incision sites may be experienced in the first few days. The patient will feel some tightness and soreness in the eyelids as the anesthesia effect wears off. Prescription pain medications in the first week can help to keep the patient comfortable during recovery.

 

Swelling

Minor swelling and redness will usually occur around the incision sites following eyelid surgery. As per the surgeon’s advice, the patient should use ice therapy or cold compresses in the first one or two days to mitigate swelling.

 

Scarring

Scarring is unavoidable in any surgical procedure, but in eyelid surgery, the scars can be concealed to some extent. Scars will progressively fade in most cases.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Preparing for a Facelift Surgery

Facelift Surgery

A facelift is a major cosmetic surgery procedure that should be preceded by a proper preparation. A well-prepared patient will usually feel more relaxed and confident prior to the surgery and achieve more satisfying outcomes in the end. Preparation will start right from the day the surgeon has approved a patient as a candidate for facelift.

During the initial consultation for facelift, the surgeon will provide detailed instructions to the patient for preparation. The patient should diligently follow the instructions for their own sake. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides facelift to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities and neighborhoods in this part of the state.

Preparatory Instructions

If the patient has a habit of smoking, they will be required to quit smoking for a specified time period before the facelift procedure commences. Cigarette smoke contains nicotine, which can interfere with the oxygen flow in the blood, increasing the risk of surgery as well as slowing the healing process.

The surgeon will also require the patient to refrain from taking certain types of medications, vitamins and herbal supplements for a few days before the surgery. Some prescription drugs of the patient may have to be rescheduled in consultation with the prescribing doctor.

The patient should focus on a balanced and nutritious diet as far as possible before the surgery, and increase the intake of lean proteins in the diet. They may also be encouraged to improve fitness levels and follow a regular exercise regimen prior to the surgery.body 15

Health Assessment

Prior to the facelift plastic surgery, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s facial and neck anatomy, check the degree of skin laxity, skin type, muscle weakness, presence of fat pockets, and the strength of the facial bone structure. They will also review the patient’s medical records, and encourage the patient to share their personal health and cosmetic goals.

The patient should be prepared to disclose all relevant information about their current and past health issues, and any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol or drugs. This will allow the surgeon to prepare in advance for any potential risks and adjust the surgical plan to improve the risk profile.

Other Preparatory Steps

The patient should ideally complete any pressing household or office assignments well before the surgery in order to have a stress-free procedure and recovery. Working individuals should apply for at least one week’s leave at the workplace, and another week of less strenuous activity at work.

They should arrange in advance for someone who can drive them back home after the facelift surgery, and preferably stay over for the first one or two nights to assist the patient. Alternatively, the patient may arrange for help for a few days, particularly if they have little kids to look after.

Basic essential items for recovery such as pain medications, gauze bandage, ice packs, loose garments that open in the front and extra pillows should be arranged in advance. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Choose a Facelift Surgeon You can Trust

Facelift Surgeon

Facelift The most visible part of the body is the face, and aging signs will naturally show first on the face before they appear elsewhere. Facelift cosmetic surgery procedure can dramatically enhance facial youth and make a person look and feel younger. However, the key to success in this procedure lies in the skill and expertise of the operating surgeon who will perform facelift.

Dr. Bram Kaufman is a highly experienced plastic surgeon with a board certification from the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Dr. Kaufman provides facelift and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and communities in this part of the nation.

Professional Credentials

While selecting a surgeon for an intricate procedure such as facelift cosmetic surgery, the patient should carefully consider the academic qualifications, training, experience and professional standing of the surgeon. The authoritative expertise of the surgeon is the single most defining factor that will impact the final outcome in this procedure.

Dr. Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon from the ABPS, which places him in the select group of surgeons in the country who have been certified by this premier Board after a rigorous evaluation. Dr. Kaufman is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), which is the leading industry association in its field.

Dr. Kaufman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and has been on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center for two years. With more than 25 years of surgical experience and training behind him, Dr. Kaufman is a recognized as an authority in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Customization

Dr. Kaufman knows from experience that deeply satisfying outcomes in a procedure such as facelift can be achieved when the surgeon tailors the procedure according to the patient’s unique anatomical and cosmetic needs and goals. He will adopt a customized surgical approach, which ensures that more targeted results are created in a less invasive manner.

To meet the goals of customization, Dr. Kaufman will carefully assess the patient’s facial skin type and thickness, degree of skin laxity, underlying muscle weakness, and the strength of the facial bone structure. Based on this evaluation, he will recommend the most appropriate surgical technique.

Balancing Science and Art

Having invested decades in the practice of plastic surgery, Dr. Kaufman is now in a position where he can consistently achieve the perfect balance between science and art in every facelift surgery he performs. He uses a combination of these principles to create results that are not just aesthetically attractive, but also sustainable and natural looking.

The results of facelift with Dr. Kaufman are invariably more balanced and symmetrical, which the patient can expect to enjoy for years to come. Dedicated plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas.

Dr. Kaufman continually invests his time to acquire the latest surgical techniques and technology, and follows the current safety protocols to produce safe and best outcomes for his patients seeking facelift and other procedures.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Questions to Ask Your Facelift Surgeon

Facelift Plastic Surgery

From an aesthetic perspective, your face is the most important part of an individual’s persona. Therefore, a cosmetic surgery procedure such as facelift should carefully considered, and the patient should make an effort to select the most appropriate surgeon to achieve predictable results.

During the initial consultation, the patient will have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify all their concerns related to facelift surgery and the credentials of the surgeon. Patients who have acquired complete clarity about the procedure will usually feel more confident and make better decisions.

Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and communities in Northern Ohio have an opportunity to receive facelift surgery and other procedures from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman.

Key Questions to Ask

The patient should ideally list down the questions that they want to ask from the surgeon during the pre-op consultation. This will ensure that all important questions are covered at once and they can make a well-considered decision. Some of the key questions may include:blonde girl

  • Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery?
  • How long have you trained and worked in the field of general surgery and cosmetic surgery?
  • Do you have specific experience in the area of facial surgery, and what is your patient satisfaction rate?
  • Are you affiliated with one of the local hospitals to perform facelift and other procedures?
  • Which surgical venue would you recommend in my case?
  • Do you have a professionally trained staff who can assist me during the course of the procedure?
  • Will I be able to meet you during each of my visits to your office in connection with facelift surgery?
  • Do I make a suitable candidate for facelift surgery?
  • Which surgical technique would you choose in my case, and do you suggest any additional procedure for me such as neck lift?
  • Can I have access to facelift before and after images of your earlier patients?
  • Can I review the testimonial or comments of one of your previous patients who has undergone the same surgery?
  • Will you introduce me to one of your staff members who can show me around your office?
  • Would you recommend general or local anesthesia to perform my facelift procedure?
  • In case of an emergency, will your office be equipped to deal with it?
  • What will be the estimated duration of my facelift surgery inside the operating room?
  • What are potential risks and side effects that I should be aware of?
  • Will the recovery be long and painful?
  • How many days of leave should I apply for at my workplace?
  • How much will the surgery cost me, including the pre- and post-operative expenses?

 

It is a good ideal for new patients to visit the surgeon’s official website prior to visiting for a consultation. They can learn more about the practice and the procedure from the website and have a more productive consultation after that. Judicious plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Your Facelift Surgery Consultation

Your Facelift Surgery Consultation | Cleveland Plastic SurgeryFacial anatomy and features are unique in each individual, which makes it important to customize facelift surgery to suit their requirements. Pre-op consultation has a vital role to play in this procedure, and forms the basis for a successful surgery.

Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other communities across the horizon in northern Ohio have an opportunity to receive facelift and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman.

 

Determining Candidacy

A responsible surgeon’s first concern will be to assess the patient’s fitness to undergo a major procedure such as facelift cosmetic surgery, and determine whether it is appropriate to their needs. If the patient has an underlying health condition that could interfere with the surgery or the recovery, it may have to addressed first or appropriate adjustments in the surgery plan may have to be made.

The surgeon will review the patient’s health records as well as make any necessary adjustments in their ongoing medication schedule. A few medical tests may be ordered in some cases. The patient’s age, facial profile, skin type, and amount of skin laxity will be considered to recommend the right facelift technique or suggest a combination with neck lift or other procedures.

 

Assessing Cosmetic Goals

The surgeon will utilize the consultation opportunity to understand the reasons why the patient wants to receive facelift surgery, and what exactly about their face may be bothering them. Some patients may only need a subtle, maintenance procedure, while others may require a significant or dramatic improvement in the facial appearance.

Based on their personal cosmetic goals and needs, the surgeon will decide whether facelift should be performed independently or together with another procedure. The patient’s inputs will be used to prepare a customized facelift surgery plan. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

 

Educating the Patient

During the facelift consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about different aspects of the surgery, and help them make an informed choice. The candidate should feel free to ask questions and clarify any doubts and concerns during the consultation. The surgeon will address all concerns of the patient in a detailed and accurate manner.

To help the patient form reasonable expectations from facelift, the surgeon may present facelift surgery before and after photos during the consultation. Sometimes the surgeon may like to share the testimonials and reviews given by past patients so that the patient gains insights about the procedure from the perspective of other patients.

 

Preparatory Guidelines

Detailed guidelines for the pre- and post-operative period will be given to the patient to help them prepare for the facelift procedure. The patient will be required to refrain from smoking as well as taking certain prescription or non-prescription drugs for a specified time period. Costs, payment methods, insurance, and financing issues will also be addressed during the consultation process.

To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

Facelift Plastic Surgery Risks and Safety

Facelift Plastic Surgery Risks and Safety | Cleveland | Pepper PikeSeveral less invasive techniques to perform facelift cosmetic surgery have evolved over the years, which make the procedure safer and more effective. However, like any other surgery, certain risks still remain inherent to facelift procedure.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of facelift surgery, and will also apprise the patient about its potential risks and complications. This will help the patient to make an informed choice. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides facelift to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations.

 

Potential Risks

Some of the risks that are usually associated with facelift cosmetic surgery procedure include:

 

Poor Reaction to Anesthesia

General anesthesia in case of facelift will only be performed by an anesthesiologist or a qualified anesthetist nurse. They will determine the patient’s fitness for the procedure, and will remain present through the surgery to monitor the patient’s response. The surgeon will also perform a medical review to anticipate the risk of anesthesia and prepare appropriately for it.

 

Infection

The risk of infection to some extent is inevitable in any surgical procedure. However, the risk can be mitigated if the surgery center maintains robust standards of hygiene and sanitation. The patient will also receive post-operative care instructions from the surgeon to minimize infections during the early phase of recovery.

 

Fluid Accumulation

Excess fluid or blood accumulation below the skin in the incision areas can cause the risk of hematoma following facelift cosmetic surgery. Revision surgery may be required to correct severe cases of hematoma. Temporary drain tubes will be placed under the skin to reduce this risk.  

 

Nerve Damage

In exceptional situations, a cut or a nick in a facial nerve may occur while the facelift surgery is being performed. This may lead to numbness or even partial facial paralysis. Although most patients will recover from it soon, a few patients may need corrective surgery. A conservative approach to facelift surgery can help to minimize this risk.

 

Unfavorable Scarring

Some amount of scarring cannot be avoided in a major surgery such as facelift. But an expert plastic surgeon will usually manage to camouflage most of the scars in inconspicuous locations or in natural facial creases.

In rare cases, if the incisions are not well hidden in the hairline or behind the ear, some scarring may become visible after the surgery. Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other communities in this part of northern Ohio for a facelift.

 

Risk Reduction

The patient should ideally choose a board certified plastic surgeon for facelift in order to minimize risks. These surgeons will invest in the highest quality standards and best practices, adopt the latest techniques and technology, pursue continuing education, and follow current safety protocols.

The patient, on their part, should be prepared to disclose full required information to the surgeon and carefully adhere to their pre- and post-operative care instructions. A relationship of trust and open communication between the patient and the surgeon will help to minimize risk.


To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

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