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Hand Surgery Risks and Safety

Hand Surgery Risks and Safety | Cleveland Plastic Surgery | OhioHand surgery may be performed as a corrective procedure, or a cosmetic surgery, or both. In each case, it will involve certain risks, which are inherent to almost any surgical procedure. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of hand surgery, including the potential risks and safety aspects.

As part of the standard protocol, patients are required to sign consent forms to ensure that they have fully understood the procedure as well as the potential risks associated with it. Board certified and sensational plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides hand surgery to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities in The Buckeye State.

 

Common Risks

If the hand surgery is performed to repair damaged tendons, it will have the following potential risks:

 

Infection

About five percent of the tendon repair patients may develop an infection. The risk is higher if the hand has sustained external damage and the wound is exposed to contaminants. Crushing injuries also increase the risk of infection. Signs of infection may include persistent redness and swelling in the hand, increasing pain or tenderness, or high fever following the hand surgery or plastic surgery. Common infections are often successfully treated with a course of antibiotics.

 

Repair Failure

In rare cases, a repair failure may occur. It will typically happen soon after the hand surgery when the tendon is at its weakest. If the patient fails to follow the surgeon’s instructions correctly about resting the operated tendon, a rupture may occur. Falls, trips or collisions may also cause rupture of the repaired tendon. The condition may necessitate additional surgery.

 

Tendon Adhesion

Tendon adhesion occurs when the tendons get stuck with the surrounding tissue and the hand movement becomes restricted. In severe cases of tendon adhesion, surgery may be required to free the stuck tendon. If the patient finds difficulty in moving the hand during rehabilitation or recovery phase, they should contact the surgeon.

 

Surgical Risks

Some of the potential risks which are typically associated with surgical procedures such as hand surgery include:

  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Skin contour irregularities
  • Skin discoloration
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Damage to deeper structures
  • Persistent pain
  • Possibility of revision surgery

 

Additional Risks Specific to Hand Surgery

  • Recurrence or non-improvement of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Extensor Tendon and Flexor Tendon: Failure of tendon repair, tendon scarring, poor function restoration, additional incisions in case tendon retraction
  • Tenolysis: Tendon rupture, recurrent tendon scarring, abnormal position of the tendon, fluid accumulation, wound breakdown
  • Tendon scarring and non-improvement in case of trigger finger

Hand surgery is a specialized procedure that must be performed by a trained and experienced surgeon in order to minimize the risks. Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and suburbs in The Birthplace of Aviation State have an opportunity to receive hand surgery from the profound and dedicated plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman.

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.

Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for Women and Men

Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for Women and Men | Cleveland OhioOne of the most natural needs of a human being is to look good. But genetics, aging, illness, stress, environment, and unbalanced lifestyles can take a toll on the physical appearance.

This is where cosmetic surgery procedures can help to improve specific aspects of physical appearance and help an individual enhance their looks as well as personal confidence.  

Each year millions of American people now choose cosmetic procedures and achieve desirable results. The procedures are now sought after not just by women, but also many men.

The safety and success rates in plastic surgery have made these procedures more popular than ever before. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides cosmetic procedures to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations across the horizon.

 

10% Growth Rate

According to the data released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in its new multi-specialty statistical report, American people spent over $15 billion on surgical and non-surgical procedures in 2016. This translates to a year on year growth of 11 percent over the previous year.

About 56 percent of the procedures performed were related to cosmetic surgery, while the remaining 44 percent were non-surgical procedures. The figure of $15 billion represents the biggest amount invested in cosmetic procedures in a single year ever since ASAPS established its annual Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey about two decades ago.

New research from ASAPS reveals that aesthetic aspirations of Americans are undergoing a change. Many women and men now want more refined and subtle treatments. For example, more women now seek fat transfer breast augmentation to make their breasts appear more proportionate because they feel traditional breast implants are too obvious. Breast lift surgery is also an increasingly popular procedure because it creates subtle results.

However, these trends do not mean that the demand for breast augmentation is declining in absolute terms. More women still prefer breast implant surgery, and it continues to rank among the topmost procedures. Surgeries once considered niche, such as labiaplasty, are now becoming mainstream. Procedures such as tummy tuck, neck lift, and Botox are now increasingly acceptable to men.

 

Five Most In-Demand Procedures

The five most in-demand procedures in 2016, as per the ASAPS figures, for both women and men combined, include:

  • Liposuction – 414,335 procedures
  • Breast Augmentation – 310,444 procedures
  • Tummy Tuck – 181,540 procedures
  • Eyelid Surgery – 173,883 procedures
  • Breast Lift – 161,412 procedures

 

Liposuction

Liposuction fat reduction surgery can be performed using the tumescent technique, which only requires local anesthesia.

 

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation may be performed using saline or silicone implants, or using fat transfer for women who want more natural looking results.

 

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck abdominal contouring surgery can help create a flatter and firmer abdomen, and is chosen by both women and men.

 

Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery as well as a combined procedure can create a rejuvenated eye appearance.

 

Breast Lift

Breast lift can remove excess skin from the breasts and provide a subtle lift to make the breasts look firmer and more youthful.

Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas.

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.

Hand Surgery Recovery

Hand Surgery Recovery | Cleveland Plastic Surgery | Pepper PikeRecovery following a hand surgery and cosmetic surgery will vary according to the extent of repair performed. Most patients will be able to return home the same day after they have recovered from anesthesia effects and have the arrangements in place for transportation and aftercare.

At the time of the initial consultation, the hand surgeon will discuss various aspects of the procedure, including the recovery process. The patient should be prepared to follow the recovery instructions carefully in order to achieve the best outcomes. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides hand surgery to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other cities and communities in this part of Northern Ohio.

 

Immediate Post-Op Phase

Once the patient has recovered fully from the effects of anesthesia, they may be able to go back home. The arm will feel numb and floppy for the first few hours. The hand may be placed in a sling to keep it elevated in order to mitigate swelling. Initial bruising and swelling will cause mild pain for the first few days. The surgeon may prescribe pain meds to keep the patient comfortable after the hand repair and cosmetic surgery.

For the first few days, the patient will be instructed to the hand above the heart level as far as possible to help reduce swelling. The patient will not be allowed to drive for a few weeks after the surgery. If required, they should have someone stay over at home for a few days to help with the daily chores.

 

Recovery and Rehabilitation

If the hand has been placed in splint, the patient will be required to wear it at all times for about three to six weeks. The patient should take care to prevent the splint from getting wet, and should cover it with a plastic bag while having a shower. The physical therapist will teach a few specific hand exercises after the surgery, either before the patient has left the surgery center, or at a later appointment date.

The exercises are designed to prevent the repaired hand tendons from getting stuck to the surrounding tissue, which can restrain hand movement. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to avoid smoking for several weeks or months in order to allow for safe and effective healing.

 

Returning to Normal Routine

The nature and location of the hand injury will determine how soon the patient can return to their normal routine or go back to their workplace. It takes about three months for the repaired tendon to regain its full strength, but the full range of movement may only be restored in about six months. In a few cases, the affected thumb or finger may never move as much as before it was injured.

Most patients are, however, able to resume light activities such as writing or typing in about six to eight weeks. Driving, light lifting, and other light activities may be resumed in eight to 10 weeks, while heavy lifting can be resumed in about 12 weeks.

Tremendous and percipient plastic surgeon Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas in The Buckeye State 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.

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.

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