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Does Concord Plastic Surgery offer financing for cosmetic surgery?
Patients can finance procedures using CareCredit, a special healthcare credit card used to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance, and special financing options are available that you may not be able to get with other cards. CareCredit offers long and short term financing solutions. You can learn more, and apply for CareCredit, here https://www.carecredit.com.
If I have BOTOX will I be able to move my eye brows?
BOTOX and fillers can smooth out facial lines and make you look well-rested. Neither of these procedures should prevent you from moving the muscles in your face. A qualified medical provider can give you the results you desire without making your face look frozen or artificial.
Is Tummy Tuck surgery an alternative to losing weight?
Tummy Tuck surgery can remove some excess fat and skin from your abdomen and liposuction can remove some excess fat from your abdomen and thighs. Both of these procedures can help restore your profile after you have lost weight. Neither is an alternative to a weight loss program that includes exercise and healthy eating. Your surgeon can help you decide whether surgery is right for you.
What is the right age to have a face lift?
There is no minimum or maximum age for face lift surgery. Whether or not to have a face lift is a personal decision and the right time for a face lift depends largely on genetics. Some people are prone toward drooping eyelids (ptosis) that can impair vision and may dictate the timing of surgery. Others can achieve the results they desire with BOTOX and fillers. If you are considering a face lift, meet with your surgeon; they can advise you on the results you can expect from surgery.
What are breast implants made of?
There are two types of breast implants approved for sale in the United States by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): saline-filled and silicone gel-filled. Both types have a silicone outer shell. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel, which feels very similar to human fat.
Implants come in a variety of sizes. When choosing an implant, you need to consider three measurements: diameter, profile (or projection), and volume. Your body type and desired results will impact your implant choice.
Your surgeon can help you choose the implant that is right for you.