FAQs

FAQs Brisbane Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Absolutely! Sometimes people aren’t ready for an operation, aren’t appropriate for an operation, or just haven’t done any research. I’m happy to sit down and discuss the ins and outs of any procedure. But if a patient approaches me with an expectation that is out of step from what is possible, or reasonable, then we have the discussion about what is possible and what is reasonable.

Of all the procedures, certainly breast reconstructions are increasing. This is likely due to the ‘Angelina Jolie’ effect. After having bilateral mastectomies and reconstruction, more women have sought a reconstructive procedure.

Labiaplasties are also becoming more popular. In the past, it was a procedure that was not talked about often. With time, people have understood that it’s a procedure that can alleviate some very uncomfortable symptoms!

Breast augmentations certainly have had a bit of media focus recently as well. They are very popular, and will likely continue to be a popular operation.

During an operation, there are multiple types of anaesthetic used to ensure safety and comfort. The main categories of anaesthesia are:

  1. local
  2. regional
  3. sedation
  4. general

Dr Perron will use different types of anaesthetic, depending on the specific procedure.

Many people ask if they are too old for plastic surgery. The answer is generally no, if you are of good health and meet the requirements of surgery then you are never too old.

If you are unsure whether surgery is suitable for you, book a consultation! Dr Perron is happy to sit down and discuss your options with you.

Cosmetic surgery, like all surgery, has risk and should be considered seriously. As with any type of surgery, complications and adverse reactions can occur. You can reduce the chance of risk and complication by consulting a Specialist Plastic Surgeon who is properly qualified and accredited to perform invasive cosmetic surgery.

Each patient has different anatomy, and specific expectations. Not everyone is a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. Discuss your particular circumstances with Dr. Perron before deciding what is best for you.

Any surgery that involves an incision will leave a scar. The real questions are, where will the scars be? how big will they be? will they fade over time? The answers will depend on many factors, including: the skill and precision of the surgeon performing the procedure; the scope of the task at hand; the fitness, age and condition of the patient; and the degree to which the patient contributes to their own post-surgical recovery. A lot of procedures can be carried out with minimally invasive techniques or by ‘hiding’ the incisions in places that are less obvious. And most scars do heal well and fade when attended to with rigour. The most obvious point is to discuss your expectations with Dr Perron and listen carefully to what they say and what they expect the result to be.

The length of time it takes to recover after plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and the person operated on. Most patients will require assistance for the first two days following procedures involving surgery.

The answer varies greatly depending on your specific procedure. For non-surgical procedures, some patients may be able to exercise immediately following treatment. However, for procedures involving surgery, exercise and heavy lifting may be discouraged for a number of weeks or months following treatment.