Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
Usually how long does it take to recover from a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?
How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck or liposuction?
Recovery times are variable from patient to patient and they depend on the extent of the procedure. Small areas of liposuction may take only a weekend to recover, while suction of multiple areas and larger volumes may take 1-2 weeks.
Tummy tuck recovery also depends on the extent of the procedure. A modified tummy tuck has a shorter recovery time than a full abdominoplasty plus liposuction, which usually takes about two weeks to resume sedentary work and 3-4 weeks to return to other activities like exercise.
Robert Singer, MD, FACS
What is the best age for a woman to have a facelift?
What is the best age for a woman to have a face lift?
There is no ideal age for a face lift. It depends on genetics, individual anatomy and when the degree of aging concerns a patient enough to do something about it. Generally, patients who have a face lift in their 40’s or 50’s get a better, longstanding result than those who wait until later in life, although older patients can still get a significant improvement. Sometimes, a lesser procedure like fat injections alone can give a significant improvement if there is no significant skin laxity.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
I have very large breasts (size 50-52 DD bra size). I want to have breast reduction but I am diabetic. Would this surgery be safe for me?
Is it safe for a person with diabetes to have a breast reduction?
If a patient's diabetes is under control and her general medical status is satisfactory, breast reduction surgery or other elective surgical procedures are generally safe. Patients with diabetes should have medical clearance from their primary physician or ideally an endocrinologist. It is important that the glucose level is monitored during and after the surgery in order to minimize any
problems. Patients with diabetes have a slightly higher risk of delayed wound healing and infection.
Robert Singer, MD, FACS
Is there any procedure that lifts the breast from the top (something like attaching breast tissue higher under the skin to the shoulder blade, or something similar)?
Is there a breast lift procedure that lifts the breast from the top instead of underneath? There is no reliable breast lift procedure that lifts the breast from above. There are a variety of incisions and techniques that are utilized to lift breasts, which depend on a patient's individual anatomy, desired outcome, and the surgeon's preference, which is based on his or her experience. They all involve an incision around the nipple/areola. To correct a greater amount of drooping, additional incisions are usually placed below the nipple/areola. Robert Singer, MD FACS
How long should swelling and numbness last after a face and neck lift?
Swelling and numbness, which are normal after a facelift and necklift, depend on many factors, including your individual anatomy and genetics as well as the extent and type of facelift procedure that is performed. Most of the obvious swelling subsides by 2 weeks, to the point that patients usually can resume their normal work and social activities, but there is further resolution of the swelling for 1-2 months. Numbness gradually decreases and sensation returns over months.
Robert Singer MD FACS