Dr. Aydin and our staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your cosmetic surgery goals.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and information about procedures performed at Aydin Plastic Surgery.
General vs. Local Anesthesia?
General anesthesia involves alternating a patient’s state of consciousness and suppressing most of the nervous system functions. General anesthesia must be administered by a specially trained doctor or nurse, called an anesthesiologist. A patient may be given general anesthesia via IV line or inhaled via mask so that he or she become unconscious and will not experience feelings or pain during the surgery or procedure. Because general anesthesia suppresses many of the body’s normal automatic functions, the anesthesiologist will monitor the patient’s breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs during the procedure and may adjust the amount of anesthesia and medicines used. When the surgery is done, the anesthesia will no longer be administered. When the patient wakes up, he or she may experience confusion, tiredness, nausea, dry mouth, shivering, or other side effects. The doctor or nurse may provide pain relievers for any discomfort and will monitor your recovery.
Local anesthesia suppresses feelings and pain only in the area where it was administered (usually injected). Local anesthesia does not alter the patient’s state of consciousness. This means that while the doctor is performing the procedure the patient should not feel the sensation of pain, but will be aware of what is happening and may feel the sensation of the procedure such as pressure or pulling or pushing. After the procedure is completed, feeling and sensation will return to the area and pain or discomfort may occur. The doctor may provide pain relievers or additional follow up care.
What is the difference between SculpSure and Fat Freezing?
SculpSure is the world’s first Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared laser treatment for noninvasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. Our double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Bill Aydin, believes that this state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology is ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat on their bodies.
Both SculpSure and Fat Freezing use a similar concepts by changing the temperature of fat cells to reduce or eliminate them, the procedures do have differences. SculpSure treatment session are 25 minutes per area whereas Fat Freezing can take up to 60 minutes per session. SculpSure uses both heat technology and intermittent periods of cooling and Fat Freezing only uses cool technology on the fat cells. Many clinical studies show that SculpSure has a higher patient satisfaction rate1.
Do I need to lose weight before a Tummy Tuck? Why?
Dr. Aydin wants to remind patients that a tummy tuck procedure is NOT a weight loss procedure.
A tummy tuck procedure is used to removal excess skin and fat from abdomen and then re-tighten the skin, muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall making the abdomen more firm. Patients who have loose, excess skin following a significant weight loss or post-pregnancy may benefit from this procedure.
Dr. Aydin prefers his male and female patients considering a tummy tuck be within 10% of their ideal weight.
Many of our FAQs for a specific procedure or treatment can be found directly on the corresponding page for that procedure or treatment, as each page will detail the procedure, technique, what to expect, recovery, and other valid information pertaining to the procedure and care.