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Things to Consider Before Cosmetic Surgery

Sometimes when you look in the mirror, it can feel like you are looking at a stranger when you see the effects of aging and changes in your physical appearance. It takes a lot from you to constantly question the way you look. Modern medicine has given us a way to improve our physical and mental health through cosmetic surgery. You already knew that though, and now you’re looking for the right cosmetic surgeon for you. Dr. Paul Gorman and Dr. Renee Marshall at GLOW Surgical Arts in Redwood City want you to be an informed consumer when considering your options. Here are some factors you should consider when deciding whether or not to have cosmetic surgery.

Who is your cosmetic surgeon?

What do you know about the surgical staff you have chosen? Do they work full-time? Does your cosmetic surgeon have privileges in a fully accredited surgery center? What procedures do they consider to be their specialties?

GLOW Surgical Arts has an ambulatory surgery center that is fully accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality. Our surgical facilities are fully equipped and designed to perform procedures with the utmost safety and efficiency. Our surgical team is devoted to cosmetic surgery full-time, and is trained to anticipate and meet your cosmetic surgery needs.

Our surgeons, Drs. Marshall and Gorman, have more than 20 years of combined experience in the field. They specialize in multiple procedures, such as:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Eye lift
  • Facelift
  • Fat transfer

You also should consider a cosmetic surgeon who is versatile and offers non-surgical options to revitalize your appearance. Drs. Gorman and Marshall also oversee GLOW Medical Spa, which offers non-surgical treatments such as facial rejuvenation, chemical peels, microneedling, dermal fillers, laser treatments, skin resurfacing, IPL therapy, and much more.

What pre-surgical precautions will be taken?

Every procedure is different and requires different preparation. If you are considering a tummy tuck, for example, you should be at or near your ideal weight. However, the thing all patients should keep in mind is that any cosmetic surgery is still a surgical procedure. You should be in reasonable health. You should talk to our surgeons and make sure you share your medical history.

Keep in mind that any pre-existing conditions can affect the outcome of your experience. We recommend that, before any cosmetic surgery, all patients stop smoking. Depending on your procedure, you should also take the time to plan out your post-procedure care.

What post-surgery care will be needed?

Yes, finding a ride is important but there are many other factors to take into consideration. How long will it take for your body to heal? Depending on the cosmetic surgery you choose, your activity could be limited for several weeks. Many variables affect healing time. Your healing can be different based on the type of procedure as well as your overall health. Our cosmetic surgeons in Redwood City are experienced and educated in the newest and safest methods to keep you healthy and help you on your way to your newer, happier self.

Having a healthy, happy, new you won't last if you do not take care of yourself. The healthier you are, the better your odds are of maintaining your results. We recommend all patients do not overexpose themselves to UV rays or that they apply sun protection. Other maintenance measures should include maintaining weight (gaining and losing too much weight can alter results of a tummy tuck or liposuction), or even something as simple as having a well-fitted, supportive bra.

State-of-the-art cosmetic surgery in Redwood City

At GLOW Surgical Arts, our team of cosmetic surgery professionals looks forward to partnering with you on an exciting journey towards a more refreshed, natural, youthful-looking you! Call our team today at (650) 241-2209 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

GLOW Surgical Arts offers cutting-edge cosmetic surgery to our patients in Redwood City and throughout the Bay Area of California.