- What is Plastic Surgery?
- Is plastic surgery painful?
- How long will my results last?
- What kind of anesthesia is used?
- Will I be able to breast feed after breast enlargement surgery?
- Are there risks involved in breast augmentation surgery?
- My breasts sag but are not large. What can be done?
- Do the implants have to be changed after several years?
- What if the implant ruptures?
- What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?
- Am I ready for a face-lift?
- Will I look natural after my surgery?
- At what age should you consider cosmetic surgery?
- How do I make an appointment?
- Will my insurance cover a cosmetic procedure?
- Is Dr. Sasmor a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
- What other affiliations does Dr. Sasmor have?
- Can I purchase skin care products from your office?
- Do you perform any procedures in the office?
A--Plastic surgery is a specialty dedicated to the enhancement of the face and body. It is also used to correct scarring, burns and wounds. For those who wish to improve their appearance, cosmetic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to reshape physical features and improve their self-esteem. Many noninvasive procedures are now available to help rejuvenate face & body.
A--Patients tolerate postoperative pain in ways that are different from each other. Appropriate pain medications, which minimize discomfort, are prescribed for postoperative patients.
A-- There is no precise answer to this question. Surgery does not stop the ongoing aging process which is largely dependent upon genetics. What cosmetic plastic surgery does is turn back the clock. Unfortunately, aging is inevitable. Although with cosmetic surgery, you are able to continue to look more youthful and in shape.
A--Dr. Sasmor performs surgery under most types of anesthesia: local anesthesia, intravenous sedation ("twilight"), general anesthesia and regional anesthesia (nerve blocks). The method of anesthesia used is based on the patient and surgeon's preference.
A--Yes. Breast augmentation should not affect your ability to breast feed.
A--Every surgical procedure entails some risk. Those associated with this type of surgery are infection, changes in the sensitivity of the breast, and capsular contracture. These and other complications rarely occur and can usually be avoided. Thousands of women undergo breast augmentation successfully each year and are very satisfied with their outcome. Potential complications are discussed during your consultation appointment.
A--If the sagging is not severe, a "nipple lift" can be performed. The excess skin is removed after making an incision around the outside of the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple). The resulting scar is confined to the area where the pigmented skin meets the normal skin at the edge of the areola.
In cases of more severe sagging, a procedure called mastopexy may be performed by removing skin only - not breast tissue - to result in a more youthful breast shape. Breast lifting is an excellent alternative to breast implants for many patients.
A--No, as long as there are no problems with the implants, they should not have to be replaced. We only use implants that are FDA approved.
A--Today's silicone and saline implants are more durable than ever, although the risk of rupture is extremely small. If a saline implant deflates, your body absorbs the saline. There is absolutely no health hazard should this happen. The implant can be easily replaced with minimal discomfort. The implants used at Dr. Sasmor's Office have a warranty by the manufacturer and they will usually replace the implants that leak within the time of the warranty. If a silicone implant leaks, no change or only subtle change in size and shape may occur. Mammogram, ultrasound or MRI may be used to document a leak and the implant will need to be exchanged.
A--Because a large portion of fat cells have been removed from your "stubborn" areas, the added weight will likely redistribute itself to other parts of the body and not reappear in your treated areas.
A--Readiness for any procedure should be fully discussed during your consultation appointment, and options other than surgery may be right for you. Skin and facial tissue that sag along with aging can give you an appearance of tiredness or anger even when you are feeling happy and energetic. Jowls and drooping skin around the neck cause you to appear elderly. With facial rejuvenation, you appear rested, healthy and more youthful. The idea is to look better, not different.
Often a mini-lift can be performed instead of a full face-lift. The mini-lift is limited to the lower portion of the face, correcting jowl and neck problems, while the traditional face-lift includes the upper part of the face as well. Some patients opt to combine a face-lift with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing to achieve a full effect.
A--The techniques used by Dr. Sasmor create a natural, non-surgical appearance. Every effort is made to improve your appearance in the most natural way.
A--There is no ideal age to have cosmetic surgery. The time to have an elective procedure is when the desired change will justify the time, effort and the cost involved. Another factor to take into consideration is the potential length of time to enjoy the benefits. For example, if an individual has a facelift earlier in life, the rewards of this surgery can be enjoyed for a greater period of time.
A--You can call the office anytime to speak with one of our appointment coordinators. Please visit our contact page to find all necessary information including contact numbers, maps and directions.
A--Most insurance companies will not pay for a “cosmetic” procedure. It is the patient's responsibility to contact your insurance company prior to your visit so as not to incur any medical costs that are not covered by your insurance carrier.
A--Yes. Dr. Sasmor has completed all necessary training and testing and is proud to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Her membership number is #5417 and she became Board Certified on September 12, 1998. Dr. Sasmor has maintained her Board Certification in 2008 and 2018.
Please go to Dr. Sasmor's main info page for more detailed information.
Dr. Sasmor is a member of:
American Medical Association
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
New England Society of Plastic Surgeons
Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgeons
Massachusetts Medical Society
American College of Surgeons
American Professional Wound Care Association
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
A--Certainly. However, we do ask that all our skin care patients meet with our trained Estheticians to make sure the products you choose will be beneficial and tailored to your specific needs.A--There are several small procedures that are performed in the office under local anesthetic. These include: facial fillers, neurotoxins, laser treatments, microneedling, intima treatments, thread lifting, TruSculpt, ulthera, IPL, hair removal, sublative treatment, some skin cancer removal and wound care. Dr. Sasmor will discuss your procedure with you and let you know where your procedure will be done, whether it is in the office, the ambulatory procedure room, or in the hospital.