Frequently Asked Questions

Face Surgery

Q. What is a facelift?

A facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to correct and improve several areas of the face and neck. The procedure elevates the midface (the cheeks), improves the lower face jowls, and defines the neck

Q. Who is the best candidate for a facelift?

Because a facelift procedure is an elective procedure, candidates must be in optimum health. Dr. Bhatty requires that all patients undergoing a facelift procedure have medical clearance.

Q. Are the results of a facelift permanent?

It depends on your definition of permanent! Yes, the results will stay with you forever. But, as you know, the aging process will not stop after a facelift. That being said, you will always look younger after your facelift than if you had never had one before. It is difficult to say how long the facelift will last, since everyone ages differently.

Eye Surgery

Q. Is eyelid surgery common?

Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty surgery is the 3rd most common cosmetic procedure in the United States (ASAPS, 2007), with more than 240,000 cosmetic eyelid procedures performed each year.

Q. What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids, also known as an eyelid lift. This term can refer to the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. There are several variations of this procedure, which can include removal of loose skin, removal or shifting of extra fat, and adding volume and support to the eyelids

Liposuction / Tummy Tuck

Q. What is Liposuction?

The concept of liposuction is surprisingly simple. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle

Q. Is Liposuction a Reasonable Treatment for Obesity?

Liposuction is not a good treatment of obesity. Liposuction is not effective, even as a last resort, for people who are unable to lose weight by dieting and exercise.

Q. How does Abdominal Liposuction Differ from a “Tummy Tuck”?

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a major surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia, and involves liposuction and excision to remove fat, plus a large excision of skin. In many patients (but not all) liposuction of the abdomen can often provide equivalent or better results than a tummy tuck. Because liposuction is safer and causes less scarring compared to tummy tucks, abdominal liposuction is now far more common than are tummy tucks.

Breast Surgery

Q. Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants?

There are many good reasons for wanting breast augmentation surgery. Breast implants can change the way you feel about and view your body. Feeling good about the way you look will give you more confidence and can translate into a more positive attitude. We hear from thousands of women each year about the positive impact breast augmentation surgery has had on their lives. There are many good reasons to have breast augmentation surgery, but some of the most popular include:

• to increase confidence and self-esteem
• if a you feel your breasts are too small
• to improve your body image
• to make you look better in clothes
• if your breasts are different in size and/or shape
• to restore lost size that occurs from weight loss or breast feeding
• if your breasts are sagging or have lost firmness
• for reconstructive purpose due to breast cancer or other disease