Plastic Surgery in Dayton, OH
Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons offers plastic surgery procedures to help patients look and feel their very best. With four locations in the Miami Valley area, they are easily accessible to the residents of Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Troy, and the surrounding cities in Ohio.
What Is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery, sometimes referred to as cosmetic surgery, involves any procedure that is performed to improve one’s appearance rather than for medical purposes. The plastic surgery procedures we offer may be done to reduce signs of aging, reshape areas of the body that do not respond well to diet and exercise or to reconstruct the face or body after an accident or disease has caused disfigurement. Many times, plastic surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis using only local anesthesia; however, there are occasions when general anesthesia and/or an overnight hospital stay is required.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery
Our Dayton area patients who undergo plastic surgery may enjoy one or more of the following benefits:
- A more youthful, vibrant appearance
- Enhanced self-esteem
- Better fitting clothes
- A more positive outlook on life
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Plastic Surgery?
Anyone who is considering cosmetic surgery should be in good health and not have any underlying conditions that would interfere with anesthesia. Some procedures also come with their own unique considerations, which will be discussed with you during your consultation.
What do I Need to do Before Plastic Surgery?
Each procedure requires different preparation, but some common things we ask of our patients are to:
- Stop smoking two weeks before receiving anesthesia
- Avoid taking blood-thinning medications before and after surgery
- Ensure you have someone to help you around the house for a few days
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Plastic Surgery?
Upon arriving for plastic surgery, we will review your medical chart and make any last minute annotations to it. You will then be taken to one of our comfortable treatment areas where a member of our staff will attend to your needs and make you feel as relaxed as possible. One of our doctors will administer anesthesia if required, and your vital signs will be carefully monitored throughout.
Depending on the type of procedure, you could be required to spend some additional time in our office being monitored for complications. This is normally the case when you are given general rather than local anesthesia.
How Long Does it Take to Perform Plastic Surgery?
This will depend on how complicated the procedure is and what type of results you are looking for. Some cosmetic surgery procedures may be performed in under an hour, while others could take four to six hours.
What to Expect After Plastic Surgery
You may be somewhat groggy after receiving general anesthesia, but this feeling should wear off in a few hours. Some tenderness and light swelling is also to be expected near your incision sites. Follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully regarding post-operative care, as this will ensure the fastest recovery possible.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Plastic Surgery?
This will depend on a number of things such as the type of procedure and the exact technique used. Whenever possible, incisions will be hidden in the natural creases of your skin or in inconspicuous places such as behind your ears.
When Will I See the Results?
Some improvement may be noticed right away, but the full results will likely not be noticed until after all of the swelling has gone down and your bandages are removed.
How Long Will the Results of Plastic Surgery Last?
The results of plastic surgery are designed to be maintained long term, and are even permanent in many cases. How you care for yourself after surgery will play a huge role in the amount of time your results are visible.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Plastic Surgery Results
How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs then any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
If you would like to turn back the clock, correct deformities, or reshape problem areas, plastic surgery could be right for you. Those in Dayton, Centerville, Springfield, Beavercreek, and other nearby areas in Ohio should contact us today to schedule a consultation.