FAQs

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedure FAQs

Whether you want to know about a specific procedure or one of our injectables, you’ll find answers to the most common questions we are asked in our FAQs below.

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  • What is the difference between toxin and facial fillers, which are both injectables?

    Botox® and Dysport® are highly purified neurotoxins that temporarily relax muscles. This effect causes facial lines and wrinkles to appear less prominent. They are also used to treat migraine headaches and excess sweating in the armpits and palms.

    The facial fillers, composed of a naturally-occurring substance in the body called hyalaronan, actually fill tissue in order to restore lost volume, augment lips, and minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and scars.

    Category: Injectables

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  • What is an arm lift?

    Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty, is used to remove loosely hanging skin from the arms, usually after weight loss or as the aging process occurs.

    Category: Body Procedures

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  • How soon can I return to work?

    The length of time it takes to recover after plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and the individual patient.

    Category: General

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  • Which injectables are available for non-surgical facial rejuvenation?

    The most common injectables available at our office are:
    Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, Perlane®, and Radiesse®.

    Category: Injectables

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  • Can I still breast feed after breast augmentation?

    Yes. Placement of the implant below the breast tissue, as in subglandular placement, does not affect the ability of the breast to produce milk.

    Category: Breast Procedures

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  • How long will my results last?

    If you do not gain or lose a significant amount of weight, the procedure should never need to be repeated.

    Category: Body Procedures

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  • How often do I need to replace my breast implants?

    Many people are under the mistaken impression that breast implants need to be replaced every five, seven, or ten years. However, this is not true. Basically, if you are not having any problems with your implants, there is no need to replace them. The most common reason implants are replaced is when a woman wants to change her size.

    Category: Breast Procedures

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  • Are financing options available?

    We accept all major credit cards and also accept CareCredit®.

    Category: General

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  • Is the face-lift or neck lift performed under general anesthesia?

    While both the face-lift and the neck lift can be performed under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center, we do perform both procedures in our office using local anesthesia and oral medications.

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

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  • Is it important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon?

    To practice medicine in the United States, doctors must be licensed by the states in which they practice. However, being licensed does not indicate whether a doctor is qualified to practice in a medical specialty, such as cosmetic surgery.

    By choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orlando who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc., you can be assured that your cosmetic surgeon has graduated from an accredited medical school and has completed at least five years of additional training as a resident surgeon in a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education. This includes a minimum of five years of residency training in all areas of surgery, including at least two years devoted entirely to plastic surgery. To become a board-certified plastic surgeon, the doctor then must pass comprehensive written and oral exams. To make sure board-certified doctors continuously refresh and expand their knowledge, Member Boards have also established the ABMS Maintenance of Certification program for career-long self-assessment, learning, and improvement activities.

    Category: General

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  • How do I know if I need a breast lift?

    Here’s a good way you can tell. Standing in front of a mirror, look at your nipples in relation to the natural crease beneath your breasts. If your nipples are lower than your breast crease before surgery, adding implants without removing excess skin will increase sagginess. You will probably need a breast lift.

    Category: Breast Procedures

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  • How does the cost of the face-lift compare to that of the neck lift?

    The face-lift cost is somewhat higher because more surgery is performed.

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

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  • Will the implants affect cancer detection in later years?

    Many studies have addressed this question. It has been found that cancer detection is not delayed by having the implant behind the breast tissue. In addition, the risk of developing breast cancer is the same as that in women without implants. Breast implants do make it slightly more difficult to examine the breasts with mammography. To address this, special views during mammography are used to examine more of the breast tissue.

    Category: Breast Procedures

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  • Are injectables also called facial rejuvenation?

    Yes. 'Facial rejuvenation' covers both surgical procedures and non-invasive treatments which are designed to make your facial skin and profile look younger and more refreshed.

    Category: Injectables

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  • How long before I see results from my injections?

    Botox® and Dysport® usually start to take effect within 3–5 days, but may take up to 2 weeks for the full response. The result with fillers is immediate.

    Category: Injectables

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  • Where will my surgery be performed?

    Many elective surgeries such as breast and body procedures are performed at an accredited outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia.  Dr. Rotatori performs the majority of face-lifts, neck lifts and eye lifts in our Winter Park office using local anesthesia and oral medications.

    Category: General

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  • How much pain will I have after a tummy tuck?

    Generally, a tummy tuck is one of the more painful surgeries that plastic surgeons perform, especially when muscle repair is performed. Pain will be managed with prescription medications.

    Category: Body Procedures

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  • Do I need a full tummy tuck, or can I have a mini tummy tuck or just liposuction?

    There is not just one type of tummy tuck. Abdominal contouring can include a variety of approaches depending on one’s own individual situation. For example, is there too much loose skin? Is there too much fat? Have the muscles been stretched or separated by pregnancy? If your skin is relatively tight, you may be a good candidate for liposuction or a mini tummy tuck.

    Category: Body Procedures

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  • How long will I be out of work?

    Here are some general guidelines. Upper arm movements, such as reaching, should be avoided for the first 1–2 weeks. Patients should not lift anything heavier than five (5) pounds for six weeks after the operation. This lifting restriction may prevent some women from returning to work for the duration of their six-week recovery.

    Category: Breast Procedures

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  • Is there anything that can be done to minimize swelling or bruising?

    Yes. We ask that you sleep in a reclining position following surgery to minimize the collection of fluids in the face and eyelids.

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

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  • Do injectables cause bruising and or swelling on the face?

    Bruising is a potential after-effect of any injection. It is more common in those who take blood thinners such aspirin or herbal remedies. Some swelling may occur following filler injections. Ice compresses applied to the area are recommended

    Category: Injectables

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  • Do face and neck exercises work to reduce sag?

    No, they do not.

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

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  • Am I a candidate for a thigh and or body lift procedure?

    Those who benefit most from a thigh and or body lift are frequently those patients who previously lost quite a bit of weight. However, anyone who has loose skin or fatty deposits in the lower body and thigh area may be able to benefit from this surgery.

    Category: Body Procedures

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  • How long will the benefits of my procedure last?

    The lasting results of your plastic surgery depend on the procedure you have. In general, results from most plastic surgery procedures are long-lasting if a healthy weight and overall lifestyle are maintained.

    Category: General

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  • What is the difference between toxin and facial fillers, which are both injectables?

    Category: Injectables

  • What is an arm lift?

    Category: Body Procedures

  • How soon can I return to work?

    Category: General

  • Which injectables are available for non-surgical facial rejuvenation?

    Category: Injectables

  • Can I still breast feed after breast augmentation?

    Category: Breast Procedures

  • How long will my results last?

    Category: Body Procedures

  • How often do I need to replace my breast implants?

    Category: Breast Procedures

  • Are financing options available?

    Category: General

  • Is the face-lift or neck lift performed under general anesthesia?

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

  • Is it important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon?

    Category: General

  • How do I know if I need a breast lift?

    Category: Breast Procedures

  • How does the cost of the face-lift compare to that of the neck lift?

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

  • Will the implants affect cancer detection in later years?

    Category: Breast Procedures

  • Are injectables also called facial rejuvenation?

    Category: Injectables

  • How long before I see results from my injections?

    Category: Injectables

  • Where will my surgery be performed?

    Category: General

  • How much pain will I have after a tummy tuck?

    Category: Body Procedures

  • Do I need a full tummy tuck, or can I have a mini tummy tuck or just liposuction?

    Category: Body Procedures

  • How long will I be out of work?

    Category: Breast Procedures

  • Is there anything that can be done to minimize swelling or bruising?

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

  • Do injectables cause bruising and or swelling on the face?

    Category: Injectables

  • Do face and neck exercises work to reduce sag?

    Category: Face Procedures and Skin Treatments

  • Am I a candidate for a thigh and or body lift procedure?

    Category: Body Procedures

  • How long will the benefits of my procedure last?

    Category: General

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The information provided on the D. Scott Rotatori, M.D. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website is intended for general purpose only, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The images and/or testimonials on this website do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience patients can expect. Results vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.