WHO WILL BE MY SURGEON?
DR. ALONZO is the only surgeon who performs all cosmetic surgery procedures at Beaufaces. Assisting him are licensed and skilled nurses and an experienced anesthesiologist. In your initial consultation, we will discuss in detail your recommended surgery, the procedure, expected outcome, risks and limitations.
WHAT COSMETIC SURGERY PROCEDURES DOES DR. ALONZO SPECIALIZE IN?
With Dr. Alonzo’s over 30 years of experience and the thousands of patients he has already operated, he is already expert in all cosmetic surgery procedures. But his most common procedures are rhinoplasty (nose surgery), breast augmentation and reduction, blepharoplasty (sliteye and eyebag removal), removal of excessive underarm sweating and body odor, liposuction and penile enlargement.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC SURGERY?
A personal consultation is very important. Dr. Alonzo can answer this question upon evaluation of the patient. There are many things to consider like physical and emotional stress, psychiatric conditions and medical illness. The best candidate should be in a good physical and mental health, not going through major life stress, can understand the risks involved, willing to follow the pre- and post- operative instructions and lastly motivated by the desire of looking better.
WHERE WILL THE PROCEDURE BE DONE?
Minor cosmetic surgery procedures are done in the clinic on an outpatient basis. However, major cosmetic procedures like breast enhancements, body contouring and facelift are done in the hospital and Dr. Alonzo requires an overnight stay for good and safe monitoring.
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO BEFORE MY SURGERY?
Dr. Alonzo advises to stop taking aspirin, vitamin E, anti- depressant drugs and diet pills for 1 to 2 weeks before the surgery as they can increase bleeding. Smoking should also be stopped two weeks before surgery because this is detrimental to healing. For breast surgery patients a mammogram test result is required before the surgery. For major procedures like liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast reduction, buttocks augmentation and facelift, a laboratory test is strictly mandatory before the surgery. Review the consent and after care instructions. For faster healing, Dr. Alonzo recommends an excellent nutrition, adequate rest and Vitamin C intake.
WHAT KIND OF ANESTHESIA WILL I HAVE FOR MY SURGERY?
Dr. Alonzo will discuss which type of anesthesia is appropriate according to the length and difficulty of the procedures, patient’s health and preferences. Minor surgeries are completed under local anesthesia while major procedures entails general anesthesia which patients are completely asleep during the surgery and remember nothing of the experience.
WHEN WILL THE BANDAGES AND STICHES BE REMOVED?
Bandages placed at the surgery area will be removed 3 days after, while the stitches will be removed 5 to 10 days after surgery.
HOW LONG CAN I RECOVER FROM MY SURGERY?
Recovery period depends primarily on the procedure and how quickly you heal. Most of the patients are able to resume light activity within 3 to 5 days and moderate activity after 7 to 10 days. More so, applying ice packs and warm compress can help reduce the days of swelling and bruising.
HOW LONG WILL THE ENHANCEMENT LAST?
Medical and technological breakthroughs have made aesthetic improvements more lasting as well as safer and faster. And with proper care, your surgery can truly be an investment to last a lifetime.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS OF UNDERGOING THE KNIFE?
Like in any other surgical operation, there may be bleeding, infection, scarring, slow healing, changes in skin sensation and pain. However, the clinics always take all necessary measures to avoid and minimize these risks.
Your safety and well-being is a main concern of Beaufaces. And with a policy of HONESTY, Dr. Alonzo and his staff will help you understand the procedure and the risks involved in your recommended treatment.
HOW MUCH WILL MY SURGERY COST?
Again, advances in the field have resulted in many advantages that we pass on to our patients. While the quality of our services has gone up, prices have gone down.
Beaufaces continues to design payment programs and treatment packages to make the benefits of cosmetic surgery available to everyone.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF OPERATION?
Cost of minor operations includes professional fee for the surgeon, use of supplies, medicines, equipments and the before and after care. The major operations include professional fee for the surgeon, anesthesiologist fee, hospitalization, use of supplies and equipments and the before and after care. However, all pre- and post-operative laboratory tests and medication are billed separately.
Furthermore, for your convenience, BEAUFACES accepts all major credit cards at all its clinic.