Common Questions at our sugar land office
Your Guide to Beautiful results
People often have similar questions regarding plastic surgery. Below are a few of the following common questions and answers for our Sugar Land patients.
What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.
Reconstructive surgery is administered on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.
How much does Plastic Surgery cost?
Cost is an important issue for anyone thinking about plastic surgery. The total cost may include the surgeon fee, facility/operating room cost, anesthesia, and any product costs such as breast implants or post-operative garments. After your consultation, a Luxe team member will discuss each cost and provide all necessary information about the procedure.
Do you offer Financing?
Yes, Luxe offers CareCredit® Healthcare Financing, a credit card exclusive for healthcare services. CareCredit® offers special financing and low monthly payment options.
Will I be able to tolerate the pain post-operatively?
Each patient will tolerate post-operative pain differently. While some patients may describe the pain as just an ache, others experience greater discomfort. To minimize this discomfort, appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative period.
How long is the recuperative period and when can I return to work?
Your recovery time will be discussed in detail with Dr. Kutty before any procedures. The length of time it takes to recuperate after plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure performed and the person operated on. Dr. Kutty will take into account your individual situation and the procedure you are considering and give you a clear idea of what to expect after surgery. After the two-day period, many patients are able to care for themselves, but may still need assistance if they have small children to care for.
When can I resume regular exercise?
The time a patient resumes regular exercises varies based on the operation performed. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. In most cased, eight lifting and contact sports are allowed after one month.
Why do you need detailed information about my personal and family health history, even if I’m only having a simple cosmetic procedure?
There is always some potential for risk with any surgical procedure. However, as a patient, you can play an important role in reducing your risk by providing a full and complete health history to Dr. Kutty and the Luxe team. Safety measures to prevent complications will be determined by your individual situation. There are several simple solutions for such risks that will be discussed by you and Dr. Kutty before any procedures. Remember, your safety is our highest priority.