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Frequently Asked Questions

North Raleigh Plastic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

At North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, we strive to make sure you are informed and comfortable each step of the way. To help you feel more prepared to make a decision about your plastic surgery, we’ve compiled a list of of our most frequently asked questions.

In addition to the initial consultation, you’ll make one more preoperative appointment. At this appointment, you will discuss any questions that may have arisen and talk about specific details of the surgery with Dr. Ortiz. You will also have pre-operative photos taken for your medical chart.

The length of the surgery depends on the surgery and the patient, but most procedures take between 1 and 6 hours.

You will need someone with you for the full 24 hours following the procedure. You will be recovering from anesthesia during this time and it is important that someone drive you home and stay with you. You will need additional assistance for the first 6 weeks following your surgery as you will not be able to carry out regular activities or lift anything over 20lbs.

For at least 6 weeks following your surgery, you should avoid heavy lifting (anything over 20lbs), pushing or pulling heavy objects, and working out. You will also need to wear a compression garment for those 6 weeks. You can resume everyday activities as soon as you feel comfortable doing so.

This depends on the type of surgery you have and the type of work you do, but you should plan to take between 3 and 14 days off of work. Breast augmentation patients are typically back to work in 3 days while more intrusive surgeries like Brazilian butt lifts and mommy makeovers require you to take at least 14 days.

This is another aspect of recovery that depends on the surgery you selected. The peak of inflammation is usually 3 days after surgery, at which point swelling and pain will begin to subside.

Most of the initial swelling starts to subside about 2 weeks after surgery but wound healing can take anywhere between 6-12 months. For example, the swelling from a breast augmentation lasts around two weeks but the implants remain “high riding” for up to 3 months until they drop into the resting position over the breast fold.

You should be able to see the final results of your surgery after 3 months with minimal changes until the 6 month mark.

Your bandages will be removed after 48 hours, at which point you will be able to shower.

You will have at least two follow-up appointments: one at 1-week post-op and one at 2-3 months after your surgery. More appointments will be scheduled as needed.

The price range for plastic surgery depends greatly on the type of surgery. Pricing estimates are available for all of our most popular procedures, but these quotes are dependent on your case.

Quotes for plastic surgery include all preoperative evaluations, photos, visitation with staff & doctor, surgical garments, and anesthesia.

If you still have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call our Raleigh plastic surgery center at (919) 532-2270 or fill out our online contact form.

Ivory Dental Studio is conveniently located at 11700 9104 Falls of Neuse Road #200, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Dr. Michelle Nguyen is the dedicated and skilled dentist at Ivory Dental Studio.

Ivory Dental Studio provides a range of dental services, including preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorative treatments, and more. Our goal is to address all your dental needs with personalized care.

Scheduling an appointment is easy! You can call our office at 919.532.2270 or use our online appointment scheduling system on our website.

Yes, Ivory Dental Studio accepts most major dental insurance plans. Please contact our office for specific details regarding your insurance coverage.

Your safety is our priority. We follow strict infection control protocols and maintain a clean and sanitized environment. Our team is committed to providing a safe and comfortable experience.

Yes, we welcome new patients! Whether you’re seeking routine check-ups or specific dental treatments, we look forward to meeting you and addressing your oral health needs.

We accept various payment options, including cash, credit cards, and we also offer financing options. Our team can provide details on payment plans during your visit.

If you experience a dental emergency, please call our office immediately. We will do our best to accommodate you and provide prompt care.

We recommend regular dental check-ups every six months to ensure optimal oral health. However, the frequency may vary based on individual needs, and Dr. Nguyen can provide personalized recommendations during your visit.