Frequently Asked Cosmetic Surgery Questions



How do I choose the right cosmetic surgeon for me?

The most important thing to consider before choosing your plastic surgeon is whether you are comfortable with the physician and staff. When you go in for your initial cosmetic surgery consultation, make sure you ask all the questions that are on your mind. Your cosmetic surgeon should be willing to take as long as necessary to answer all your questions. If you don't have complete confidence in your physician and the answers he has given, you should not go forward with the cosmetic surgery procedure. You should choose a cosmetic surgeon who is certified. Dr. Mandraccia will answer any questions or concerns you have at any time during the entire cosmetic surgery process. His office staff is friendly, warm and welcoming.

Where can I get some general information on cosmetic surgery procedures?

There are several ways to get some information on the various cosmetic surgery procedures available. One way is to visit this link. How do you know what you’ll look like afterwards? While nobody can give you a 100% guarantee that you’ll look a certain way, many surgeons -- including Dr. Mandraccia -- can give you a good idea of what you can expect.  Your consultation session with Dr. Mandraccia is designed to help you make an informed decision about whether to go forward with the specific body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure. 

How much pain will I be in?  What will the recovery time be like?

These questions are highly dependant upon your current health and the type of procedure you’ll be undergoing.  Typically, you will be in no pain during the procedure, because you’ll be under the effects of either local or general anesthetic.  Recovery time, however, is harder to generalize.  It depends upon what cosmetic surgery procedure your interested in.  Rest assured, Dr. Mandraccia will give you an honest, realistic assessment of what your recovery will be like – he’ll do this before the cosmetic surgery procedure, when you meet with him for a consultation. 

How do I know what cosmetic surgery procedures are for me?

Dr. Mandraccia specializes in listening.  That means all you have to do is tell him what aspects of your appearance you wish to change, and he’ll take care of explaining the medical details.  With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Mandraccia knows what procedures work best for what situations.  So, you don’t need to know which procedures are right for you.  When you meet with us for the first time, you only have to know what you’re unhappy with – Dr. Mandraccia will make recommendations from there!

Is cosmetic surgery expensive?

The costs depend on the types of cosmetic surgery procedures being performed, so a realistic assessment can only be made after you meet with Dr. Mandraccia for a consultation. Cosmetic surgery, while affordable, can sometimes seem expensive. We like to remind our patients, however, that an investment in cosmetic surgery procedures is really an investment in yourself. The benefits of a more beautiful, more confident you will permeate through virtually every aspect of your life – socially and professionally. Many patients choose to finance their procedure and Dr. Mandraccia offers a long list of financial affiliates.

You can improve your life with cosmetic surgery and become the person you’ve always wanted to be. Contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD at (239) 633-8819 today to schedule a consultation.  He serves people from around the world and throughout the Fort Myers and Bonita Springs, Florida area. Dr. Mandraccia's Fort Myers office is conveniently located on Route 41 at Seven Lakes Boulevard.