Cosmetic Surgery at WVU You deserve to look and feel your best. At the Cosmetic Surgery Center, our purpose is not only to improve your physical appearance, but also to help restore your confidence and vitality. Our board-certified doctors provide an array of cosmetic surgeries for men and women. Whether your goal is to reverse the signs of aging, enhance your body’s shape, or correct scars, our surgeons can help you achieve the improved image and self-confidence you're looking for. Procedure Options Many of our minimally invasive procedures such as eyelid lifts, Botox injections, and micro-liposuction can be done in the office under local anesthesia. More extensive procedures that we offer include brow lifts face and neck lifts breast augmentation or reduction liposuction tummy tucks thigh lifts arm lifts These in-patient procedures are performed at WVU Hospitals where you will be taken care of by our exceptional staff in a state-of-the-art facility. Depending upon the treatment or procedure that you have, you may return home, stay in a nearby hotel, or recuperate overnight in the hospital. You may need to return for a follow-up visit with your doctor soon after your surgery. Out-of-town patients If you are coming from out of town, our staff can help arrange for accommodations or other services you may need. Call us for more information. Consultation Our patient-centered approach puts your needs first. From the moment you come to our Center, we want you to feel comfortable. We encourage you to ask questions and share all of your body image concerns with us. If you have questions about costs and risks involved with your procedure, we will explain everything in detail to help you make informed decisions. To help you, we've included a list of questions NOTE TO Delford, please link to the questions page you might want to bring along to ask your doctor. Your first visit During your first visit, your doctor will assess your physical condition. We will need to know whether you smoke and if you are taking any medications or herbal supplements. (Even simple medications like aspirin can affect blood clotting.) The surgeon will ask about any medical condition that might cause complications during or after surgery, such as high blood pressure, blood clotting issues, or diabetes. Smoking prevents blood flow to the skin, which could potentially interfere with healing. If you smoke, it's essential that you stop smoking for a minimum of one to two weeks before and after your surgery. We will also ask what you hope to achieve by having cosmetic surgery, and what you think the desired results should look like. If you come to us with realistic motivations and expectations, our professional staff will help you to meet your goals. If you will be having surgery, we will give you guidelines about preparing for your procedure. Factors such as the anesthesia we will be using will determine what you need to do to prepare. The plan we give you will list what you may eat and drink prior to your procedure, and it will include medications and food supplements that you will need to avoid. By committing yourself to the plan, you are doing your part to ensure that your experience with us goes smoothly. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Your decision to have cosmetic surgery is very personal, and we want to guide you in making a fully informed decision. Certain questions are especially worth asking when you meet with your doctor for the first time. To help, we’ve provided this list to bring along to your consultation. How long will the process take, from start to finish? What are my options for anesthesia? What can I expect right after the procedure? How much pain will I have following the procedure? When can I resume normal activities? When can I go back to work? When can I start exercising again? What are the possible side effects associated with this procedure? How long will it take to notice full effects? Will this procedure inhibit any future activities?