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Q:  What is the typical recovery time for a tummy tuck?

A : During your consultation with Dr. Andochick, we encourage you to ask to see photos of past patients. Without violating their privacy, these photographs are used to explain the expectations of a particular plastic surgery procedure and show realistic results. Also visit our PROCEDURES pages and PHOTO GALLERY.

A :Each procedure is customized for the patient. The cost for each procedure is based on several factors, so therefore we recommend contacting our office to schedule a consultation so that you can get a base-line estimate of how much your procedure will cost, Please call our office at (301) 620-4200 for more information.


Q : If my procedure requires drains how do I care for them?

Q:  May I look at before and after photos of past patients?



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A : It depends on the individual, but most surgeons prefer to wait until there is a significant amount of redundant facial skin before doing a facelift. The exception is a patient who has experienced significant weight loss. Facelifts are usually performed on woman or men between the ages of 55-70.

Q:  How long does the surgery for breast augmentation last?

A :We are able to accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, personal checks and cash. We also offer financing through CareCredit. See FINANCING for more information.

Q : How much does each procedure cost?

A : Typically breast augmentation takes between one and three hours to complete, but the exact time will vary according to the particular patient, the implant placement, and the type of anesthesia used.

Q:  Am I too old for a facelift? Too young?

A : The amount of time needed to recover after tummy tuck surgery will vary for each patient. Most patients are able to go back to work within 2-3 weeks after their procedure, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for six weeks.

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When draining make sure the bulb always stays

connected to the tubing.

To drain your bulb open the stopper and pour/squeeze the bulb empty into a measuring cup. Record each total on your drain sheet.

After draining, to restart (ACTIVATE) your suction gently squeeze your bulb to remove any trapped air. Drain should be flat to work properly

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  How can I pay for my cosmetic procedures?

A : Most procedures will require a drain be put in place. A drain is placed to remove and collect excess fluids that can be collected in the area of your surgical site. If these fluids are not given the chance to be removed than build up will occur causing complications and/or infection which will potentially cause the healing process to be delayed. You will be given instructions for drain care pre and post-operatively. Drains will need to be emptied when full or every 12 hours and recorded on your drain sheet.

*Please always wash your hands before and after handling drains

Q:  Will health insurance pay for my cosmetic procedures?

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