COSMETIC SURGERY FAQ
What is the recovery time for the surgery I want to have?
For most surgical procedures, we recommend taking at least one week off work or your regular duties. Some procedures involve a longer recovery period. Definitive answers will be given to you during your consultation with Dr Kumar. Some guidelines are shown below:
Breast Augmentation: 1-3 weeks off work
Rhinoplasty: 2 weeks off work
Mummy Makeover: 3 weeks off work
Do I need to have a General Anaesthetic?
This depends on your procedure and the complexity of the surgery. Some minor procedures are quite simple and may be performed using local anaesthetic +/- sedation. By far the majority of procedures, however, require a general anaesthetic, where you will be asleep during the operation.
In most instances, you will be able to go home the same day as surgery. For very large procedures, a brief hospital stay is required.
I am interested in undergoing a surgical procedure with Dr Kumar. What should I do now?
The first step is booking a consultation to meet with Dr Kumar and discuss the surgical procedure(s) that you are interested in. Following a consultation, we can provide you with a quotation for the cost of your surgery and available dates. You will need to phone the office on one of the following numbers to arrange a consultation.
Phone number for SCS: 1300 267 726
Is there a fee for a consultation with Dr Kumar?
There is a $250 fee for a face-to-face consultation with Dr Kumar. You will be asked to pay this non-refundable fee via credit or debit card upon booking your appointment. Should you need to reschedule your consultation appointment there will be no extra fee.
Where and When does Dr Kumar consult?
Dr Kumar consults in our flagship rooms at Sydney Cosmetic Sanctuary in Norton Street Leichhardt as well as rooms in Orange and Parramatta. You can contact the practice on 1300 26 77 26 to reserve a date and time and location for your consultation with him.
What is the cost of surgery?
The cost of surgery varies from operation to operation and a quote will be provided to you at your consultation appointment.
POST-PREGNANCY REJUVENATION (MUMMY MAKEOVER)
I have had my babies by caesarean section; will the mummy makeover be able to improve the appearance of my abdomen?
After caesarean section you may have a poor scar that can be revised during a tummy tuck procedure. The stretching of the underlying muscles and skin that can occur following pregnancy can also be corrected by the same procedure.
What if I end up having another baby after I have a mummy makeover?
It is highly recommend to wait until you have finished having your children. The benefits of your new improved body contour or breast shape may be lost by the expansion of the abdomen and breasts that would occur in any subsequent pregnancy.
How long until I can resume normal activities if I have the mummy makeover for my stomach and breasts?
You may require some assistance at home with the little ones for around 2 weeks before you are able to perform most of your normal activities including driving. It is important to realise that your final aesthetic outcome can take up to a year.
Is there much pain after the surgery?
You may have some swelling and discomfort, but any pain should be well controlled with oral medication.
What will the scarring be like?
Depending on the procedure there may be very minimal scarring. With tummy tuck and breast lift / reduction procedures the scars can seem extensive at the start but once they are fully matured they are barely visible.
I have a lot of stretch marks on my tummy and on my breasts; will the mummy makeover help them?
A tummy tuck can generally remove most of the stretch marks on the lower aspect of the abdomen below the umbilicus (belly button). Those few stretch marks in the upper part of the stomach will be pulled down to the groin and should also be less noticeable.
On the breast, the stretch marks in the lower aspect of the breast are generally removed in a breast lift procedure – other stretch marks that are still visible can often be improved by other procedures such as laser treatments.
I heard that a tummy tuck can sometimes improve back pain; is this correct? (I have chronic back pain and a very loose-skinned tummy).
There are several medical benefits from a tummy tuck procedure – improving the core musculature of the abdomen can improve both lower back pain and also mild incontinence.
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