Frequently Asking Questions
What can I expect when meeting with Dr. Dagan?
Meeting your doctor marks beginning of a process. Because every individual has concerns regarding different features in their appearance, it is important to first synchronize your wishes and, hopes and concerns and receive a fair and realistic expectation of the results that you will receive from treatment. A satisfied client is one who has their wishes echoed back in the doctor’s assessment. Dr. Dagan will ask you about your motivation to perform surgery, the areas that you would like to see improved, how long they have been bothersome and will then tailor a procedure or a combination of procedures to meet those challenges. Remember, that Dr. Dagan’s experience is vast and your consultation is a chance for you to learn the realistic expectation you will gain from a treatment.
How long before an event should I be doing a procedure?
Often times, we have important events for which we want to “polish” ourselves not only with stylish clothing, shoes and styling of our hair. Weddings, reunions, religious events, parties and other special occasions motivate us to try to look our best. It is possible to do so in a relatively short time before the event, so even if you have left this part for last, it may not be too late. Try Botox or an injectible if your event is coming up in a few days, but if you have a bit of time and would like to change things more dramatically then your options are much more numerous.
The Manhattan lift is an office procedure that is performed under local anesthesia that provides long term results but reduces the risks associated with conventional facelift surgery. It involves a quicker recovery, less bruising and swelling and the results are apparent immediately after the procedure. A loose or saggy jaw line will become a sharply defined lower jaw, laxities and wrinkly looking neck skin will tighten and creases and folds between the nose and mouth (the nasolabial folds) will break and soften. All this may be done one month prior to your event.
Rhinoplasty surgery to correct a hump or a twisted crooked nose as well as eyelid surgery may also be performed one month prior to an event.
Implants to the chin and cheek may be placed as close as two weeks before an event.
Laser procedures vary in their effect. Laser tightening and resurfacing may be done one to two months prior to the event depending on the need for one or several treatments. Laser hair removal should normally be planned six months in advance. So, if you would like smooth bride legs or a gym slick back for the groom for your wedding you may want to plan six months to eight months in advance. Our exclusive all encompassing anti-aging laser treatments that combine laser tightening, rejuvenation and removal of aging spots should be done three to four months before an event.
How can I afford my cosmetic procedure?
At Dagan Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer a variety of options and financing plans that make it more comfortable and flexible to receive treatment. Dr. Dagan accepts all major credit cards and offers two of the best financial services to cover the cost of your procedure that you want and need. No interest financing, no upfront costs, no pre-payment penalties and no annual fees. Our financing services are designed specifically for your health and beauty needs including Botox, skin treatments, laser hair removal, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and more.
For more information you may visit Carecredit or apply for our special in house financing.
Can I get time off work for surgery?
So, the letter to your employer will not contain any information regarding your procedure or treatment.
How soon can I get my treatment?
What is the best procedure for me?
Are there any steps I can take to prevent further aging changes after treatment?
This is partly due to our wincing from the smoke but also related to the depletion of Vitamin C which normally maintains our skin plumpness and moisture. Lack of exercise can lead to accelerated skin aging. Exercise helps the tone of our muscles and increases blood flow which is by itself an anti-aging formula. Chronic alcohol use can lead to cosmetically displeasing changes in our skin. Alcohol is a dilator of small blood vessels in the skin—this causes increased blood flow near the skin surface which over time will permanently damage them. This will cause a flushed appearance and broken blood vessels on the surface of the skin.
A stressful lifestyle is almost synonymous with the big city. You may have heard the expression “keep frowning and your frown will stay with you”. Continual use of the muscles of our face in areas where lines may appear will eventually create permanent creases that need treatment. Try to be more aware of your level of stress and vary facial expressions during the day avoiding use of the same muscles that make you frown for instance.
Lack of sleep is a major causative factor behind dark circles and bags under the eyes as well as sagging skin. Try to balance your rest so that you get 8-9 hours of sleep each night. Reduce caffeine intake during the day (of course non in the evening), avoid eating at least two hours before bedtime and try to maintain a routine sleep regimen going to bed at more or less the same time each night.
The major environmental factor that affects our appearance is sun exposure, a major cause of skin cancer and wrinkles as well as sun spots, brown pigmentation, freckling and more. Unprotected skin exposed to the sun becomes more mottled in appearance. Freckles turn into brown spots, the skin takes on a dry appearance and wrinkles and sags even more. Avoid excessive sun exposure and sun bathing and learn about the various products to protect your skin against the damaging sun rays. Remember, clouds do not protect you from the harmful effect of ultraviolet radiation. Ask us about our new line of products for anti-aging and sun protection.
What is Arnica?
Arnica (also referred to as “leopards bane”) Arnica Montana is made from the flower of a plant which has been used for hundreds of years to treat inflammation and reduce bruising and swelling.
Arnica is the best of all to prepare the patient and to arrest excessive bleeding. It also helps to remove post surgery complications nicely. When used around the time of surgery, Arnica can reportedly reduce bruising and swelling.
Why do I need Vitamin C?
What is Bromelain?
Bromelain speeds up the body’s healing process. Doctor Dagan recommends that his patients take bromelain before and after surgery to speed the healing process. After surgery, inquire about our post operative product – Bruise Guard to reduce bruising and tingling sensations with its active Bromelain content.
Why do I need Zinc?
Zinc is required for proper wound healing. It was used topically as far back as 1,5OO B.C. by the Egyptians, and to this day bandages often contain zinc oxide to help speed healing. It is also well-documented that people with zinc deficiencies experience delayed wound closure and an increased susceptibility to infection.