Dr. Lucas

Plastic Surgery FAQs from a Board-Certified Surgeon (Part 2)

We know it’s normal to have questions when you’re considering cosmetic surgery. You take your health seriously, as do we here at The Lucas Center. That’s why we’re ready to answer all your questions, with the help of advice from our very own board-certified surgeon.

In Part 2 of this two-part series, Dr. Lucas has shared his responses to some of the most common questions we receive from patients. Let’s look at the answers to some of the FAQs that may help you as you decide on the best next step for your personal health and confidence journey.

(And if you haven’t already, make sure you check out Part 1 on healing and recovery here.) (link)

Q: Does Dr. Lucas recommend a certain procedure for new patients?

No, he doesn’t. Here at The Lucas Center, we see each patient as a beautiful individual with unique needs and goals. For example, from one patient to another, there are age differences, skin conditions, allergies, and more to consider. Plus, every patient has their own vision for the aesthetic results they want to achieve. This means that deciding which procedure is best for you is a completely personalized process.

In your consultation with Dr. Lucas, you will discuss these needs, goals, and your health history. After that, Dr. Lucas can give you a recommendation about how to proceed, whether or not you entered the office with a certain procedure in mind.

Q: Which skincare products does Dr. Lucas recommend for new patients?

Just as hydration and good nutrition are vital to your entire body, moisture and key vitamins are crucial to skin health and can help set you up for an excellent recovery from plastic surgery. 

The three most important skincare products Dr. Lucas recommends are:

  • A good moisturizer
  • A retinol
  • A vitamin C product

As far as skincare companies, we recommend trusted brands like:

  • SkinMedica 
  • EltaMD

Q: Can I schedule a combination of procedures?

Not typically. There are two major reasons that we don’t usually recommend combining procedures: 

  1. The length of time you would need to be in surgery and under anesthesia would be too long. 
  2. It is safest for you during healing as well. Recovery from multiple major surgeries at once can be too much on your body. 

However, there are specific less-invasive techniques that Dr. Lucas can add to some surgeries, such as the use of power-assisted liposuction when you opt for a tummy tuck (assuming you are a good candidate for these procedures). 

For more on that combination, check out our blog on tummy tucks for 360-degree rejuvenation. (link)

What’s Your Next Step?

Whether you’re ready to meet with Dr. Lucas, or you need to find out more on your own first, we’re here to help! 

If you’re still in the info-seeking stage, try browsing our blog and services. Plus, for more information on common questions about surgeries and our practice, you can also check out our more extensive list of FAQs

And when you’re ready, you can go ahead and schedule your initial consultation here or give us a call at (865) 218-6210. We can’t wait to meet you in person and help you on your personal journey to real, lasting confidence!

Please note: This article is not intended as medical advice. Recommendations vary per patient based on health history and aesthetic goals.

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