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Below is a list of frequently asked questions that may be helpful in choosing the right treatment for you. During your consultation, Dr. Hahn will walk you through everything you need to know about your procedure and answer any remaining questions you may have.

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery?

Plastic surgery is defined as surgery that alters or enhances structure. Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure used to enhance a person’s appearance. These procedures are designed to adjust facial features or the appearance of the skin. Treatments like nose jobs and facelifts fall under this category. Reconstructive surgery is performed to restore function or appearance to damaged facial features. In the event of an injury, these features can be impaired and require surgery to correct. Both forms of surgery use similar techniques, and require a highly skilled surgeon. At Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, performed by Dr. Samuel Hahn, MD.

Who is a Good Fit for Plastic Surgery?

Anyone who wants to change their appearance by adjusting facial features or improving the texture of the skin may be able to benefit from plastic surgery. People who are insecure about any of their facial features, including the nose, mouth, chin, ears and eyes, may be able to regain their self confidence with a plastic surgery procedure.

How Long Does Plastic Surgery Take? Does it Hurt?

The length of plastic surgery procedures varies, depending on the specific procedure. They are typically performed within a few hours, although they will require extra time for recovery. Plastic surgery is a surprisingly painless experience, and patients are typically very comfortable throughout their procedure. Our anesthetic and surgical techniques enable us to provide comfortable surgeries to our patients.

What Kind of Results can I Expect from Plastic Surgery?

You can generally expect the results from your plastic surgery to be permanent. However, natural aging in the body may affect the results from some procedures, such as facelifts, as time goes on. At Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, our surgical techniques create natural-looking results you can enjoy for years.

What is Recovery from Plastic Surgery Like?

Your recovery experience will rely on which procedure is done. For most surgical procedures, there may be bruising, soreness, swelling, and scarring afterwards. Typically someone will need to take you home from your procedure and look after you for a few days, as it is important to limit your physical activity after treatment. It is generally recommended to rest for at least a week before returning to work and other activities, but will vary for each procedure.

Are There Risks Associated with Plastic Surgery?

As with most medical procedures, there can be risks involved if the patient does not follow the doctor’s recommendations, or if the doctor isn’t properly trained. Dr. Samuel Hahn, MD, of Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is board-certified and has years of experience performing the procedures we offer. Our staff is highly trained, and we communicate clearly with the patient to minimize any risks.

How Much Will My Procedure Cost?

Cost for plastic surgery procedures can vary depending on the treatment. If you are having reconstructive surgery, a portion of the cost of your procedure may be covered by insurance. If you are having cosmetic surgery, it is considered an elective procedure and typically is not covered by insurance. During your consultation, we will provide you with a clear breakdown of costs and walk you through your payment options.

If you have any questions regarding plastic surgery or our practice, feel free to contact us today. Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery offers free consultations and welcomes patients from the Baltimore, Towson, and Columbia areas.