Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez makes it a focal point of his practice to communicate honestly and in detail with his patients. Our cosmetic surgeon invites patients in San Francisco and surrounding areas to peruse these frequently asked questions about cosmetic plastic surgery.
- Is plastic surgery right for me?
- What are some common plastic surgery procedures and treatments?
- Is the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed increasing?
- Are there risks?
- What about scars?
- How can I practice "safe sun?"
Is plastic surgery right for me?
If you desire cosmetic plastic surgery for aesthetic enhancement, rejuvenation, or reconstruction purposes, you should discuss your goals with a qualified and reputable cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez has extensive experience in a comprehensive array of cosmetic procedures. He makes it a priority that all of his patients seeking the services of a plastic surgeon in San Francisco have a complete understanding of all aspects of their respective procedures before surgery. Together in consultation with Dr. Bermudez, you can determine the best treatment or treatments to meet your aesthetic goals. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Kenneth Bermudez, MD.
What are some common plastic surgery procedures and treatments?
Some of the more common plastic surgery procedures and treatments include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, face lift and liposuction in San Francisco. These procedures and treatments can provide significant aesthetic enhancement to specific areas of the body or face. Dr. Bermudez will discuss with you, in detail, aspects of your procedure or treatment at your initial consultation.
Is the number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed increasing?
The American Society of Plastic surgeons reports that the number of cosmetic surgery procedures has gone up 147 percent since 1997. In fact, breast augmentation surgeries have more than tripled. A large component of the increase has been due to the rising popularity of non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as collagen and Restylane injections. In 2009, more than 9 million cosmetic procedures were performed on women, accounting for 90 percent of the overall total in that year.
Are there risks?
In any surgical procedure, there is a level of risk. The risk of possible complications will vary with each patient and each procedure. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who will work to minimize any risks as much as possible. He will also explain any possible complications in detail during your initial consultation. For more information on potential risks of certain cosmetic procedures, please contact our practice.
What about scars?
A certain amount of scarring is inevitable when any surgery is performed. However, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez is a highly skilled plastic surgeon and is trained in making scars as discreet and inconspicuous as possible. The type of procedure you undergo as well as the healing process play a large role in how apparent your scars will be. Many procedures result in scars that eventually fade to barely noticeable fine lines, and the scars of many procedures are easily hidden from view.
How can I practice "safe sun"?
Practicing "safe sun" is vital in order to avoid skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. By using sunscreen to protect your skin from both UVB and UVA rays, you significantly decrease the likelihood of suffering sun damage to your skin. You should always use a sunscreen that is water and perspiration resistant, and that has a skin protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Keep in mind that certain medications, such as tetracycline for acne treatment, increase skin sensitivity, making it more likely for sun damage to occur. Contact our cosmetic surgeon for more tips on how to decrease your chances of getting skin cancer.
Contact Our Cosmetic Surgeon
For detailed information on a host of aesthetic enhancement procedures, please contact our cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez and his professional staff look forward to answering your questions.