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What can I do if I’m not happy with the results?

Open communication and discussion with Dr. Wallman or Dr. Kao is important to ensure that you have an outcome you are happy with. The follow-ups that occur after surgery help to ensure that any issues with the surgery are discussed. If revision surgery is necessary or possible, this is generally done after one year from the surgery. There may be added cost to revision surgery depending on the situation.

Is Financing Available?

Yes, there are various options including Medicard, a financing company for cosmetic surgery procedures. Another option is to consider a Personal Line of Credit from your bank, if you qualify.

Is any of the cost of cosmetic surgery covered by OHIP or medical insurance?

At times, cosmetic surgery can have a small reduction in the overall fee when combined with an OHIP covered procedure. Some individual medical plans from your work may cover a part of the hospital/surgical fee. This varies depending on the plan, and the patient should call their insurance broker for more clarification.

Is touch-up surgery included in the fee?

Generally, touch up surgery, if required, is decided between Dr. Kao or Dr. Wallman and the patient. Usually, any touch up surgery will be an extra fee.

What is included in the cost of my surgery?

The cost of surgery includes the surgery itself, anaesthesia fees, and all follow-up visits necessary to ensure an excellent outcome.

How much will my procedure cost?

The cost of surgery varies, depending on the procedure and the individual patient. It is best to book a consultation with Dr. Wallman or Dr. Kao to discuss surgery specifically tailored to the needs of the patient and the cost involved.

Will my results look natural or will I look like I’ve had cosmetic work done?

Unless a patient specifically asks for an excessively tight look, Dr. Kao and Dr. Wallman prefer a soft and natural look to make a patient look refreshed, rejuvenated and natural.

How long will it be until I see the final result of the surgical process?

Most procedures are well healed within one month of the surgery, although the final result with scarring and residual swelling can take up to one to two years for the end result.

How much scarring can I expect from my surgery?

Dr. Wallman and Dr. Kao strive to keep scars to a minimum or to hide them from view as best as possible. Most scars in the body heal well, with thin, flat white lines. Scarring can vary from individual to individual, depending on skin type and heredity. Some patients may develop spread, raised or itchy scars called Hypertrophic or Keloid scars. If this happens, there are products than can help to minimize them or improve their appearance in the long term. If you have a previous bad scar, or a genetic predisposition for bad scars, informing Dr. Kao or Dr. Wallman before the procedure can be helpful to try and prevent them from occuring.

Are there any medical conditions that might exclude someone from plastic surgery?

Some medical conditions may exclude patients from plastic surgery, including those who have major heart or breathing problems, patients on blood thinners and smokers. A consultation with Dr. Wallman and Dr. Kao will help to determine if you are a good candidate for plastic surgery.