Generally, you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery procedures if you are in good health and have reasonable expectations. Certain health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, or depression, may restrict you from some surgical procedures.
You should be completely upfront with your surgeon about any health conditions, including about any over-the-counter vitamin or herbal supplements that you may be taking. Some of these could react with medication that you might be prescribed or negatively influence bleeding during surgery.
If you are a smoker, you may be required to quit for at least 2 weeks prior to the surgery and remain smoke-free for an additional 2 to 4 weeks following the surgery. This really improves your healing time and is to your benefit!
Reasonable expectations are also key. During your free plastic surgery consultation, Dr. Torgerson will show you before and after photos from previous cosmetic surgery patients to give you an idea of what you may reasonably expect. He will only recommend procedures that he believes will improve your appearance and that are suitable for you. One of Dr. Torgerson’s favourite mottos is “Do the Right Thing at the Right Time”. His goal is to always strive for results that are natural and complimentary to you.
If you are consulting with more than one doctor, don’t be afraid to ask about their board certifications and what kind of experience they have working with patients who have conditions similar to yours. Many patients do not realize that there are 2 different categories of plastic surgeons: a facial plastic surgeon is an expert in head and neck cosmetic procedures and should be chosen for any plastic surgery involving your face. A general plastic surgeon is a specialist in the body and should be chosen for body work such as breast implants or tummy liposuction. When choosing your plastic surgeon, be sure to research and choose your plastic surgeon appropriately based on their credentials.
He is one of the most talented and respected facial cosmetic surgeons in Canada and is certified by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Head, Neck, and Facial Plastic surgery.
With a keen understanding of facial anatomy and superior surgical and artistic skills, he is able to achieve high-quality results.
More than a skilled surgeon, however, Dr. Torgerson truly cares about his patients. He is passionate about performing an excellent job and also committed to his patients’ health and comfort at every stage of every procedure.
Communication with patients is important, including details on how to prepare for surgery and what to expect after surgery and information about anaesthesia.
From top-of-the-line equipment to open spaces, contemporary décor, and natural lighting, every detail has been meticulously planned to help your experience with Dr. Torgerson to be a pleasant one.
While you may already have an idea about which procedures you would like, it is best to have a full assessment with Dr. Torgerson and discuss your main areas of concern with him and what goals you would like to achieve through facial plastic surgery.
From there, Dr. Torgerson will be able to make recommendations on which procedures can best help you achieve results that accomplish those expectations.