Am I a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?
Generally, patients who are non-smokers, who are in good overall health and are currently at a healthy body weight are good candidates for cosmetic surgery. Those who suffer from serious health should not consider cosmetic surgery. It’s also very important for prospective patients to have realistic expectations for their surgery results. Honesty about your medical history, plastic surgery goals and any concerns you have is crucial so we can make an informed and realistic assessment about what procedures may be best for you.


Is plastic surgery safe?
As with all medical procedures, there is some level of risk involved. Dr. Kennedy is a board-certified plastic surgeon which means he has gone through the appropriate training and has years of experience. Plastic surgeons cannot be board-certified unless they have completed a 4 year residency program in plastic surgery. All risks associated with your procedure will be discussed during your consultation and any questions you have will be answered.


How long does Botox last?
Botox is one type of neuromodulator. Neuromodulators work by blocking a signal from the nerve to the targeted muscle that prevents it from contracting. By preventing the contraction of these specific muscles, there is less action or pull on the skin and a decrease in the formation of wrinkles. Eventually, the action of the neuromodulator will wear off and the nerves will again be able to send those signals to the muscles to start working or contracting. In general, Botox lasts 3-4 months.


How long do fillers last?
The dermal fillers used at our clinic are made of a soft gel consisting of non-animal hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in the human body, and it is found in our skin. It helps hydrate and adds volume to the skin. It is naturally broken down by our own bodies over time. Dermal fillers last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on a number of factors including the patient’s age, area treated, type of filler used, quantity of filler used, and lifestyle.