Frequently Asked Questions

Will a tummy tuck help my stretch marks?

That depends on where the stretch marks are located, but the answer is usually “yes”. A full tummy tuck removes most of the skin in the lower abdomen, and any stretch marks in this zone will be removed along with the loose skin. Stretch marks outside of that zone are not really going to be helped.

When will I be able to see the results?

You will start to see a difference after the swelling subsides and the drains are taken out. A full abdominoplasty is considered a tiring procedure. Give your body time to heal and you will reap the many benefits of the procedure.

Will getting a tummy tuck tighten my loose skin?

Yes! That is one of the main purposes of a Tummy Tuck.

Will there be scars after a tummy tuck?

Since the incision is commonly made at the bikini line, it can usually be covered by most bathing suits. While the healing process is different according to each individual patient, you can generally expect the scar to be most noticeable for the first few weeks after the procedure, fading eventually over time.

Will i gain weight after a liposuction?

Liposuction removes fat cells from your body, and these fat cells will not grow back. However, it is important to maintain a stable weight to ensure that your new look remains optimal.

How much weight can I lose by liposuction?

Patients should not expect to lose a dramatic amount of weight with liposuction. However, because fat is removed from cosmetically important areas, liposuction should produce significant improvements in aesthetic appearance. Although liposuction should not be regarded as a method for weight loss, in appropriate patients it can produce significant cosmetic improvements.

How long should I stay in Beirut in order to have my Rhinoplasty?

You have to stay in Beirut for 8 days so that Dr Elie consults you after the operation.

How long will I be out of work following rhinoplasty?

Rest and relaxation are strongly advised during the first week after surgery to hasten recovery and minimize bruising and swelling. Although some bruising may be evident upon bandage removal one week after surgery, patients with sedentary jobs (desk work) may safely return to the workplace at this time. Those whose jobs require physical exertion (athletes, firefighters, etc.) may need 2–3 additional weeks before returning to full work activity. In every case, avoiding exercise or unnecessary exertion is recommended for at least one month after surgery to avoid prolonged swelling.

How long does a Botox jab last, and what are the long-term effects of injecting a poison into your body?

Officially, it lasts four to six months. But the effects may fade after just two months if your body metabolizes the drug quickly or if too little toxin has been applied to strong brow muscles.

There are no known side effects because the substance is used in minute quantities.

Are silicone breast implants dangerous?

These implants are not made of liquid silicone in a sac. If you cut them in half, they are gel-like and therefore cannot puncture, explode or leak into the body. The implants Dr. Elie Abdelhak uses are 100% safe.

What is the recovery from cosmetic surgery like?

Each patient tolerates pain after surgery in different ways. Dr. Elie will prescribe the appropriate medications to help minimize any discomfort.

How I have to prepare before the surgery?

Before the surgery you will be highly recommended to refrain from smoking and drinking at least one week before the surgery, you will be asked to abstain from eating and drinking after midnight the day of your surgery.

Are financing option available?

As a rule, cosmetic plastic surgery is considered “elective surgery” and is not covered by most assurance plans. In this case financing is not available.

If I have fat removed through liposuction, will it reappear elsewhere?

Liposuction completely removes fat cells from a specific area of the body. However, if you gain weight, fat cells in other parts of your body will expands. This means areas that are not normally fat, such as your wrists, may gain weight.

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