Plastic Surgery in Biloxi, MS
Board-certified plastic surgeon, Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S., performs plastic surgery on people living in Mobile, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and the surrounding communities of Mississippi who want to reshape and improve their appearance.
What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery is a medical specialty in which specific procedures reshape different areas of the body to enhance someone’s overall appearance. Some plastic surgery procedures are more invasive than others, but the result is a more contoured, healthy looking appearance.
The Best Candidates for Plastic Surgery
The best candidates for plastic surgery are those who have areas of their bodies that show the signs of aging or do not respond to a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether through a facelift, liposuction or other procedure, the result is an enhanced, reshaped appearance. It is important for people undergoing plastic surgery to have a healthy attitude towards the procedure and realistic expectations of the outcomes.
Planning for Plastic Surgery
It is necessary to plan for plastic surgery as it involves preparation and recovery, not to mention the financial preparation. Because plastic surgery is considered elective and cosmetic, most insurance plans do not offer coverage, so the responsibility is on the patient to pay for the procedures. Additionally, preparing for and recovering from plastic surgery procedures takes planning from pre-operative appointments to arranging for transportation and someone to assist in post-surgery care. The more invasive procedures take more planning.
Preparing for Plastic Surgery
To prepare for plastic surgery, patients are typically asked to go through a series of steps to ensure they are mentally and physically healthy enough for the procedure as well as the recovery. Overall health check-ups, medical histories, and other evaluations are necessary, as well as consultations with the plastic surgeon to determine the best option to achieve the desired look and review the details of the surgery.
Types of Anesthesia
The type of anesthesia used during plastic surgery depends on the procedure to be performed. Most procedures are performed under general anesthesia or local with sedation.
General anesthesia. With general anesthesia, the person is put to sleep or simply rendered unconscious and does not feel anything. Medications are given intravenously and through inhalation. For more invasive procedures that take time, this is often the recommended anesthesia.
Local with sedation. A local anesthetic is used to numb a smaller area to make it resistant to pain. Sedation is also used to make patients more comfortable. This is what is often referred to as “twilight” sleep. While not rendered unconscious, patients are very relaxed and drift off to sleep. Rebounding from this type of sedation is much easier than with general anesthesia.
Plastic Surgery Procedures
The details of plastic surgery procedures vary with each procedure. Dr. Diaz performs the following plastic surgery procedures:
- Breast Enhancement
- Body Contouring
- Facial Surgery
After Your Plastic Surgery Procedure
There is typically a recovery period after your plastic surgery procedure. The depth and length of recovery is contingent on the procedure performed. For the most part, it is typically recommended that you spend a few days resting so that the body can begin the healing process. Additionally, depending on the procedure, there may be some bruising and swelling that takes a few days or weeks to diminish. For more invasive and extensive procedures, you may want to schedule time away from work and someone to help at home if necessary.
How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost in Mississippi?
The cost of plastic surgery in Mississippi varies as it is based on the selected procedure, the extent of that procedure and whether it is combined with other cosmetic procedures or Medical Spa treatments. Because plastic surgery is mainly considered elective in nature, most insurance plans do not provide coverage; however, if the procedure is reconstructive due to trauma or as a result of a medical illness such as cancer, and considered medically necessary, insurance may cover part of the expenses. We can help you determine if your plan provides coverage as well as go over our financing through CareCredit®. We also accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks.
Getting Back to Normal Following Plastic Surgery
Depending on the procedure, getting back to normal following plastic surgery varies with each patient. More invasive surgeries take a few weeks of recovery before patients begin to feel normal again. During this time, any swelling, bruising and healing resolve themselves along with a renewed feeling of strength and energy. Additionally, the results from the procedures truly reveal themselves allowing patients to have more self-confidence with their new enhanced and refreshed appearance.
Your New Look
Plastic surgery procedures bring positive results whether through enhancing your facial appearance or chest area, or contouring and reshaping the lower half of your body. Once complete, your new look gives you a new attitude about yourself and a boost in your self-image.
If you live in or around Mobile, Ocean Springs, Gulfport and the surrounding communities of Mississippi and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform plastic surgery, contact Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Biloxi, MS, today to set up an appointment.
Michael Diaz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
936 Tommy Munro Dr.
Biloxi, MS 39532