Plastic Surgery Questions-Answers

Get expert answers about Plastic & Reconstruction Surgery from Board Certified surgeon Dr. Stephanie Beidler Teotia.

Q: What is a 24 hour breast augmentation?

A: Saline is injected into both breasts for an immediate larger volume. It takes the body 24-48 hours to absorb the saline. Women often have this procedure performed before a big event or as a test-drive prior to having implants placed.

Q: I heard you can’t lift anything heavy after you get a breast augmentation; Would I be able to pick up my baby?

A: Heavy lifting should be avoided for 2-3 weeks after a breast augmentation. You are able to hold your baby. However, you should not lift him or her right after the surgery.

Q: I was just wondering how much consultations are and if you decide to go through with a procedure is that money credited to the procedure?

A: Consultations are $125.00 due at the time of scheduling. This does go towards any product purchase, or procedure booked.

Q: What type of filler do you prefer to use for lip augmentations? Why?

A: It depends on the look that a patient desires. I use Restylane Silk for a natural and subtle appearance. Juvederm Ultra gives a fuller lip.

Q: Hi there, I saw on the Latisse website that you carry it. Can I just come in and buy it or do I need to schedule a consultation?

A: The Texas law changed a few years ago. We are no longer allowed to sell Latisse directly out of our clinic. Please schedule a consultation.

Q: What is Cellfina™?

A: Cellfina™ is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive, one-time procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment.