What You Need to Know Before Getting Started With Plastic Surgery


Information these days is just a click away with the Internet. If you’re thinking about getting a Botox or a face lift, there’s a huge chance that you’ve done a bit of online search about facial plastic surgery. Yet, at the end of the day, we won’t be surprised if you find yourself more befuddled with all the jargon and not-so-familiar-terms you read online. Here at our Newark facial plastic surgery practice, we understand how the information you find online may be quite confusing and contradicting at the same time.

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Worry not! Below is a quick guide of the most important things that you need to know before getting started with the plastic surgery of your choice.

The Plastic Surgeon

There are three components that you might want to consider checking out in a plastic surgeon — board certification, education and experience. A board-certification ensures that the surgeon has met the additional requirements for continuing professional education and in-depth training required by professional boards.

Dr. Paul Sabini is Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Medical Specialties and has been providing outstanding care for over a decade. In addition, he is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

The Venue

By and large, you should be cautious about cosmetic procedures that are performed outside a proper medical setting such as private residences. If you haven’t noticed, there has been a growing trend on “Botox parties”. Yet why would you want to have Botox in a party in the first place? Plastic surgery, whether it’s a major face lift surgery or a quick Botox injection, should be performed in a setting that is fully-equipped and has sterile surroundings.

The Surgery of Your Choice

Once you have narrowed down the procedures of your choice, consider the following elements of a specific procedure: pre-surgery preparation, anesthesia types and risks, what to expect during the procedure, what to do to ensure proper recovery, length of recovery,  and possible risks and complications. Your medical history, current health status, and currently lifestyle may also affect your eligibility for a certain procedure.

Take smoking for example. You may be required to quit smoking for a few weeks or months prior to the procedure as smoking itself could significantly delay healing and increase your risk of post-surgery complications such as infection and pneumonia.

Deciding on Your Facial Plastic Surgery in Newark, Delaware

Here at our Delaware facial plastic surgery practice, we make it a point that you make an informed decision before scheduling for your cosmetic procedure of choice. We will provide you with a timeline — from the time you prepare for your surgery to the time that you can already return to your normal routine. 

The first step to figuring out which cosmetic facial procedure is ideal for you is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Paul Sabini. Call us at 302-998-8007 or fill out this contact form to get in touch with us. We look forward to your visit!