N.D. Moscoe, M.D.,
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Considering cosmetic surgery? Here are few answers to often-asked questions:
Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery?
The best plastic surgery candidates have realistic expectations and an understanding of the limitations set by medicine, technology, and each patient’s own body. Dr. Moscoe and his staff will guide you through a thorough consultation and answer all of your questions.
Will cosmetic surgery hurt?
Anesthesia ensures that you are comfortable and feel no pain during your cosmetic surgery procedure. After surgery, if you feel any pain or discomfort it can usually be controlled with medication. Soreness usually subsides within a few days.
How long will cosmetic surgery last?
Procedures that reshape the structure of your face or body or correct an imbalance can be long lasting. Rejuvenation procedures, like face lifts and eyelid surgery, can last for several years or more, and can be repeated if desired.
What does it mean to be "Board-Certified"?
To be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery a surgeon must have completed a minimum of three years of general surgery residency and two years of plastic surgery residency. Board certification is awarded after completing this rigorous training, passing challenging written and oral examinations administered by experienced plastic surgeons, and completing at least two full years of plastic surgery practice. Dr. Moscoe has over 25 years of cosmetic surgery experience here in Austin.
Will there be scars?
Plastic surgeons strive to keep incisions hidden in the natural lines and folds of the skin, or where they would be covered with clothing.
How soon can I go back to work?
Non-surgical procedures have little or no downtime and the subsequent redness that occurs can be hidden with make-up. Major surgical procedures, such as abdominoplasty, may require patients to take two to three weeks off from work.
Will my insurance cover plastic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is elective, so insurance plans don’t normally cover it. Exceptions occur when your surgery is medically necessary.
What do I do next?
Contact Dr. Moscoe’s office if you are ready to consult a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience and thousands of satisfied patients.