How to Prepare for Your Outpatient Surgery

October 3, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are about to undergo your first surgical procedure, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what to expect and how to prepare. These preparation guidelines will help you know what to expect so that you can feel more relaxed and comfortable on your surgery day. What is Outpatient Surgery Outpatient or “same day” surgery is a surgical procedure…

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Can You Have Surgery on Your Period?

September 7, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Many women are concerned about getting their period on the day of their surgery – sometimes it feels like your period starts at the most inconvenient time. However, there is no need to stress since accommodations can be made if you are on your period at the time of surgery. Preparing for Surgery While on Your Period The short answer…

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How Did Plastic Surgeons Get Their Name?

August 11, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are new to plastic surgery, you probably have some questions about common terms used in the field. Many patients also have misconceptions about the term “plastic surgery” itself, associating it with the plastic material used in everyday items. Learn more about the history of plastic surgery, how plastic surgeons are trained, and more. The History of Plastic Surgery…

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Cost & Plastic Surgery: What You Should Know

July 19, Dr. Susan MacLennan

One of the most common questions we receive during a plastic surgery consultation is “how much will this cost?” As a general rule of thumb, cost is related to the amount of time we spend in the operating room. Because every patient has different anatomy and we customize care, each patient will have a different surgical plan and time estimate….

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Health Risks of Plastic Surgery and How to Avoid Them

June 20, Dr. Susan MacLennan

While plastic surgery is considered very safe in general, as with any type of surgery there are some associated risks. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, our first priority is your health and safety. We take steps to help patients avoid common risks and make sure that you are informed and prepared for the procedure and recovery process. Below are a…

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Financing Options for Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

May 10, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Many people believe that plastic surgery is unaffordable for them because they are unaware of the many options that are available to help finance a procedure. We believe that cost should not be a barrier to achieving your cosmetic goals, reducing uncomfortable symptoms, or boosting your self-confidence. This is why Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery accepts various payment options including medical…

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What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

January 24, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on the body and can result in unwanted changes in your appearance. However, these changes can vary from patient to patient, which is why a mommy makeover is not one-size-fits-all. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, we offer customizable mommy makeover procedures to meet each patient’s unique needs. Continue reading to learn more about this…

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Plastic Surgery

What is the Difference Between a “Cosmetic surgeon” and a “Plastic Surgeon”?

October 29, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you’re new to plastic surgery, understanding different terms can be confusing. Many people mistakenly believe that a “cosmetic surgeon” and a “plastic surgeon” are the same, for example. While they are somewhat similar, there are some differences in training and the procedures performed for cosmetic surgeons vs. plastic surgeons. Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is a general…

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The Ultimate Guide to Compression Garments

August 10, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you’re considering having cosmetic surgery, you have likely done your research about the procedure itself, seen before-and-after photos, and read about what to expect during recovery. During that time, you’ve likely stumbled across instructions for wearing compression garments, which is often a point of confusion among plastic surgery patients. In this post, I’ll walk through why we use compression…

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Why is it called “Plastic Surgery”? I don’t want to look plastic!

July 6, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Many people have misconceptions about the term “plastic surgery”, associating it with the plastic material we know in everyday life. Learn more about the history of plastic surgery, how we are trained, and more.   The History of Plastic Surgery The English word “plastic” comes from the Greek word “plastikos” which refers to modeling or sculpting like an artist. Plastic…

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