Cosmetic surgery of the breasts, body and face is designed to achieve your goals. Experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Cusick is personally committed to helping you reach your cosmetic objectives. Dr. Cusick first wants to meet with you so he can listen fully to your concerns, questions and desires. Only then will he make a surgical recommendation. To arrange a consultation in Leawood, KS, please call our helpful staff at 913-661-0202.
- Breast Surgery
- Body Surgery
- Facial Surgery
- Common Plastic Surgery Questions
- Confidential Consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast surgery remains popular across America, with breast enlargement taking the Number 1 spot for the past couple of decades. Many women perceive this part of their bodies as definitive of their femininity. Yet nature does not always give you the breasts you want, and oftentimes nature changes the appearance of your breasts as the years pass. Dr. Cusick provides a complete array of cosmetic procedures:
These breast surgeries can provide the characteristics you have always wanted but were not lucky enough to be born with. The procedures can also correct the breast changes brought about by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations and the aging process. In fact, breast surgeries can be combined for maximum effect. A breast lift can incorporate the placement of breast implants, for example.
For men with enlarged male breast tissue (a condition known as gynecomastia), male breast reduction permanently removes the excess fat causing the appearance of “man boobs.” The positive effects on a man’s confidence, sense of self and body image are significant when this procedure is performed.
There are many plastic surgery procedures targeted at the body overall, from the neck down. Some of the most popular Dr. Cusick performs include:
Several of these body procedures are well-suited to removing stubborn excess fat and stretched, loose skin that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck can be a great way to fine-tune your fitness results, revealing the definition and contours you have worked so hard to achieve.
Other procedures are ideal for turning back the hands of time and the way life has affected your body. An upper arm lift reverses some of the sagging that has appeared on your arms with age. A Mommy Makeover rejuvenates the female form in a highly customized manner, whether it’s stretched tummy muscles you want to address, sagging breasts or other parts of your body that have been affected by pregnancy.
Your face is involved in your daily social interactions, conveying your emotions, empathy and attentiveness to what the other person is saying. The last thing anyone wants is for a tired, haggard, aged or ill-proportioned facial appearance to distract from who they are as a person. These facial procedures can restore your confidence and allow you to express yourself fully:
- Eyelid Surgery
- Brow Lift
- Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
- Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
- Chin Surgery
- Neck Lift
- Facial Implants
Your facial plastic surgeon must take care to provide results that are flattering, natural and effective. A keen understanding and experience with facial anatomy is critical. Dr. Cusick has been performing these procedures for many years. He has extensive knowledge of how the structures underlying the skin are influencing your appearance, and how they must be modified in order to bring about the results you want. He utilizes endoscopic techniques when necessary, and he will make sure you know exactly what to expect and that you feel confident about the facial plastic surgery you choose.
Common Plastic Surgery Questions
What should I ask during my consultation? We certainly want you to ask any and all questions on your mind. Take time to write down your questions before your consultation. Examples of good questions to ask include:
- Why is board certification important?
- How often do you perform the procedure(s) I’m interested in?
- What type of anesthesia will be used?
- What’s the recovery like?
- Am I a good candidate? Why or why not?
- Are there any other procedures I should consider?
Dr. Cusick wants to take all the time you need to make sure your questions are answered clearly and thoroughly.
How much will it cost? The cost is based on the procedure or combination of procedures you choose. We present you with an estimate after you and Dr. Cusick have discussed a surgical plan to accomplish your cosmetic goals. We do offer financing options, which may be something you would like to consider as part of paying for plastic surgery. Our experienced front office team will walk you through all the particulars during your initial visit.
Will there be a long recovery? For any procedure, you will need to take a certain amount of time off from work, intensive exercise, social events and childcare duties. The recovery timelines vary significantly for the procedures discussed above. Depending on what you choose, you may need to take a week to several weeks of downtime.
What kind of help will I need as I recover? Most plastic surgeries will involve a recovery of multiple weeks. To start, you will need your spouse, a family member or another trusted adult to come with you to your surgical appointment and drive you home. They must stay with you for 24-48 hours. You’ll also need help with cooking, cleaning, childcare, errands and other duties you may normally perform on your own. This is an important time for you to heal and bounce back, so you’ll need to be prepared to let go of some of those daily tasks you’re accustomed to.
How do I choose a plastic surgeon? We know you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. We suggest scheduling a few consultations to get to know what’s out there. When you choose Dr. Douglas Cusick, you can be confident your surgeon has the qualifications to perform these complex procedures:
- American Board of Plastic Surgery certification, which means Dr. Cusick has passed rigorous tests to demonstrate his expertise, skill and professionalism in plastic surgery
- Years’ worth of satisfied patients and demonstrable results
- Positive client testimonials and reviews
- Extensive and specialized plastic surgery training and education
- Personal commitment to achieving the results his patients want
- Compassionate approach to being a surgeon, including 40 reconstructive surgery missions around the globe
- Membership to leading plastic surgery organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Kansas City Plastic Surgery Society
Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important step in your journey – one of the most important. We encourage you to give us a call to learn more about Dr. Cusick’s qualifications and approach to your care.
Am I a good candidate for plastic surgery? Your consultation is the only way to determine the answer to this question. In very broad terms, good candidates for cosmetic surgery are:
- Interested in modifying a physical characteristic or physical feature
- In good overall health
- Able to make rational, well-informed decisions about plastic surgery
- Willing to accept reasonable expectations for how your results will look
- Willing to commit to the recovery and aftercare instructions
- Prepared to be honest with the surgeon so he can determine if you are a good candidate
Plastic surgery can be a great way to achieve the rejuvenation and enhancement you’ve been wanting. Dr. Cusick will help you decide if now is the right time.
Should I quit smoking before surgery? Absolutely, you must quit smoking before surgery. It’s critical you’re honest with Dr. Cusick about tobacco use. He may be able to make recommendations to get help with quitting if you’ve been having trouble. There are many reasons why it is important to quit smoking for several weeks before cosmetic surgery and for several weeks after:
- Smoking impairs your ability to heal, particularly to heal wounds and incisions
- Smoking leads to respiratory problems that may be aggravated during recovery
- Smoking may increase the risk of certain surgical procedures
We hope you’ll take this opportunity to kick the habit for good! Smoking cessation will have a positive effect on your life, including improved health and the lowering of risk for cancer and other serious health problems. Regardless of whether you choose to quit permanently, you must quit prior to surgery in order to be a candidate.
Should I lose weight before cosmetic surgery? It’s possible. For certain body contouring procedures, you may need to lose weight if your BMI places you in an obese range. This will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Cusick.
Confidential Consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you live in or nearby Leawood, KS, or the surrounding areas, we hope you will give us a call to get your cosmetic surgery questions answered. We are happy to answer everything we can over the phone and to schedule a consultation for you with Dr. Cusick. The consultation is your opportunity to learn about options that match your goals. To learn more about experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Cusick, please call our team at 913-661-0202.