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Questions and Answers

Dr. Peter Adamson answers commonly asked questions about cosmetic facial procedures and non-surgical options.

When is the best time for cosmetic facial surgery?

When a particular area on the face has been a long-standing concern to you.

When your outer appearance no longer reflects your inner spirit.

What is to be expected during the first session of The Consultation Process™?

You should be prepared to discuss the exact facial improvements you hope to achieve during this initial planning and information session. Once your goals are determined, age, general health, bone structure and signs of aging or concern will be assessed.

Photographs are taken at this time to study your facial features and help plan specific surgical and non-surgical treatments.

The goal of The Consultation Process™ is to provide primary or secondary opinions to patients considering cosmetic nasal surgery, reconstructive nasal surgery, revision rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery, as well as minimal and non-invasive treatments.

What is to be expected during the second consultation, or The Planning Session™?

Photographs are used to illustrate where incisions will be made and what changes should be expected.

A date for surgery is set.

Consent forms are signed and detailed information on post-operative care is shared with the patient.

How much time off work will I need?

Usually 1 to 2 weeks, occasionally 3 weeks.

Will I be in hospital?

Surgical procedures are performed at The Cumberland Clinic™, our private facility, on an outpatient basis. You usually return home the same day, but those having longer or several procedures as well as out-of-town patients may require a one-night stay.

Dr. Adamson also has an Active Staff appointment as a surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital in the University Health Network.

What kind of anaesthesia can I have?

Depending on the procedure chosen and your preferences, surgery or treatments may be done under straight local, local with intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia.

Does scheduling surgery take a long time?

Every effort is made to accommodate your specific requests, but booking early is always preferable.

Can I talk to Dr. Adamson's former patients?

We encourage pre-surgery research at our clinic and view these kinds of discussions as an important step to alleviating many of the fears new patients may experience. Our staff will gladly set up an information interview for you upon your request.

What is the cost?

Fees vary and can range from several hundred dollars for simple procedures to several thousand for facial rejuvenation.

Surgical fees include the surgical component of any operative procedures, all post-operative care related to the procedure, the professional component of touch-up work that may be required, post-operative makeup and skincare consultations.

Facility fees for The Cumberland Clinic™ cover clinic costs, nursing fees for dedicated nursing care and anaesthesia fees for anaesthesiologists.

The Overnight Package™ covers facility and nursing fees for overnight stay at The Cumberland Clinic™. Fees are payable in advance of surgery by Visa, Mastercard or cash. HST is applied to all fees.

Will insurance cover any this?

Cosmetic facial surgery is not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). OHIP will cover reconstructive surgery required to improve function, relieve symptoms or repair the effects of injury.

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