Common Concerns and Answers

The Consultation

At the consultation, each patient is given information about the plastic surgery procedure(s) of interest. First, the prospective patient views a procedure specific videotape, produced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Next, Dr. Keyes conducts a thorough examination, answering any questions concerning the expected results and challenges associated with the surgery. Brochures illuminating the information in the videotapes are also offered to the patient. In addition, photographs of other patient's results (who elected to have a similar cosmetic surgery) are shown. A computerized video-imaging session will take place, which allows visualization of the changes that are possible for Dr. Keyes to achieve.

Pre-Operative Care

Important information referring to patients’ most commonly asked questions concerning preparation for surgery are given at the appointment. The staff renders assistance during this pre-operative period. Prior to surgery, a complete medical history, a physical examination, and laboratory tests needed are obtained. On the morning of surgery, Dr. Keyes reviews the surgery with the patient after he or she has been checked in by the nurse and the anesthesiologist/anesthetist.

Post-Operative Care

Following surgery, patients are monitored and attended to by a registered nurse in the recovery room until discharge. Postoperative pain medication is prescribed for all surgeries. There is minimal discomfort with the majority of the procedures. Postoperative care is arranged according to individual patient needs. Detailed written instructions are given to the patient for postoperative convalescence. Patients are called the night after the surgery by both Dr. Keyes and the anesthesiologist to assure a comfortable and safe postoperative recovery. A follow-up office visit is scheduled the day after surgery to assess early wound healing. Sutures are usually removed 5 – 7 days after surgery depending upon the anatomic area operated on. Exercise may be resumed 3 – 4 weeks after surgery or upon the advice of Dr. Keyes.

Note: All patients presented on this website have given consent for their photographs to be displayed in order to highlight the benefits of cosmetic surgery and to compare the preoperative and end result photos. Some pictures display nudity. For prospective patients who prefer written materials only, please contact Dr. Keyes. The results shown in these before-and-after pictures may not occur in all patients.

Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations

As Dr. Keyes does not perform surgery in his office at Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., we do partner with accredited surgical centers and hospitals in the area. This is for the benefit of our patients as it allows for a range of locations and flexibility in scheduling. Our team of board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses deliver the highest level of care with uncompromising professional quality. To learn more about our partnering surgical centers and hospitals, please contact our office.

Pre- and Post-Operative Photos

FRONTAL VIEW: This view is a full image of the head. The image should include areas from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin. Both ears should show.

RIGHT & LEFT LATERAL: The left and right lateral views should include the entire head (from back to front).

RIGHT & LEFT OBLIQUE: The oblique views should align the tip of the nose with the opposite cheek. The image should show the entire head from the top of the head to the chin, and the tip of the nose to the back of the head.

VIEW FROM BELOW: The view from below (worm’s eye view) should align the tip of the nose between the eyebrows. It should zoom in to show the top of the forehead to the lower lip and just beyond the outside edges of the eyelids.

To schedule a complimentary consultation for plastic surgery in Los Angeles, CA, please contact double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keyes.