May 19, 2014
David Morrow MD Guest Sun Protection Expert on KMIR
Whether you are interested in a cosmetic procedure or surgical solution to a health problem, our goal is to provide you with the information and resources you need to make the most informed decision possible. These FAQs will help.
How do I know which surgeon to choose?
The most important decision you'll make regarding cosmetic surgery is choosing the right surgeon. It's important to find a surgeon who is qualified to perform the procedure you desire, has successfully performed the procedure many times, is willing to share patient referrals, operates in a certified outpatient surgery center dedicated to aesthetic surgery and makes you feel comfortable.
What does "Board Certified" mean?
Board certification by a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has been called the gold standard of physician credentialing. A board certified surgeon is one who has completed the required course of study including a residency in a particular field, and passed the exam given by the certifying board. Dr. David Morrow is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, a private specialty board.
What types of procedures do you do?
Dr. Morrow is an advocate of the Specialty Plastic Surgery® approach to plastic, cosmetic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery to enhance function and beauty. He performs only skin and facial rejuvenation procedures and surgery to enhance beauty and restore a youthful appearance.
I'm not happy with my prior surgery. Can you fix it?
A substantial proportion of our patients come to Dr. David Morrow because they are unhappy with the results from a prior surgery performed by other surgeons. Dr. Morrow is well known for fixing "botched" facelifts performed by others. A consultation with Dr. Morrow is the first step toward a happier outcome.
Does my surgery require general anesthesia?
Most of our procedures are performed with IV sedation and local anesthesia. However if your procedure requires general anesthesia, we use only medical anesthesiologists and registered nurse anesthetists.
Where will my surgery be performed?
Surgeries that require conscious altering anesthesia are performed at a fully accredited outpatient surgical center. Procedures that require no anesthesia or local anesthesia are provided in the clinical setting.
How much time will I spend in postoperative recovery?
Most patients go home within an hour or two of their procedures. If you need an overnight stay, that can be arranged.