How soon can I have my surgery?
Most procedures can be arranged within six weeks following your consultation and occasionally as soon as 2 to 3 weeks.
How soon after my surgery can I return to work, travel, work-out?
With most surgical procedures we will want you to reduce your activity level significantly for the first 2 weeks. After that you will gradually increase your activity level. If your job involves little physical activity (a desk job) you may be able to return to work in as little as 5 days, but this will depend on the demands at work. You will be able to travel within 2 days after your surgery (in most cases), but you will most likely need to wait 4 to 6 weeks before working out.
Are all follow-up appointments covered?
Yes, there are no additional charges for any follow-up appointments.
Do you have before and after pictures?
We have a full array of before and after pictures, and you are welcome to look at them. This can be done at the time of your consultation or at any time before or after. Just give us a call to arrange a convenient time.
Can I have surgery with you if I don’t live in Vancouver?
We have many out-of-town patients whom we see in consultation prior to booking their surgery. You should plan to arrive in Vancouver at least a day before your surgery. Following surgery, Dr. Bowman will want to ensure that you are well before traveling home and, as such, you should plan to stay in Vancouver for at least 2 days after your surgery. You may need to stay longer, and your individual situation will be discussed with Dr. Bowman at the time of your consultation.
What if I’m not happy with the results of my surgery?
Plastic surgery is not an exact science and results can never be known for certain in advance. Even though Dr. Bowman will aim for a perfect result, there are many factors that can interfere with this. If you are unhappy with your result, Dr. Bowman will be seeing you in your follow-up visits and you and he will discuss your concerns and all the possible solutions.
Is financing available?
Yes, we work with several financing companies that specialize in financing cosmetic surgical procedures.