26 Jan 2013

Why take the risk?

It is not unusual for patients to present to our practice with problems for which cosmetic surgery is an ideal solution, but they hesitate to proceed with a procedure for fear of the tiny risk of a bad outcome.  Everyone has a different way of approaching risk, but it is vital that you consider the risk of inaction, and not just the risk of action.  The risk of inaction?  Let’s say it’s a face lift you are considering.  Without the face lift, you are judged (unfairly) to be too tired for that promotion at work, your appearance and diminished feelings of attractiveness interfere with your personal relationships, and you become depressed by the loss of opportunities.  Not having a face lift carries risks, and these risks are much more likely to occur than are the risks of complications from well-conceived cosmetic surgery.

Moreover, by overcoming your fear of risk and having your surgery, you gain both the physical advantages of your procedure as well as an increased confidence in your ability to understand risk, which  may empower you to improve your life through accepting strategic risks  in other areas of your life.  We see countless examples of people changing jobs or entering new relationships after their cosmetic procedure, and confidence in assuming acceptable risks is at the core of these changes.

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Michael Kreidstein, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)

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  • […] If the costs of cosmetic surgery are leading you to abandon your quest for self-improvement, consider carefully the cost of not having cosmetic surgery. […]

  • Posted on Sep 19 2016 By kreidstein-user

    We would need to meet with you in consultation before applying for OHIP panniculectomy. If you are enrolled with a bariatric clinic and from many hours away, we can attempt to get approval prior to your visit.
    Fees for additional abdominoplasty are currently $4000 for professional fees, + hospital fee.

  • Posted on Sep 19 2016 By Dolores Squires

    Would it be possible to have your office apply to OHIP for the Panalectomy surgery. How much would the difference be to have an Abdominaectomy at the same time?

  • Posted on Feb 21 2015 By Dr. Michael Kreidstein

    A fee of $2500 to $4000 would be typical for this procedure.

  • Posted on Feb 21 2015 By Ron

    How much to reduce the fat around my penis area?

  • Posted on Feb 18 2014 By Dr. Michael Kreidstein

    Each situation is different, but you should see us once you have plateaued in weight.

  • Posted on Feb 18 2014 By Melissa

    Hi, I’m a 22 year old female 5’8. I’m a 229 pound right now . I’ve lost 33 pounds already on the dr.poons program . I also had a very big baby a a year ago . My tummy is horrible full of stretch marks and hangs . I want to loose another 60 pounds or so . But I’m worried by tummy just won’t every look the same . What would be the cost for a tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift . My bottom is very flat . Do you also do financing ? Old ohip cover a tummy tuck since I lost weight under doctors supervise program ?

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