Resources

At Your Fingertips
As you prepare for your procedure, please browse and take advantage of our online library of resources. From forms to frequently asked questions, we’ve made it easy to become knowledgable about your procedure.

Forms

General

Medical History & Patient Demographics

To make the most of your first appointment, please download, fill out, and bring the medical history & patient demographics form to your appointment. This will give you ample time to think through the questions and save you time in the office. Thanks in advance for bringing this completed form with you at your first appointment.

Privacy & Photo Consent
Common Interest Disclosure Statement

Before any patient proceeds with surgery, they will need to review and sign the Patient Bill of Rights and the Advanced Health Care Directive. Please download, sign and bring these forms to your pre-op appointment.

Medications to Avoid Before Surgery

Forms for your skin procedure

Laser & Skin Care History

In order to provide you with the most appropriate laser hair removal or skin care treatment, we would appreciate your time in completing the Laser & Skin Care History questionnaire before your first visit.

Permanent Makeup

Virtual Consultation Videos

Dr. Arbabzadeh shares information and insights about select procedures

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s some answers to questions we get a lot. If you need an answer for something that’s not covered here, give us a call at (559) 797-9000

Financial & Scheduling

+ Will insurance pay for my breast reduction surgery?

Every insurance company is different when it comes to breast reduction coverage. We are very used to working with insurance companies and know what type of information they require. At your consultation Dr. Arbabzadeh will examine you and explain to you your treatment options for breast reduction. If she feels you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure and you would like us to proceed with the preauthorization process we will send all the required documentation to your insurance company. In most instances we will have an answer for you in 2-6 weeks.

Dr. Arbabzadeh

+ What are Dr. Arbabzadeh’s qualifications?

Dr. Arbabzadeh is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. To learn more about Dr. click here

Breast

+ What type of method does Dr. Arbabzadeh use for her breast reductions?

Dr. Arbabzadeh uses an inferior pedicle method, which minimizes nipple trauma and scarring.

+ Are Silicone breast implants safe?

According to the FDA there is no correlation between silicone breast implants and long-term medical conditions. For more information about this topic click here.

+ What is the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?

All breast implants have an exterior sac or shell made of silicone, a rubber-like substance. The implant is filled with one of two substances: silicone gel or saline. For more information on the differences between silicone and saline check our our breast page.

Body

+ Can liposuction be combined with tummy tuck surgery?

Often times Dr. Arbabzadeh can safely combine liposuction of the abdominal area to create a more contoured figure.

+ Can I gain weight after liposuction?

Not all fat cells are removed with liposuction and the remaining cells can still store unused energy (fat) if the person eats more than they use.

+ What will my tummy tuck scar look like?

The length of the scar will be determined by the amount of skin that is removed. While scars will never completely disappear they will fade with time. Most scars will take a full year to mature during which time they will sometimes become darker before they begin to fade.

+ What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is performed using a unique combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to counteract the physical effects of childbearing, and restore and enhance your body. Most commonly it includes breast augmentation with or without a lift and a tummy tuck. For more information, check out our body page.

+ Who is the best candidate for liposuction?

The best candidate for liposuction is someone who is at or near normal weight with localized areas of protruding fat. Liposuction is not a tool to be used for primary weight reduction.

+ How do I know if I am a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Adults who are close to their ideal body weight but have excess skin and fullness in their abdominal area are the best candidates. A Tummy tuck may be a good option for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight after bariatric surgery or for women who have gone through pregnancy. For more information, check out our body page.

Day of Surgery

+What kind of anesthesia will I have for my surgery?

Our surgeries are performed using general anesthesia except for face lifts which use conscious sedation.

+ Where will my procedure be performed?

Your surgery will be performed at Renaissance Surgery Center adjacent to our office. This state-of-the-art surgery center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

After Surgery

+ When can I resume regular exercise?

The time a patient needs to take off from exercise depends on the operation performed. All our patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine around the house on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and high impact (running) activities are not allowed for at least 1 month in most cases.

+ How much time will I have to take off from work to recuperate?

The length of time it takes to recover from surgery varies depending on the procedure and the individual person. Most patients will require assistance for the first two days and then are able to care for themselves. Patients with young children may need help for a longer period of time. Here is a list of common times associated with some of our most popular procedures.

  • Breast Surgery: Usually can get around independently by the second day. May return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 10 pounds.
  • Liposuction: Usually can get around independently by the second day. Can return to work and normal activities in 5-7 days.
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): Usually can get around independently by the second day. May return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 10 pounds.
  • Face Lift: Usually can get around independently by the second day. May return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 10 pounds.

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