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San Francisco, CA 94111

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Questions for Dr. Rabinovich

Please submit your questions to Dr. Alex using this email form. We will reply to the email address you provide as well as add popular questions to our "Ask The Doctor" FAQ. We look forward to hearing from you.

When can I go back to work?

The length of time for recuperation after cosmetic plastic surgery varies depending on the procedure. Most patients will require assistance for a day or so, and then will be able to care for themselves. We will discuss with you in detail your postoperative care and recovery instructions. Today’s surgical techniques allow patients to return to work fairly soon following surgery.

When can I begin to exercise?

Depending on the procedure performed determines when a patient may resume physical exercise. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine initially, but hold off on anything more strenuous until after consulting with the doctor.

Is there a right age for cosmetic surgery?

There is no ideal age to have cosmetic surgery. The time to have an elective procedure is when the desired change will justify the time, effort, and cost involved. Another factor to take into consideration is the potential length of time to enjoy the benefits. For example, if an individual has a facelift or necklift earlier in life, the rewards of this surgery can be enjoyed for a greater period of time.

I don't like the appearance of my nose. What can I do?

If you like your profile but the tip of your nose is too wide, prominent, projects too much or droops, it can be corrected. Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure for the nasal tip when it droops with age. Rhinoplasty can be also be performed to change the contour of the bridge, sculpt the nasal tip, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and upper lip.