Frequently Asked Questions

The more you know the better the results we will have. Your safety is the responsibility of you and your plastic surgeon. Here are a few important items that will help you:

How do I pick a well qualified plastic surgeon?

Plastic surgeons should have experience, training and certification in order to qualify for your surgery. Dr. Fortes has been with the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery for over 10 years. Dr. Fortes is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He has had one of the most extensive training periods of 8 years in surgical residency, including 3 years of specialization in plastic surgery at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.

How do I know that the surgery location is equipped for my safety and comfort?

The Surgicenter for ACPS is certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). This nationally recognized organization insures that surgical facilities meet rigid guidelines with regard to physician credentials and life safety issues.

How long will recovery take?

Each procedure has a different level of recovery. However, you can plan on needing several days of assistance to make sure that you give your body the time it needs to heal. In addition it should take several weeks before you are allowed to return to “vigorous” activities like exercise. We will give you an educational and informational packet that will detail the needs of your specific surgery.

Is plastic surgery outpatient or inpatient?

Most plastic surgery procedures are outpatient procedures. However, some cases do require an overnight stay, especially if there are complications. Dr. Fortes might recommend an overnight stay at our extended care facility. In addition, we offer a number of private recovery accommodations through our association with St. Regis® and the Radisson® hotels.