My experience was great from start to finish. Dr. Brou not only made my nose straighter but repaired my deviated septum. The whole operation and recovery was very well-managed. I’m very pleased with his results and I feel much better.
As a healthcare provider myself, I know the vital importance of giving total attention to every detail of any medical procedure. The need for detail is magnified when performing a cosmetic surgery. From the first time I met with Dr. Brou to discuss what I hoped to achieve by having a surgery, I have been amazed at the level of detail and attention he puts into every aspect of his practice. I was totally comfortable with his analysis and recommendations for my procedure. He was understanding, compassionate, and forthright throughout the entire process. I have always felt that Dr. Brou listened to my desires and concerns and took as much time as necessary to explain each aspect of the procedure and answer any questions that I had. He has been thoughtful and caring at each phase of my treatment.
Not only does Dr. Brou have a great bedside manner but the amazing results of my procedure are testament to his outstanding surgical skill and incredible attention to each and every detail no matter how minor. Immediately following surgery I realized that Dr. Brou had exceeded all of my expectations. I was truly amazed at the results he achieved. As my recovery progressed the results only improved. I now have a body that I previously did not think was possible. I have Dr. Brou to thank for the unbelievable result, and a terrific experience. I could not have asked for a better surgeon.
I would tell anyone seeking to have a cosmetic surgery procedure to not decide on your surgeon until you talk with Dr. Brou. I believe there is no better cosmetic surgeon around.
Apparently I chose the most involved surgery you all do. 9 ½ hours. From pre-op through post-op I would like to seriously offer constructive criticism as I know that it only benefits all those involved. However, I have none. I am confident that I knew everything I needed to know going in. Of course, you learn a lot more as you go through the process, but what was offered in the beginning was informative and plenty at that time. I already knew Dr. Brou through my daughter’s breast augmentation and knew that I wanted to use him. Although I did consider consulting another plastic surgeon, I already felt comfortable and knew his work which I felt was most important. I was not disappointed.
I stayed at the facility the night of surgery and usually suffer from severe nausea associated with anesthesia. My nurse, unfortunately I never knew her name, was with me all night and I only had a couple bouts of intense nausea which were addressed immediately. I only remember brief periods and she was right there when I needed her. My husband and daughter only had positive things to say about the facility and my nurse. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Lisa Corstvet, was also amazing, informative and a very nice person. She was there early and stayed late with my family addressing their questions. She certainly made me feel comfortable being in her hands. I had a few issues with my heart and she already knew all about it and had all the information my cardiologist had relayed. Of course Dr. Brou was funny and kept me relaxed before surgery as well. I had planned on asking for something to relax me, but ended up not needing anything. He spent all the time with me that I needed, as well as with my family afterwards. My husband was comfortable with him and that’s saying a lot.
Recovery went as expected (of course we were a little naïve…). The drugs I received were great in dealing with the pain – I would say that I never had pain exceeding a 4 or 5 after surgery. Everything stayed under control. Fortunately, I had as much terrific help at home as I did from Dr. Brou and staff. As far as I’m concerned, Yvonne went above and behind the call of duty throughout. At the appointment when she realized the extent of the infection I developed at the drainage site on a Friday, she did not hesitate to give me her cell phone number and checked on my daily over the weekend until I came back in to see Dr. Brou. (he was out of town). The drainage from the infection was unreal, but as I learned it was the best thing. Then I had food poisoning (or something) and I was concerned with all the vomiting and the surgery site – Dr. Brou and Yvonne both checked on me. It was miserable but it was nice knowing that it mattered to you all.
Bottom line, Dr. Brou exceeded expectations. He is funny, caring, and a super surgeon. I am actually a fairly modest person and I never felt uncomfortable with him or any of the staff. My results exceeded my expectations and I have bought an elliptical to make sure they stay that way. One thing I appreciated about Dr. Brou was that I felt like he wanted to do it – that he was excited about the surgery and the anticipated results. I know he does this for a living but I never felt like I was just another patient, and just another surgery. It made me feel confident and relaxed about it all.
I cannot say enough nice things about Yvonne. From the first appointment where she made certain that I was never embarrassed, through the normal follow-us, the infection “crisis”, recovery and then later with facial injections, etc., she was knowledgeable, professional, yet very approachable and easy to relate to, and talk with, about anything. She was encouraging when she needed to be, yet made certain I understood the gravity of the situation with the infection. I did as I was told! Both Yvonne and Dr. Brou were forthright in my expectations of surgical results – i.e., what would and what would not give me the results I wanted. I certainly never came in planning on doing the surgery I ended up doing yet, it was all my idea once we discussed the results I wanted. No undue pressure of any kind from anyone.
This is probably more than you wanted to know but I truly have no criticism and am definitely a poster patient. Thanks for everything to all of you.
Dr. Brou performed an abdomnioplasty and Vaser Liposelection of my abdomen and torso last April. I had very little pain thanks to the Lidocaine drip, and the only thing that could make my tummy look any better would be a ten carat diamond in my naval!!
First of all I am an “A” type personality so “perfection” is certainly part of what I am always striving towards. With this said Dr. Juan Brou and his staff always exceed my expectations. The women in the office are the friendliest group of people you will ever meet and are always very helpful and considerate.
Dr. Brou will make you feel completely comfortable; you will never feel as if you are just “another patient”. He truly cares about what you want and expect. He will help you set realistic expectations, then goes above and beyond to deliver.
With the sea of choices out there you will have met “your match” when it comes to precision and perfection. I had a rhinoplasty and breast augmentation done by Dr. Brou and I can’t even begin to express the gratitude I have for this doctor. He is simply in a class of his own. When the time comes to make a very important decision you will be so pleased you chose Dr. Brou!
Dear Dr. Brou,
I want to thank you so much for the wonderful care I received from you and your staff. From the first consultation, through the procedure, to follow up appointments, I had no doubt that I had made the best decision when I chose you as my surgeon.
Doctors struggle to be a 5 star facility. You are there. There is a secret to doing this. That secret is to make each patient feel as if they are the favorite. That the patient is memorable, as if each time we are in your office, a friend is coming by to visit. Wonderful job.
After interviewing several doctors in the Oklahoma City area, as soon as I met with you and your staff, my decision was an easy one. Your staff are so professional, yet so personable. I found them to be very well trained, which just confirmed that my decision to choose you was best.
When checking into the surgical center, I felt it was ran very efficiently, which helps to put one at ease. The care I received before surgery was reassuring. The aftercare was nothing less than superb. My nurse, Cindy Lawson, is a definite asset to the center. Cindy’s work ethic really impressed me. While not caring for me, she was constantly productive folding linens, organizing, charting, etc.
Dr. Brou, again, thank you and everyone involved for making this experience less intimidating for me. I have and will continue to refer anyone wishing to have procedures performed to the best to you.
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Dr. Juan Brou is an excellent surgeon. He went over and beyond what is expected of a surgeon. He came in over an hour early on December 24th, 2009 so we could get an early start home. If he had not we would not have made it home to Elk City. They closed the interstate 40 right behind us!
There are good doctors and excellent doctors, but very seldom do you find an excellent doctor and an exceptional person together! Dr. Juan Brou is rated excellent in my eyes. Dr. Brou will perform any other surgery I will have done. I admire and respect Dr. Juan Brou.
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Dr. Brou was easy going. He answered all my questions. He was friendly and I felt like he listened to what I wanted which was really important to me because I was going to alter my body and that was scary and I wanted to make sure that the person I was going to allow to do that was knowledgeable, confident, board-certified, all those things you hear about.
When the surgery was over and I began to heal I felt like a new person. I was 45 years old at the time. And I was so happy because I felt like I had been given a chance again to not only one, wear the kind of clothes I wanted to wear, not only find the ones I wanted to wear but that I could find some that fit me.
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They were wonderful. They made me feel like the only patient that they had.
I had a body lift and that was wonderful. I was excited about that because I was at the age where things were changing places. My backside had gone flat and my stomach was starting to stick out and I didn’t like that. Anyway I went and had the procedure and he explained to me what the procedure would be like and what the results would probably be so I did that first. And I really liked it because before my pants would have fit better backwards but after that I had the shape of a more youthful person after that surgery and I was very pleased with that.
Brou is very personable. He’s very consistent. He sits down and he talks to you eye to eye and he doesn’t ever talk down to you. He gives you realistic expectations. He calls you by name. He’s one of those people that when he comes up in conversation you don’t say he did my surgery or you went to him, you say he’s my doctor.
People might look at you and say you’ve changed your hair. What have you done differently? And they won’t pick up immediately on the exact procedure but they notice the difference. That’s the kind of procedure I like, a subtle but noticeable procedure and that’s what I got.
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When I went to Dr. Brou, what was different about him was the other doctors I felt like I was a patient. They were nice but it wasn’t just a consultation and it didn’t seem like I was just one in a long line of many and with Dr. Brou I felt like a woman. I absolutely felt like a woman. I felt like he looked at me and he was excited about my potential and he knew where it could go and that sold me.
I absolutely without a doubt got the results I expected. He was there for every step making sure that things were healing properly. He called me personally the day after. He called me. You are just not another patient with Dr. Brou. He takes care of you like you are part of his family.
It’s worth every penny. For this feeling for the happiness, for the energy I feel with my kids. Every penny. My husband would tell you we’d do it three times if we had to. It was totally worth it. My whole outlook on life has changed.
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I got a full face-lift a year ago. I look absolutely natural,and at 54, could pass for early 40′s. Thank you Dr. Brou, for keeping me safe, and taking such good care of me. It is an absolute act of trust to let someone perform cosmetic surgery, and I couldn’t be happier with your performance.
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It’s not so much how I look but how it makes me feel. I just feel like a younger. It makes me feel like I’m looking more like I feel I guess. It takes some years off. It just makes you feel so great. Dr. Brou really just made me feel so comfortable that it was a completely normal thing to do. There were certain aspects of it you could pursue and certain aspects you didn’t need to, which made me feel good.
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I’ve been thinking about doing the lower half of my legs because I’m tired of shaving now. It’s just so simple. Now I want to do every part that has hair on it. I’m 100 percent satisfied with the doctor and with the staff and the results that have come out.
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The consultation was one of the warmest most reassuring experiences ever and I imagine it’s that way for most people, something that’s bothered you for a while and you go in there and you are just nervous. He just totally put me at ease. I remember I was surprised how much time he spent talking about what were my issues. I never wanted to look different. As you get older you notice some things. I wanted to look like me but a little bit younger. I wanted to turn that back a bit.
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I had wrinkles around my mouth filled with regalis, it is a wonderful thing. I recommend it to anybody who wants to rid themselves of the “parentheses” around the mouth, it takes years off your age. It can also plump out the wrinkles between your eyes and will look SO much better and last longer if botox is done at the same time, a little expensive but well worth it. Good luck with your transformation!
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The difference is great. I love it. Your skin is not as irritated. Your hair doesn’t grow as much. It’s a lot thinner than it was before so it’s great. I love it.
I LOVE MY BOTOX!! I look so much younger!!
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FAQ- Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City
- Why is it called “plastic” surgery?
- What is the difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery?
- Are silicone breast implants really safe?
- How painful is plastic surgery?
- How long will it take me to recover and get back to work?
- When can I start exercising regularly again?
- Do plastic surgeons only perform reconstructive surgery?
- Does it really matter which group my surgeon is board certified through?
- Is it okay to ask tough questions?
- Is it inappropriate to ask to speak with a surgeon’s former patients?
- Why does the price for cosmetic procedures vary so much from place to place, even within the same city?
- Isn’t it only celebrities or rich people who have plastic surgery?
Why is it called “plastic” surgery?
It may sound like patients are being implanted with plastic devices, but medically the term “plastic” comes from the Greek word plastikos, which means “to mold or shape.” Cosmetic surgery is essentially synonymous with “plastic” surgery. However, a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon are not the same. Read about this here.
What is the difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body, such as the nose, in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. It is considered an elective (non-essential) surgery and is usually not covered by health insurance. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body. These may be caused by congenital defects (like cleft palate), developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by health insurance, although the types of procedures and the level of coverage provided vary greatly.
Are silicone breast implants really safe?
Yes! In November 2006 the FDA reversed its 14-year ban on silicone breast implants, allowing patients in the United States access to the same implants that women in 60 countries around the world already have. The new generation of silicone implants are safe, are made with vastly improved technology, and produce a more natural look and feel. They are also lighter in weight than saline implants and are preferred by almost all of our patients. Breast augmentation is an extremely popular treatment performed in Oklahoma City and by Dr. Brou.
How painful is plastic surgery?
Each patient reacts to pain differently, and this is taken into consideration when planning your recovery. Some patients say they merely feel achy; others may experience more discomfort. All patients are prescribed appropriate pain medications that help minimize discomfort. Most facial cosmetic procedures are the least painful. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevating or tightening the muscles (e.g. tummy tucks or breast augmentation) have a discomfort level that is about equal to that of a C-section.
How long will it take me to recover and get back to work?
Again this varies widely, depending upon the individual and the type of procedure that was performed. Most people require assistance for at least the first two days, and then are able to care for themselves. (However, if the patient has young children or other physical duties they cannot postpone, then they may need assistance for a longer period of time.) While recovery time cannot be completely predicted for each patient, the average recovery periods are:
Breast Augmentation – Patients can usually get around independently by the second day and are able to return to work in five to seven days, if they are not required to lift more than 10 pounds.
Eyelid Surgery – Again the patient can usually get around independently by the second day. With sunglasses, short trips are possible by the third and fourth day, and the patient usually returns to work by the fifth to seventh day, unless their job requires heavy lifting.
Facelift Surgery – The patient can move independently by the second day, but usually will not feel comfortable going out in public for five to seven days. If the person is not in the public eye, it’s possible to return to work in 10 to 14 days.
Tummy Tuck – These patients normally take two to four days before they can get around by themselves. The recovery time is roughly equal to that of a C-section, with the patient able to return to a desk job in five to seven days, or to a more physically demanding job in 10 to 14 days.
When can I start exercising regularly again?
This varies depending upon the type of procedure performed and the patient’s overall health, and is a decision that should be made by Dr. Brou. In general, all patients are encouraged to get up and walk around slowly on their second day post-op. More vigorous activity, including aerobic exercise, is usually not allowed during the first two weeks, in order to reduce the risk of complications like bleeding, swelling and bruising. Activities like weight lifting and contact sports are usually allowed after one month. When you do head back to the gym, the key is to start slow, gradually building up to your normal workout routine.
Do plastic surgeons only perform reconstructive surgery?
No. As a medical specialty, plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Surgeons are trained, experienced and qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on every area of the body, not just the face. In fact, many cosmetic procedures are rooted in reconstructive plastic surgery.
Often people do not realize that there are no regulations governing what type of medical practitioner can perform plastic surgery procedures. The lure of easy money inspires many people to open up shop after completing a just weekend course or other minimal training. This is why it is important for you to make sure you select a well-qualified medical professional trained specifically in the procedures you are seeking. Whatever procedure you need or are considering, make sure the surgeon you select is board certified in a specialty that is pertinent to your procedure, ideally by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Read more about this here.
Does it really matter which group my surgeon is board certified through?
Very much so. Good credentials do not guarantee a good outcome, but they drastically improve the odds of getting one. Plus, any group of medical professionals can create its own “certification” board. It’s a common tactic that creates a false sense of security for unsuspecting patients, since many medical professionals are now supplementing their income by dabbling in the cosmetic procedures market without specialized training.
To make sure your surgeon is truly qualified to perform your procedure, he or she should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which falls under the umbrella of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the certification “gold standard” among reputable plastic surgeons. The ABMS is a 75-year-old, nonprofit organization established to oversee and regulate the certification of medical specialties.
To achieve ABMS board certification, all medical specialists undergo rigorous training and examinations to ensure that they provide the highest level of care. For plastic surgeons that includes at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery. They must also operate only in accredited facilities and fulfill continuing medical education and training requirements. Read more about this here.
Is it okay to ask tough questions?
Absolutely! As a patient you are entitled to know the surgeon’s qualifications and experience, and indeed would be foolish not to do so. Asking questions also gives you both a chance to become comfortable with each other, which is essential to establishing a successful doctor-patient relationship. Finally, it lets the surgeon know that you’ve done your homework and are prepared to be an active partner throughout the process.
Is it inappropriate to ask to speak with a surgeon’s former patients?
No. Reputable surgeons (and all physicians) have no problem supplying you with contact information for some of their recent patients. Many patients already select a surgeon based on the recommendation of family, friends or coworkers. If none of these are available, speaking with former patients is an excellent way to learn more about your surgeon and dispel your own concerns.
Why does the price for cosmetic procedures vary so much from place to place, even within the same city?
There is a lengthy list of variables that affect the price of plastic surgery procedures, specifically geographic location, the surgeon’s expertise and demand, how much time and effort your procedure requires, and the costs of anesthesia, surgical facilities, labs, etc. Some procedures are covered by insurance, and most surgeons have patient financing plans. Be up front and have your surgeon go over ALL costs involved with your procedure beforehand, so you can make an informed decision. But by the same token, remember that how comfortable you are with the surgeon, as well as his or her qualifications and experience, are just as important as price.
Isn’t it only celebrities or rich people who have plastic surgery?
Not any more. The number of cosmetic procedures performed on middle- and lower-income patients is growing exponentially each year. A study in 2005 found that almost 60 percent of people who had recently had plastic surgery or were seriously considering it had a household income of between $30,000 to $90,000 per year. In fact, 40 percent of that 60 percent reported an annual income of less than $60,000. Other factors that contribute to this trend are the aging of the baby boom generation and the “demystifying” of plastic surgery via television programs and other media. Both of these developments have lessened the social stigma and reduced the fears of those contemplating cosmetic procedures.
If you do not see your question here in FAQ, please feel free to call us at any time at (405) 945-0001!