Dr. Allyson Maske Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Augmentation:

Can I pick an exact cup size that I hope to achieve from breast augmentation surgery?
Because cup sizes can vary depending on the bra manufacturer, it can be difficult to commit to a specific cup size when planning a breast augmentation procedure. However, I am able to use Vectra® 3D Breast Surgery Imaging during breast augmentation consultations to help women see a projection of their potential breast augmentation results based on different breast implant sizes and shapes.


How long will the recovery period be following a facelift?
Every patient is different and that means recovery time after can vary. Your recovery after a facelift will depends on several factors including the specifics of your procedure as well as your body’s ability to heal. Generally speaking, many facelift patients are able to return to most of their normal daily activities (including work) about a week following their procedure. I discuss specific recovery details with my patients during facelift consultation appointments.


How long will the results of a liposuction procedure last?
Liposuction removes excess fat cells from a targeted area of the body, and can be a great way for patients who are already maintaining a healthy weight to minimize localized pockets of unwanted fat. The fat cells that have been removed will not return. However, if a patient gains weight after their procedure, the remaining fat cells in the treated area as well as fat cells in other areas of the body can expand, making the patient’s results less apparent. In other words, liposuction results can be extremely long lasting if the patient maintains their post-procedure weight, but subsequent weight gain in the treated area is still a possibility.

Can liposuction be used as weight loss surgery?
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure and will not be able to help patients who wish to use the surgery as a way to lose a significant amount of weight. Although it’s true that fat is removed during the procedure, the total amount of fat removed will not weigh very much. I recommend for my liposuction patients to reach their goal weight before their surgery.