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  Feel Confident and Informed Each Step of the Way

If you are considering having cosmetic surgery, there are several important pieces of information to consider along the way. Michigan Cosmetic Surgery educates each patient to ensure you are truly confident in your procedure.  


Consultation Process

We offer free consultations with one of our Patient Care Coordinators. For consultations with Dr. Awada we charge a $75 fee that goes towards your surgery fee. When you are ready to book surgery we charge a $250 fee to hold the date and this fee also goes towards your surgery fee. If you are not in the metro Detroit area we offer FaceTime or Skype consultations as well!


Preoperative Clearances

  • Woman over 40 must have a recent mammogram within the last year.
  • Patients over 55 must have a stress test, EKG test, electrolyte test, CBC blood work.
  • For any other medical conditions you may be required to provide additional clearance.

Preoperative Processes

1 week prior to surgery

  • Woman over 40 must have a recent mammogram within the last year.
  • Depending on your situation we ask that you stop all Motrin (ibuprofen) or aspirin (2 weeks prior.) Tylenol is okay to take for any aches or pains.
  • Discontinue any alcohol or drug use.
  • If you are taking any diet medication or certain vitamins, such as vitamin E or fish oils, or any over the counter herbal supplements, you must discontinue two weeks prior to surgery. A multivitamin is okay.
  • The anesthesia care provider will contact you to review any questions by phone before surgery.
  • If you take any daily medications, review them with the anesthesiologist. If you would like to speak to the anesthesiologist sooner, we will provide you with their contact information.
  • Please fill your prescriptions before the day of your surgery. Our office will call them in for you to your pharmacy of choice.
  • If you were prescribed Valtrex, be sure to start taking the prescription 3 days prior to surgery.
  • Purchase your stool softener (Colace or Dulcolax.)
  • Purchase crackers, jello, and have some bland meals prepared.

Night Before Surgery: DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight. Do NOT chew gum or put anything in your mouth.


Day of Surgery

Transportation:

We require that every patient arrange a ride to and from our office on the day of surgery. If needed, our office can help you arrange a car service for your surgery day. We are located at 29110 Inkster Rd., Suite 250 Southfield, MI 48034. Our office is around the back of the building on the second floor.

Traveling Patients:

If you are coming in from out of town for surgery our office staff can help you with your hotel and transportation arrangements.

Shower:

Purchase antibacterial cleaner. Shower and scrub surgical area the morning of surgery. If you are having a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or pubic lift, you must shave the public area. Do not wear makeup, nail polish, artificial nails, lotion or jewelry. Remove all jewelry. Remove all piercings and any type of metal before surgery. Any hair extensions must be removed prior to surgery if they have metal. Do not wear contacts. Wear glasses and bring your case to store them in. If you wear dentures, removable bridge-work, notify the anesthesiologist on the day of surgery. If you use a breathing machine or inhaler, you MUST bring it with you. Always notify the anesthesiology of breathing history. If you are on your period then you may wear a pad, no tampon.

Clothing:

Wear very loose clothing that is easy to put on and take off. A button down or zipper shirt and easy to pull up pants with elastic band work best. No metal on underwear. Slippers are okay.


Postoperative Process

Staying compliant with your postoperative care is very important for a quick recovery and to ensure optimal results.

Home Care:

It is very important that you have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. Some surgeries restrict activities, such as lifting, for as long as two weeks after surgery. If you have young children then this is something you will need to discuss with your patient care coordinator so we can advise accordingly.

Showering:

Do not remove any bandages or shower until after your 1 week post-operative appointment. Sponge bathe only for the first week. Do not bathe in tub or swim. When you are cleared to shower we recommend showering with luke warm water and soap. Most patients are cleared to shower after their first post-operative appointment and cleared to bathe/swim after 4-6 weeks.

Post-Operative Appointments:

At your first appointment you will see a nurse or medical assistant first. She will answer all of your questions, remove your bandages, and clean your surgical sites. Then the doctor will come in to check your surgical sites, re-bandage, address any concerns, and go over home care.

Dressings:

Do not remove any dressings or get incisions wet until you are cleared to do so. If you have any concerns with your surgical sites call our office or after hours emergency line and we will have you come in to be seen by the doctor or nurse.

Garments:

Your first garment is included with surgery and you will be sent home wearing it after surgery. You must wear your binders and/or garments continuously (day and night) for 4-6 weeks. Keep them smooth, flat, and pulled down as they tend to ride up and wrinkle with movement. It is important to note that removing your garments will heavily affect your results and can cause serious complications. If you are having any problems with your garments please call our office or after hours emergency line and we will have you come in to see the doctor or nurse. Any additional garments are available for purchase in our office and they can be mailed. We always recommend the use of medical grade compression garments for optimal results. As your swelling goes down, drains are removed, and you progress through your healing you will require smaller sizes and differing levels of compression. At your post-operative appointments we will recommend garments and will even fit them for you.

Medication:

Please take all of your prescriptions as directed and do not operate any moving vehicle or heavy machinery while taking pain medication. Our office will call in your prescriptions to your pharmacy of choice. You must fill these before the day of your surgery. You must purchase a stool softener to take with your pain medication (Colace or Dulcolax.)

It is natural to experience discomfort in the area of operation. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the type of anesthesia you receive or on the amount of pain medication you are taking at home.

Supplements:

Bromaline and Arnica tablets help reduce post-operative bruising. These are available for purchase in our office.

Hydration:

It is very important that you stay hydrated after surgery as this will greatly help the healing process. We recommend at least 6-8 cups of water, very limited caffeine, and no alcohol for at least 2-3 weeks after your surgery. Gatorade is also recommended to help with hydration.

Diet:

Start with small simple meals and advance as you tolerate. Eat multiple small means that are high in fiber and protein. A protein shake 1-2 times a day is also encouraged (Costco carries a good brand that is low in sugar and comes in many flavors called: Premier Protein.) Take your stool softener with your meals. Drink fresh pineapple juice or eat fresh pineapples as these can help with bruising.

Smoking:

Do not smoke for a minimum of two months after surgery, you will compromise your healing and this could lead to infection, tissue loss, and open wounds.

Miscellaneous:

Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or power tools, cook, drink alcoholic beverages, smoke, make legal decisions, or take any medications not prescribed by your physician for at least 48 hours after your surgery.

You may contact our office with any questions at (248) 948-5500 or after hours using our emergency line at (248) 550-9747.


  Value to Working With a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Take Time to Research

Choosing a doctor to perform your cosmetic surgery can be a difficult task. You want to make sure the doctor you choose has all the training and safety measures needed to ensure the best outcome for you. That is why it is important to choose a board certified plastic surgeon.

Training and Skillset

What sets a great surgeon apart from good surgeons is their level of skill and training. Many people don’t know this but any doctor who went to medical school can legally perform plastic surgery in Michigan. Only board certified plastic surgeons, like Dr. Mariam Awada, have received additional requisite training which includes completing a plastic surgery residency program and passing a state board examination. 

Continued Education

Not only do board certified plastic surgeons have to complete additional training but they also have to complete ongoing education throughout their careers to keep their board certifications. It is important to know that your plastic surgeon has the most up-to-date knowledge on the newest procedures and safety measures. Each year Dr. Mariam Awada attends multiple lectures and conferences all over the world to make sure that she remains the best plastic surgeon in Michigan. Her most recent conference was the American Society of Plastic Surgery conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Peace of Mind

While skill, training, and education are important, what sets Dr. Mariam Awada apart from any other board certified plastic surgeon is the peace of mind she provides to her patients. We understand that your body is so important to you and that is what drives us to continue to be the best cosmetic surgery center in Metro Detroit. Here at Michigan Cosmetic Surgery we treat every patient like they are family. Many of our patients even refer their friends and family members and also return back to us for other procedures!

Selecting your plastic surgeon is a big decision and we always recommend consulting with multiple surgeons beforehand. To learn more information and start off your process, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mariam Awada at her Southfield, MI office. You can also read more patient reviews and stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and RealSelf.com.


  • Real Patients. Real Results.
    It’s great to know that there are doctors and nurses that actually have a great bedside manner, and the breast augmentation itself is wonderful. I feel much better about the way I look! Family and friends keep telling me how nice I look and I’m finally able to fill out a shirt the way that I want!* Jessica M.
  • Real Patients. Real Results.
    The staff is friendly and helpful. The office is beautiful. The entire surgery experience was safe and sterile. She makes you feel as if you are her only patient. She truly wants the best for you and will do whatever it takes to get you the results you desire. She instantly has a vision when she meets you and she runs with it. Couldn’t have asked for a better doctor or experience. Recommend 100% Kahla S.
  • Real Patients. Real Results.
    I've been getting injections to help with my eyes for a few months now. My girlfriend goes here as well and she gets injections. The staff is always super friendly and professional to us when we come in. We love how clean the office is too. Mark W.
Meet Dr. Mariam Awada, MD, FACS

A presidential scholar, a board certified plastic surgeon, an educator and most importantly - a friend to all her patients.

Dr. Mariam Awada has a genuine concern for every patient and the cosmetic results she delivers to them. Her patients are moved by her individualized attention and compassion, and are comforted by her shared female perspective. Her results and natural ability to establish meaningful relationships with her patients have contributed to the success of her practice, all of which has been based on patient and physician referrals. With her artistic eye and comprehensive training, both her surgical and non-surgical procedures surpass patient expectations.

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