FAQ

We have provided answers for commonly asked questions below. If you did not find an answer to your specific questions or would like addition information, please contact our office at (204) 944-9982 or send us an email at info@plasticsurgeryassociates.ca.

General Information

Can I get more information from you?

Certainly. Please contact us at (204) 944-9982 or send us an email at info@plasticsurgeryassociates.ca with your request.

Do you have before and after pictures?

Yes, we have many before and after pictures available at the clinic that show various types of procedures.

COST OF SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES

How much does surgery cost?

The cost of surgery depends on a number of factors and may vary for each patient dependant on specific requirements. Please call us at 944-9982 and we will provide an estimate based on your specific needs. A more accurate cost can be provided after consultation.

Do you offer financing?

Yes. We offer two financing programs: Medicard and Credit Medical. We also accept major credit cards.

When do I pay for elective surgery?

The surgical fee is payable two weeks before surgery. The balance (facility fee and anaesthesia) is payable on the day of your surgery.

Surgeons

How many Physicians and Surgeons do you have?

There are two board certified plastic surgeons working at our clinic. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with Dr. Singh or Dr. Murray.

How long have the Surgeons been practicing?

Dr. Singh and Dr. Murray both have over 20 years of plastic surgery experience and are board certified plastic surgeons with admitting privileges at several area hospitals.

Who performs the surgeries and procedures?

All surgeries and procedures are performed by Dr. Singh or Dr. Murray.

How do I choose the best Surgeon?

Both Dr. Singh and Dr. Murray have many years of plastic surgery experience. They are both board certified plastic surgeons and will provide the best results possible.

For general information on how to choose a surgeon, please go to the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons website where they make recommendations on how to choose a surgeon.

Where can I check on the Surgeons' history?

Dr. Singh and Dr. Murray are Manitoba board certified Plastic Surgeons. They belong to the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the College of Physicians and Surgeons. You can contact the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons or the College of Physicians and Surgeons for any further information on a particular surgeon.

Consultations

Do you charge for consultations?

Yes, we have a one time fee of $75.00 to consult with Dr. Singh or Dr. Murray.

Where do the consultations and surgeries take place?

The consultation takes place at our offices at 240-444 St. Mary Avenue where we have four examination rooms and administrative offices. Post-operative care also takes place here. Surgeries are performed at the Western Surgery Centre, a fully equipped private facility located at 100-1020 Lorimer Boulevard in Winnipeg.

How long is the consultation?

A consultation will take as long as necessary to assess your needs and answer any questions you may have.

How soon after the consultation can I have the surgery?

Anywhere between one to four weeks. We make every effort to coordinate surgery with the patient’s schedule.

Surgeries and Procedures

How many times before surgery will I have to come and see the Surgeon?

You may come as many times as you feel necessary. Most patients only come once before the day of the surgery. On the day of surgery, you will see the surgeon before surgery takes place.

How long is the surgery?

Depending on the surgery or surgeries performed, it is usually between one and six hours.

Can I eat, drink or smoke before surgery?

Surgical procedures require that you refrain from eating or drinking anything past midnight the day before the surgery. You should refrain from smoking for three weeks prior to a general anesthetic as well as after the surgery.

Do I need to have blood work done, or any other tests?

This depends on the individual. History, physical and lab investigations are done according to guidelines set by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Healthy people under 50 usually require no pre-op tests. The need for tests will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Singh or Dr. Murray.

What type of anaesthesia is used?

An anaesthetist will be present during your surgery. He or she will determine which anaesthesia is most suitable for your surgery. We have capabilities for general anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, local anaesthesia and local anaesthesia with sedation.

After Surgeries and Procedures

Can I go home on my own?

No. After surgery, you must be escorted from the surgical facility by a responsible adult.

Do you provide post-operative nursing care?

Yes. If your surgery requires extensive post-operative care, we will help you arrange for a home care nurse.

Are there any activity restrictions after surgery?

You should not drive or make major decision within 24 hours of receiving anaesthesia.

When can I get back to work?

Many things contribute to the recovery period; type of surgical procedure, length of surgery, patient’s health and occupation. After short surgical procedures, recovery time is usually one to four weeks. Lengthy procedures such as an abdominoplasty, will require a longer recovery period.

When can I start exercising again?

Walking is encouraged as soon after the surgery as possible. You should not do any pushing, pulling, lifting or dragging for four weeks after surgery. Other activities depend on the procedure and the individual. The doctor will be able to answer this question more specifically during your consultation.

Is there swelling?

Yes, usually there is swelling after most surgical procedures. The degree of swelling is related to the type of procedure.

Additional Information

If you did not find an answer to your questions or would like addition information, please contact our office at (204) 944-9982 or send us an email at info@plasticsurgeryassociates.ca.