Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Guelph Facial Plastics

If you are researching facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Brace is a top cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeon in the Guelph area.

The following should give you some insight into commonly asked questions, however please book a consultation with Dr. Brace for further information.

Is there a consultation fee?

Absolutely not. Dr. Brace is happy to take you through a no-obligation consultation prior to making any financial commitments.

How do I book a consultation?

Start by filling out our consultation form. In the week following, expect a phone call from our knowledgeable Patient Care Coordinator, Brittany. This call will only be as long as you require to get through all your specific questions and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Brace.

How do payments work at Guelph Facial Plastics?

We understand that booking your procedure is an investment of both time and money. Upon booking your procedure or treatment, a 20 percent completely refundable deposit will be required. The final payment will be due two weeks prior to your scheduled appointment.

Does Guelph Facial Plastics offer financial help?

Yes, we are partnered up with Medicard, Canada’s patient financing company. Visit Medicard now.

Where is the surgery?

For cosmetic surgeries, Dr. Brace primarily operates at Clinic 360, and occasionally out of Guelph General Hospital and Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

Do I need to have someone with me the day of surgery?

Yes, you will require a caregiver (friend or family member) to be with you the entire day of your procedure. They will need to stay at the hospital and drive you home afterwards. If they can be with you the first night that would be great! You will not be able to leave the hospital on your own after surgery.

How long does it take to schedule a surgery?

You’ll be able to schedule your procedure on the day of your consultation. Most surgeries are performed within roughly 4-6 weeks, however, non-surgical procedures can be as early as the same day as your consultation.

How long should I expect to be off work?

Downtime varies depending on the surgery or procedure, however, typically it’s one to three weeks. A discrete Doctor’s note can be provided the day of your procedure to be given to your employer if needed.

Will there be a fee for any of my follow up appointments following surgery?

No, all of your post procedure appointments are included in the cost of your surgery.

How many post-op appointments will I have after surgery?

You will have a series of post op appointments. Typically, one week is required to remove any sutures/casts/bandages. Dr. Brace will then want to see you in one month, three months, six months and one year.

When will I see my full result?

You will see the biggest changes in the first month following surgery, most of the swelling and bruising will be gone within that time frame. Depending on the surgery, results will continue to improve up to 6 months and for some procedures at the 1-year mark.

When will I be able to fly/travel after surgery?

Dr. Brace would like you to avoid travel for the first couple of weeks following surgery. If you are travelling here for the procedure we recommend staying for a minimum of 1 week following surgery. If you are planning to leave for a personal vacation, 2 weeks minimum recovery is advised.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

At Guelph Facial Plastics we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care.

As of February 16th, 2021, in-office elective cosmetic appointments and procedures have resumed with enhanced health and safety protocols in place. Virtual consultations with Dr. Brace are still available. Surgeries at the hospital or surgical centre are not affected at this point.

If you do have an upcoming appointment at our clinic, please be aware of the following changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVID-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide the safest environment possible.
  • You must call from your vehicle upon arrival before entering the clinic. We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. A doorbell system has been installed at our clinic entrance. Patients must buzz to be granted access.
  • For your safety, all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.

We look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best.

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