At the Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, many cosmetic surgery patients, who visit from Plymouth, Canton, and other cities near Ann Arbor, MI, have questions related to their procedures. This page contains a variety of informative videos that can be helpful before and after surgery.
Emptying a Jackson-Pratt (JP) Drain
A Jackson-Pratt Drain (also called a JP Drain) is a closed-suction medical device that is commonly used as a post-operative drain for collecting bodily fluids from surgical sites. The device consists of an internal drain connected to a grenade-shaped bulb via plastic tubing. In this video, our nurse Cec shows how to empty your drain.
Choosing Implant Size for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of our most popular procedures and while we do this every day, we realize that patients have lots of questions about the process. This video gives a quick overview about selecting the correct size implants.
Pre- and Post-Op Instruction for Separation of Parts
Nurse Robin Gaulrapp explains a Separation of Parts procedure (also called a bilateral muscle flap closure).
Why Should I Pay for a Plastic Surgery Consultation?
Wondering why some plastic surgery practices charge a fee for a consultation? Learn about why, along with other things to consider, in this video from the Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Ann Arbor.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a promising new treatment to finally give life back to thin, fragile hair and promote new hair growth. PRP therapy is an effective and proven treatment for hair loss for both men and women and best yet, it comes from our own body! In this video, aestheticians Brittany Hourigan and Kristen Arkens discuss the treatment, side effects, recovery and results of PRP Therapy.