Today I had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Adam Oppenheimer of Oppenheimer Plastic Surgery in Orlando, Florida! Seriously... Dr. Oppenheimer is one of the funniest, most down to earth surgeons I’ve ever met. He’s just real. I love that about him, and I know you will too! I can’t wait for you to get to meet him!
Why Plastic Surgery?
Not many people can say this, but Dr. Oppenheimer is a 3rd generation plastic surgeon. I guess you can say it’s in their blood. When I asked why he decided to become a plastic surgeon, it wasn’t because that was just the family way…
When he was 6 years old, he was riding his bike at his grandfathers house (who was a plastic surgeon), and somehow he fell off his bike and almost bit his tongue completely off.
His grandfather scooped him up, put him on the kitchen table, and sewed his tongue back on! From that moment on, Dr. Oppenheimer knew that he wanted to be a plastic surgeon. Had his grandfather not been a plastic surgeon, it’s very possible that Dr. Oppenheimer could've had issues with his speech and very well could have affected his long term quality of life.
His grandfather was his role model. He spent summers watching him operate and helping him around his office. He loved it and knew he too was going to be become a plastic surgeon.
What You Can Expect with Dr. Oppenheimer
Dr. Oppenheimer wants you to feel comfortable and cared for from the first time you walk in the door, to your last follow up visits. Your time with him will never be rushed. After your surgery, he will call you every night to check on you and to see if you have any questions.
His nurse is always available too in case you feel more comfortable contacting her (I know I contacted my nurse way more than I did my plastic surgeon haha).
Safety First, Beauty Second
One thing I love that Dr. Oppenheimer says is “SAFETY FIRST, beauty second”. He uses a no touch method of placing your implant and prescribes Singulair for one month post op to reduce the risk of capsular contracture.
He also uses a board certified anesthesiologist!
I love how he’s so intentional with the details to make sure you have the safest, and lowest risk possible of developing complications. In fact, in over 3 years, he hasn't had any patients develop early capsular contracture!
Advice for Dr. Oppenheimer
Finally, when I asked Dr. Oppenheimer what advice he would give to one of his patients if they were nervous, he said it’s normal to be nervous about the unknown. He spends a lot of time educating first to ease your nerves.
He will show you things like before and after pictures and what steristips look like, because education is a cure for anxiety. Something fun that he does in his office is have 3D imaging goggles you can put on to virtually see what your implants will look like before going under.
I love that!