Preparing for Plastic Surgery: How Recovery Works and How Long Before I See Results
Those considering plastic surgery usually have many questions about the procedure, the recovery process, and how long it will take to see results. Here, we will answer some of plastic surgery recovery’s most commonly asked questions.
Plastic Surgery Preparation
If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, you must research and find a board-certified plastic surgeon you trust. Once you’ve found a surgeon, you’ll need to schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and concerns.
During your consultation, your surgeon will perform a physical examination and assess your medical history. They will also discuss your goals and concerns to determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
Once you decide to proceed with the procedure, your surgeon will provide you with pre-operative instructions. These instructions will include when to stop eating and drinking and what medications to take or avoid.
Following your surgeon’s pre-operative instructions is important to ensure a safe and successful surgery.
How Plastic Surgery Recovery Works
After your plastic surgery procedure, you will likely experience some bruising, swelling, and soreness. This is normal and will resolve over time.
Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions to help you through the recovery process. These instructions will include things like when to resume activities and how to care for your incisions.
Following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions is important to ensure a safe and successful recovery.
How Long Before I See Plastic Surgery Results?
Your choice of plastic surgery procedure will determine how long the procedure will take.
Face. Rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and facelift surgeries typically take six to 12 months for full results.
Body. The range of surgical body contouring procedures, from tummy tucks to breast augmentations, offers long-term results after the initial recovery process and downtime.
Hair. Patients with baldness or thinning hair still choose surgical hair transplants despite the advent of non-surgical treatments. Full recovery may take 12 to 18 months after the initial treatment.
Feel Better With Plastic Surgery
Take the next step towards regaining your self-esteem by calling 408-559-4700 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Regina Rosenthal. We have San Jose and surrounding areas from our office in Campbell, CA.