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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I need to be out of work?

Facelift – 2 weeks

Eyelid-2 weeks

Breast augmentation– 1 week

Breast reduction/lift – 2 weeks

Liposuction – 1 week

Fat injections- 2-3 days

It is always better to schedule more recovery time then you think you need.

How long do I have to wait after surgery before resuming physical activity?

It is best to wait 2-3 weeks before resuming exercise. You should start gradually and work your way up to your usual routine. Light walking is encouraged as soon as you are able to promote circulation.

When can I expect to look normal again?

It is common for swelling and bruising to last approximately 2 weeks after a procedure; however healing time is different for each patient, but measures can be taken to speed up the recovery process. Examples include arnica and Bromelain, cold compresses, sleeping elevated, and limiting salt intake.

How long after my procedure before I can go out in the sun?

It is recommended to stay out of the sun for a month after your procedure at the least. Remember to always wear sun block and limit time spent in the sun as to prevent darkening of the incision lines.

Are there any medications or supplements I avoid before my surgery?

Aspirin, diet pills, and common vitamin supplements can cause bleeding after surgery, increased swelling, raised blood pressure, or alter your sugar levels. 2 weeks before your surgery you should stop taking aspirin, all herbal supplements and the following drugs:

  • Aspirin, Advil, Motrin
  • Any diet pills or herb blends designed to control appetite
  • Vitamin e
  • Chromium
  • Garlic
  • Ginko
  • Ginger
  • Goldenseal
  • Flaxseed
  • Fishoil
  • Echinacea
  • Licorice
  • Saw palmetto
  • Ephedra
  • Ginseng
  • Feverfew
  • Kava-kava
  • St Johns Wort
  • Valerian root

** diet pill Phentermine MUST be stopped 4 weeks prior to surgery

Will I need someone with me after surgery and for how long?

It is required that you have someone pick you up from the office and take you home. Depending on which surgery you are having, you may need a family member or friend to take care of and monitor you afterwards. Private duty nurses are also available upon request.