How long do I need to be out of work?
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.
  • 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.
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.
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.

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

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.


Jelks Medical

875 Park Ave
New York, NY 10075