The cosmetic surgery techniques and technology available today allow patients to enjoy their results sooner than ever after a procedure is complete, but some recovery time is still necessary. Patients can expect to return to daily activities relatively quickly, but getting a breast augmentation one day then running down the beach in a bikini the next is not advisable. Dr. Wayne Carman encourages any patients seeking cosmetic surgery at Toronto’s Cosmetic Surgery Institute to do their homework and plan ahead.
Interested in surgically slimming down for the summer? The time to start the process is now. Realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of what a particular surgery can accomplish—and on what schedule—are important factors in getting the best outcome possible. Certain procedures, such as rhinoplasty, yield immediate changes, but continue to settle over time, with the ultimate result not becoming apparent until 6 to 12 months after the surgery.
Most cosmetic surgical procedures allow for a gradual return to regular life, starting with days devoted to healing, followed by a week or two of recuperation. Strenuous exercise, extreme heat, and other factors may need to be avoided for a period of time, and follow-up visits to ensure proper healing and aesthetic results need to be scheduled.
Of course, how you choose to live after your surgery is up to you, but following aftercare instructions and taking the time to properly heal as advised by the doctor will greatly benefit you in the long run.
Learn more about how to schedule a consultation and procedure at the Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Toronto. Call Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman at (416) 322-7108 or 1-888-451-1140, or visit his cosmetic surgery practice’s home page at drcarmanplasticsurgery.com.Written by Wayne Carman
Dr. Carman is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon practicing breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery.