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This is the question we are asked most often. Below are the average times patients take off from work to recover from their plastic surgery procedures.
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Helping you manage a speedy recovery is one of our primary missions. We feel that your surgical experience is a partnership and there are things you can do prior to your surgery to ensure the best outcome possible.
Your personality and attitude plays an important part in your recovery. Dr. Reath explains how on one of our Truth-O-Meter Tuesday videos.
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In the Plastic Surgery Planner, we drill down into the nitty gritty of how to prepare for your plastic surgery, and what to do to recover well and quickly. These are best practices that we have learned throughout the years, mainly by listening to our patients, but also in some cases by having the procedures done ourselves.
Plastic Surgery Planner Tips to Manage a Speedy Recovery
Whether you are having your surgery with Dr. Reath or another Board-certified plastic surgeon, you’ll find these pages super-helpful.
Our Surgical Recovery Kits are a great personal touch. Patients tell us that the recovery kits we include with their surgeries are an area that really sets us apart. Each recovery kit contains items hand-picked to make your recovery faster and more pleasant. We put together everything you’ll need after surgery so you don’t have to. People who have had surgery with other doctors are amazed that we include these kits at no charge for all of our surgery patients.
We include customized medical-grade silicone shapes in all of our recovery kits. They are medically proven to aid in healing and reduce the appearance of scars. Silicone shapes put direct pressure on the incision site, which is the best method to achieve a less noticeable scar. In contrast to scar gels and creams, silicone sheets are more convenient to use because they are not greasy, do not stain, and do not stick to clothes. Pictured left is the breast lift silicone shape. (a $60 value)
Not our patient? No problem!
We have lovingly put together kits of everything you’ll need during your recovery from tummy tuck, breast surgery or body lift surgery. These kits are specifically for patients of other plastic surgeons. You’ll appreciate the extra post-surgical binders and/or surgical bras because you won’t be feeling like doing much laundry. Even better, the price of the kit is much less than if you bought each item separately.Plastic Surgery
Dr. Reath and Mandi discuss the benefits of silicone sheeting in a popular Truth-O-Meter Tuesday video.
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