One of the realities that patients face when they are considering a plastic surgery procedure is the associated downtime and recovery period. While experiencing discomfort and taking time off of work to recover may not be wholly appealing, there are instances when this recovery period is actually less of a nuisance than the healing period and the possibility of multiple treatments that are associated with non-invasive procedures.
Things to consider.
Just as non-invasive devices and procedures have come a long way (think early chemical peels and CO2 lasers), plastic surgery techniques are ever evolving to improve the patient experience. This means surgical methods that minimize the visibility of scars and improved techniques that reduce trauma to the skin, fascia, fat and muscle tissues.
In the case of a blepharoplasty surgery (eye lift), the steps to remove excess skin and fat are minimally invasive, making the healing for this procedure simpler than that of a breast reconstruction surgery, which is an involved and complex procedure.
Additionally, it is important for patients to realize that the final results of a surgical procedure take several months to come to fruition. Your surgeon will schedule follow-ups to monitor the progress of the healing and observe how the intended result is manifesting.
When doing your research about a particular procedure, it’s important that your prospective surgeon clearly explains your treatment options. In some cases, the surgical route may offer superior outcomes, while in other cases, a less invasive approach may be all that is required to realize your goals. Ultimately, when you find a surgeon you trust, you will feel supported and nurtured through your entire plastic surgery journey.
If you are in the process of researching a plastic surgery procedure, we welcome you to explore our website, which is an excellent resource for both surgical and non-surgical solutions for the face and body. If and when you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to book a surgical consultation with Dr. Nancy de Kleer, plastic surgeon. A nominal consultation fee applies which may be applied towards a treatment should you decide to proceed. Contact us today to arrange your appointment.