June 8, 2015

Reasons to Call Your Surgeon After Plastic Surgery

When it comes to having any plastic surgery procedure, it is important to feel confident that you know what to expect prior, during, and after surgery. The pre-operative visit is where you will learn about the procedure and what to expect. This is also the time to ask any questions about your surgery or about the recovery period. Something many people fail to ask is what to do if you have a problem or question after your surgery. Here are a few common reasons to contact your surgeon following your surgery.

When can you go back to an activity: After surgery, it is important to heal before returning to any strenuous activities. If there is an activity that you are yearning to get back to but aren’t sure if it’s too soon, call your surgeon. It is better to reach out and ask before returning to anything before your body is ready.

You notice an area is healing differently: It is normal for areas to heal differently or heal at different rates when compared to other areas. However, if you are concerned with the way an area is healing, contact your surgeon. It is important that we look into the concern.

You feel worse than what was expected: Everyone has a different post-surgery experience so it is impossible to predict exactly what to expect. In the pre-operative visit you should be informed of the typical recovery period and know what to expect. If, however, you are feeling worse than expected and are concerned, please contact your surgeon. There is no reason to feel uncomfortable if there is something that can be done to smooth the recovery process. Contacting your surgeon is the best way to get answers to the questions that arise post-surgery and to ensure a speedy and safe recovery.

At Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, our doctors are here to answer your questions. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with every stage of your surgery. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any post-operative concerns.


Category: Columbus Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery