Pre and Post Operative Care for Plastic Surgery

Pre & Post Procedural Care

Surgery delivers significant and long-lasting benefits for aesthetic and reconstructive conditions. Optimal pre- and post-operative care help individuals attain the better results and reduces recovery time.

Good outcomes arise from the appreciation of the form and function of the individual anatomy, clinical experience, an eye for detail and meticulous execution. 

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Pre-Procedural Care

Attention to detail makes the difference between a good result and a great result.

Before seeking consultation, it would be important for prospective patients to know their medical history and the chronic medications that they are consuming. Previous blood and scan investigation reports, if available, should be brought along with you for the consultation. History of prior hospitalizations, treatments and surgeries are important as well.

Prior to surgery, it is important to maintain good nutrition to optimize wound healing. Chronic medications should continue to be consumed in their usual manner unless you are advised to stop.

Certain vitamins and supplements may contribute to easy bleeding and bruising, and you are advised to check with the clinic staff if you are able to continue with them. Supplements are often stopped for 1 to 2 weeks before the surgery.

Smoking affects wound healing adversely, and it is advised for smokers to stop, or reduce smoking as much as possible, for 2 to 4 weeks preop and continuing into the postoperative period.

Post-Procedural Care

At Picasso Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide excellent postoperative care to ensure that the individuals’ recovery process is smooth and pleasant. Our associates will provide you with a helpline that you may reach out for assistance if need be and advise you on your follow-up appointment date(s) where appropriate.

  • Analgesics (painkillers) contribute to postoperative comfort and often consist of inflammatory medications that also reduce swelling and accelerate recovery.
  • Antibiotics are important in the prevention of postoperative infection and should be consumed as advised.
  • Individuals undergoing body contouring procedures (e.g. liposuction) may be prescribed pressure garments. Use of these pressure garments is an important adjunct in reduction of swelling, controlled skin contraction and attaining good postoperative results.
  • Wound care advice will be given by our healthcare staff, these include wound cleansing, dressing changes and the date for stitch removal (if appropriate).
  • A balanced diet containing proteins and vitamins is important in maintaining sufficient nutrition to optimize wound healing.
  • Multiple medical studies have shown that smoking affects wound healing adversely through multiple mechanisms. It is advised for smokers to stop or reduce smoking as much as possible in the postoperative period.
  • Commencement of exercise postoperatively is tailored to the individual and the procedure that was performed.