Pre-Op/Post-Op Care Instructions
San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery – Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions
Dr. Constance Barone makes open communication and addressing all of your concerns a primary focus of patient care. At our practice serving San Antonio and Austin, cosmetic surgery procedures, as well as non-surgical treatments, will be explained to you in detail. You will also receive specific guidelines for pre-operative and post-operative care, in order to ensure your procedure meets the desired results. For Dr. Barone and our team in San Antonio, safe and exemplary care are our highest priorities.
Your Complimentary Cosmetic Surgery Consultation
After contacting our facility serving the San Antonio and Austin area, you will be treated to a complimentary cosmetic surgery consultation. It is at this consultation that you will meet with Dr. Constance Barone and begin discussing your goals. This first meeting is one of the most important steps in the cosmetic surgery process. Dr. Barone encourages all prospective patients to be candid and forthright about their expectations, and she will be equally honest and direct in return. She will explain to you all aspects of the procedure you are considering, including:
Risks and benefits
What will be expected of you before and after the procedure
Alternative procedures or treatments in the event you may be ineligible for certain procedures
Cost and financing of the procedure you are considering will also be discussed at your first meeting with Dr. Barone. Plus, your overall health will be evaluated, and any questions and concerns you may have can be addressed. Dr. Barone also encourages you to be frank with her about whether or not you smoke, and if you are taking any medications, vitamins or other drugs. Having a detailed view of your current and past medical history is crucial to making sure your procedure goes smoothly and any risk of complications is minimized.
Please contact Dr. Constance Barone today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Once you have decided on the cosmetic enhancement procedure that is right for you, the process of pre-operation preparation will begin. You will receive detailed instructions on how to prepare. As each procedure is unique and tailored to the individual patient, instructions will vary. However, most will contain guidelines on your diet prior to the procedure, as well as smoking, and/or avoiding or taking certain medications and vitamins. Dr. Constance Barone will also advise you to start making preparations for what needs to happen after the procedure is complete. This will include making any arrangements for time off from work you may need, as well as making sure you have someone to drive you home and take care of you for a few days, if necessary. Some procedures require higher levels of preparation and recovery than others. Our pages devoted to specific procedures, such as transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA), eyelid surgery, body contouring after weight loss, and liposuction have more details as to what will be expected. During pre-operation preparation, you will also discuss with Dr. Barone where the procedure will take place. Many aesthetic enhancement options can be performed right here at our state-of-the-art San Antonio cosmetic surgery facility, or at the fully accredited hospital adjacent to our practice. Dr. Barone also has privileges with some of the most reputable hospitals in the region.
Recovery times will vary depending on the extent of the procedure you decide to undergo. More invasive options such as breast augmentation, facelift, and tummy tuck generally require several days to a few weeks of rest before getting back to your normal daily routine. Less invasive procedures, including our lunch-hour cosmetic enhancement options, BOTOX® injections, and mini-facelift require much less time to recover after the procedure, and in some cases patients can resume daily activities immediately. Pain and discomfort following treatment can be controlled with medication. As with pre-operative preparation, Dr. Barone will give you detailed guidelines and instructions to make sure you achieve a quick and safe recovery that ends in results that meet your goals. Many procedures will require follow-up appointments to assess progress during recovery, and Dr. Barone encourages all of her patients to contact her office with any questions or concerns while they are healing.
Contact Our San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery Practice
Dr. Constance Barone and her entire team at our practice serving the San Antonio and Austin area understand that cosmetic surgery of any kind is a major decision, and that many patients have questions and concerns that need to be addressed. That's why we make it a top priority to ensure that patients are educated in all areas of a procedure, from beginning to end. For more information on the many aesthetic enhancement options we provide, or to set up a complimentary consultation, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.
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