November 2019 Q & A: Patient Tips
Posted October 30, 2019
The Bellissimo team is always looking for ways to help improve the patient experience. During a post-op appointment, we may ask a patient if there was anything they would like to share with an incoming patient that is considering having the same procedure. We are always looking for any tips, or suggestions that might help make the experience better for the next patient. Here are a few of our patients’ most recent suggestions:
- Buy two wrapping ice packs to switch out. The first few days I was on them constantly and it really helped.
- Have some help for a few days.
- Rest, and let your body heal.
- Listen to YOUR body, not what others have told you.
- Don’t compare yourself and your results with others. Everyone’s body and recovery are different.
- Don’t go overboard and buy a lot of things you won’t need like a toilet seat riser or a female urinal. Save your money for new clothes for your new body!
- Communication is key! Reach out to your doctor if you have any issues or feel anything is off.
- Don’t get discouraged, the best things come to those that are patient…remember the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, it’s TRUE!
- That the implants can make a rubbing/creaking/squeaking noise with activity and that is normal.
- Swelling can last for 4+ weeks post-op
- I found these bras on Amazon and I’ve been using them after my breast aug and they are amazing! So comfy and good support: https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Sports-Wireless-Post-Surgery-Active/dp/B01M4RQH83
Facelift and Blepharoplasty
- Eye tip: After wetting the gauze eye patches while they’re sitting in the gray container, don’t oversaturate, cover the container with a clean paper towel and put them in the freezer for 3-5 minutes. Do this for the first 2 days.
- Facelift tip: Water, water, water!! Since no cold compress can be used for the facelift, consistent hydration will help alleviate swelling and will hydrate your skin for proper healing.
- I was not aware that there would be neck swelling.
- Get the prescriptions for any after surgery medication filled prior to surgery if possible. For neck and facelift, wear the headwrap wrong side out. That will help with the indentation in the skin due to seams in the wrap. If you don’t understand anything or are unsure of the procedure, call the patient care coordinator!
We love to hear back from our patients and believe education is key when it comes to your health and well-being. If you would like to share any “words of wisdom,” please let us know at info@BellissimoPlasticSurgery.com.