What is scarring? Will they be noticeable?

A result of any surgical procedure is scarring. Each and every time the skin is cut either by scalpel or laser a surgical scar is produced. The quality and appearance of scars vary widely with the individual’s healing process, the position of the scar on the body, and the degree of tension placed on the scar. The types of scars can be influenced by personal, familial and racial factors and CANNOT BE CONTROLLED by the surgeon.

Will they be noticeable- probably not. Your surgeon will make every effort to keep scars as minimal as possible and try to hide them in the natural lines and creases of your skin. For the majority of procedures, your scars will fade over time and become barely visible.

Will the cosmetic procedure or surgery hurt?

During a procedure anaesthesia ensures that you’re comfortable and feel no pain. If general anaesthesia is used, you’ll even sleep through the entire operation. After surgery any pain or discomfort you may experience can usually be controlled through medication and will usually subside in a matter of days.

How soon can I return to work?

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation can be done in Dr Quinn’s rooms during your lunch break, For more significant procedures the time frame involved differs widely depending on what has been performed, but on average, most cosmetic surgery patients are back to work within 3 to 10 days.

Do I have to stay in the hospital overnight?

The majority of cosmetic surgery procedures do not require hospitalisation. Some breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or combined Plastic Surgical procedures may be require an overnight stay, and are performed in the operating rooms at one of the local hospitals where you will stay overnight.

When can I resume regular exercise?

The time a patient resumes regular exercises varies based on the operation performed. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 2 weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and contact sports are allowed at 4-6 weeks in most cases.

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