Posted March 01, 2021
3 Minute Read: Body contouring procedures like tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, and even breast augmentation require extended downtime. During this time, patients are recommended to follow a relaxed and stress-free lifestyle. In many ways, plastic surgery recovery is just as important as the surgery itself when it comes to getting optimal results. Keep reading for […]
Posted August 29, 2016
Recovery from eyelid surgery to correct drooping and puffiness around the eyes generally does not take an extended time period. Most patients can return to work and a majority of normal activities in about a week. You will likely experience bruising and swelling around the eyes in the first few days of recovery. This will […]
Posted January 05, 2016
Will antidepressants slow or complicate your recovery from breast augmentation, liposuction, or another plastic surgery procedure? Conventional wisdom says yes, but new research suggests this may not be the case. An analysis of six studies looking into increased risks for bleeding after plastic surgery found that results were inconsistent at best. In fact, the authors […]
Posted July 06, 2015
Facelift surgery requires a recovery period during which activities need to be minimized. Taking this time is essential for both your safety and pleasing results, and should not be reduced simply to accommodate an exercise routine.
Posted July 21, 2014
During your tummy tuck planning phase at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Martin O’Toole will carefully explain steps you need to take before your procedure to help minimize risks and increase positive results. We encourage you to ask any questions you have during this time to ensure you are completely comfortable with what is required before your procedure.
In Advance of Surgery
In advance of your tummy tuck surgery, you will need to:
Posted June 05, 2014
During the summertime in Los Angeles, swimming is simply a daily part of many people’s lives. However, swimming immediately following breast surgery can have a negative impact on your results. Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole will discuss this with you in more detail during your initial consultation.
Resuming Normal Activities
Posted May 28, 2014
Following your breast augmentation procedure you will need to give your body time to heal before you engage in strenuous activities. Placing strain on incisions or overexertion in general can result in issues such as discomfort, swelling, and even unfavorable results. During your Los Angeles breast enhancement consultation with Dr. Martin O’Toole how long you will need to wait to engage in your normal activities can be discussed in more detail.
Your Exercise Routine
Posted March 17, 2014
Board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole provides customized mommy makeover procedures to women living throughout Southern California. This procedure addresses the areas of the body most impacted by pregnancy and often includes treatments such as:
Posted December 06, 2013
Following tummy tuck surgery, you will need to take some time to rest and recover. Your recovery period offers the ideal time to begin taking daily walks to not only help reduce swelling and postoperative discomfort, but provide a possible springboard for a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Board-certified Hollywood tummy tuck surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole will work with you after your procedure to help ensure you understand when to begin mild exercise and when to step your activities up to enhance your tummy tuck results.
Posted September 19, 2013
Early implant massage is generally helpful after most types of breast implant surgery to lessen the chances of capsular contracture. I recommend it once the surgical pain is minimal and the initial swelling has subsided. This can be as soon as one week post-op. I recommend that you ask your surgeon since he was the only one who was there and who knows exactly what was done. Capsular contracture can occur spontaneously and cam occur again after capsulectomy. Massage is one way you can help to lessen the chance of recurrence. Some studies have also shown im