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Antidepressants and Plastic Surgery Recovery

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 […]

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How Long After a Facelift Can You Exercise?

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.

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Preparing for Tummy Tuck Surgery

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:

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How Soon after Breast Surgery can I go Swimming?

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

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How Soon after Breast Augmentation can I Exercise?

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

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Maintaining Your Hollywood Tummy Tuck Results

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.

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When Can I Massage After Breast Surgery?

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

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Exercising with Breast Implants

Posted June 12, 2013

After getting breast implants, you will eventually be able to return to a normal exercise routine. Running, biking, swimming, weight lifting and other activities may feel a little different if your breasts are much larger, but you should be able to adapt to your breast size in the months following surgery.

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