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Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

Posted September 30, 2016

Your recovery period plays an important role in the quality of your breast augmentation results. You should alway carefully follow your postoperative instructions to prevent infection, which can be harmful to your health and the look of your breasts. While breast augmentation recovery can be accompanied by some discomfort and pain, these tips will help you feel more comfortable and have you back on your feet in no time.

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Know What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Posted August 29, 2016

eyelid surgery recoveryRecovery 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 subside as your body heals and can be alleviated somewhat by keeping your head elevated and icing the area.…

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Antidepressants and Plastic Surgery Recovery

Posted January 05, 2016

It is likely not necessary to discontinue antidepressant use prior to plastic surgery. Call board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. O’Toole at (626) 689-7800 for a free consultation and to learn moreWill 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 of this meta-analysis found the risks of worsening depression symptoms or spurring “discontinuation syndrome” much more worrisome, prompting them to caution against discontinuing antidepressants prior to surgery.…

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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.

While each patient is unique, it is typically advisable to avoid athletic activities for four to six weeks following facelift surgery.…

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Laser Tattoo Removal Recovery

Posted November 25, 2014

There are several factors that will impact how may laser tattoo removal sessions are necessary for the complete elimination of your ink. Each of these sessions will be separated by a recovery period to allow your skin to heal and help prevent scarring.

Because laser energy is being used to heat the skin during tattoo removal, some blistering and scabbing is common.…

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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

How long you need to wait to go swimming following breast surgery will depend on a number of factors.…

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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.…

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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. …

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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.

Immediately after your surgery, your physical activity is limited to walking.…

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