After more than thirty-five years as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I have identified the Top-10 Tips for Cosmetic Surgery Recovery. Patient preparation for surgery is essential to assure that the post-operative course of recovery for patients is easier and safer. I can’t stress more strongly the importance of patience responsibility in regard to these instructions. Following these guidelines can significantly reduce both pain and risk of complications. Here are my top 10 recommendations for our patients, although it is important for patients to follow whatever instructions their chosen surgeon provides. Surgery by and large is safe. Complications are always an inherent risk, however you can help in reducing post-operative risks by doing these simple recommendations before and after surgery.
• Stop All Aspirin and NSIDs. Both of these drugs affect platelet function in the blood. The result is a reduced ability to clot the blood when tissue is divided in surgery