Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the recovery process after cosmetic surgery

Pre-Op & Post-Op Guidelines

What to expect before and after surgery

Will I be able to tolerate the pain post-operatively?

Each patient will tolerate pain post-operatively in a different way, and we consider this. While some patients may describe the pain as an ache, others experience greater discomfort.

Appropriate pain medications are prescribed for the post-operative patients, and these help minimize discomfort. Most facial cosmetic operations have minimal discomfort post- operatively.

Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation have discomfort equal to that of a C-section.

If you have any additional questions, please call Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre at 619.463.8878 or email us at info@sessionsplasticsurgery.com. You may also visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.