Prepare for a successful surgery

Instructions for your readiness, healing, comfort and recovery

Pre-Op & Post-Op Guidelines

What to expect before and after surgery

General Post-Operative Instructions

  • Apply ice packs or compresses to minimize swelling.
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications.
  • Do not smoke or be exposed to secondary smoke during recovery.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Use a sunblock (minimum 15 SPF) to protect your skin.
  • Make sure to attend all follow-up appointments to reduce the possibility of complications.
  • Upon your first visit following surgery bandages are usually removed.
  • Stitches that are not absorbable will be removed after 3-10 days.
  • You can expect to return to work from between 3 days to 3 weeks after surgery, depending on the procedure.
  • Exercise: 2 weeks after facial surgery, 4 weeks after body work.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THOROUGH INSTRUCTIONS SPECIFIC TO YOUR COSMETIC PROCEDURE FROM DR. SESSIONS.

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.