Recovery or “downtime” is the period of time after surgery for your body to heal. Your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon will give you a very specific set of guidelines and instructions that will ensure you have the safest healing and a successful result. It is important to know that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.
During the recovery phase of your journey, you’ll need to be patient and take it easy. You’ll want to decide where you will recover and who will assist you with your recovery (you can’t do it all on your own!). It’s also important you follow all the patient care instructions your surgeon provides, return to your surgeon for all scheduled follow-up appointments, and call your surgeon if you ever have concerns.