Cosmetic Surgery Tip #12: Patients take 5-7 days off work for a breast augmentation (same for reduction)


You won’t be feeling 100% after that week, but you’ll be in good-enough shape to head back to the office if your job doesn’t require manual labour. However, if the implant is placed behind the muscle instead of on top (many women choose to do this for a more realistic look and less chance of a “scar shell” or capsular contracture forming around the implant), recovery will be a little harder and you might be sore longer.

Photo Credit: Saul Steinberg “Masquerade”

Cosmetic Surgery Tip #26: Stay well-hydrated by drinking water


It is important to drink at least 6-8 glasses of high quality water each day and especially the day prior to surgery, to help cleanse and hydrate the body.  Water is especially important prior to surgery, as fluid intake is reduced the day of surgery.  To avoid complications during surgery, be sure that you do not drink anything after midnight the night prior to your surgery, unless told otherwise by your plastic surgeon.

Photo Credit: Saul Steinberg “Masquerade”

Cosmetic Surgery Tip #21: Exercise, especially cardio that involves bouncing, is restricted after surgery


Although you can start doing light cardio again after a week, most women will need to limit their exercise for up to 12 weeks.

Photo Credit: Saul Steinberg “Masquerade”


Tummy Tuck (aka Abdominoplasty) for extreme Stretch Marks & Muscle Separation. DrTim demonstrates a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction on a patient with extreme muscle separation, stretch marks and skin looseness from multiple childbirths. See how she regains her pre-pregnancy tummy with the B & A photos which show a more youthful, trimmer waistline and flatter tummy.

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Breast reduction surgery is designed to make the breasts smaller and lighter to alleviate the problems of symptomatic macromastia. However, the surgeon performing the breast reduction is the most important determinant of the quality of the result. There are many different techniques for breast reduction, and each surgeon has his or her own preferences based on experience and patient needs. Often, breast reduction is combined with a breast lift.

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