Cosmetic Procedure Before Summer

Ready for Summer?

Considering a cosmetic procedure before summer but wondering about the recovery time? You’re in luck! Here’s how we get our Baltimore patients ready for summer.

Breast Augmentation 

Breast Augmentations are still one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for our Baltimore patients and nationwide. Many women choose to “replenish” the sagging and deflation common after pregnancy and weight loss. Others want to reshape, enhance or lift what Mother Nature gave them all together. Some women elect for implants especially with the latest advancements i.e. Ideal Implants. As with any cosmetic procedure, you’ll need to take it easy to prevent extra swelling for a week or two. After that, you may be bathing suit ready just be sure to select a bikini top with extra support.

Liposuction 

Lipo is one of our most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women before donning their summer wardrobe. Men tend to sculpt their torsos, electing liposuction to get rid of love handles and or as part of a male breast reduction procedure. Women often want some help getting rid of a tummy pooch or reducing saddlebags, sculpt thinner thighs and even reshape knees or legs. While you will notice a significant improvement in your contours after surgery, you’ll need to allow a few weeks before slipping into skimpy clothes. Liposuction can cause swelling and bruising, however, we will provide you with techniques to reduce the effects such as a compression garment to wear to help manage the healing process. Depending on the extent of the procedure, you’ll be able to reveal your new shape in as little as a few weeks to about two months.

Tummy Tuck 

There’s a reason our Baltimore patients are so pleased with our tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty. This popular cosmetic procedure delivers results that diet and exercise alone can’t achieve: Sculpting a flatter, more contoured abdomen. This is particularly true for women who’ve lost a ton of weight and mothers battling post-pregnancy body changes. We customize each tummy tuck to suit our patients’ overall shape and physique. For best results, many tummy tucks include some light liposuction, tightening of lax muscles and removing excess skin.While total healing may take up to six months, the initial swelling will be gone in a week or two. You could feel ready to sport a new bathing suit then.

Recovery Tips

  • Refrain from doing too much too soon—extra swelling will be the result
  • Choose anti-inflammatory foods to incorporate into your diet- ex: pineapple, spinach, salmon
  • Cover up incision sites in the sun to ensure scars do not darken
  • Call us with any questions at all, including how soon to be active
  • Wear compression garments and surgical dressings as directed

Re-Shaping your image is just as rewarding for us as it is for you. As your new silhouette and confidence are revealed during post-op visits, the happiness is contagious!  Please check out our non-invasive procedures such as coolsculpting as well.

Call us today to shape up for summer! 410.902.9800