Yikes! Summer is Almost Here!
You’ve been thinking about having cosmetic surgery so you can enjoy warm weather to the fullest, and now summer is almost here. Is there still time for that fine-tuning you had in mind?
For most body sculpting procedures, the answer is yes! The majority of our New York cosmetic surgery patients elect body contouring that requires a relatively short recovery period.
Here are some choices that will have you bathing suit ready in no time.
Whether you’re thinking about breast augmentation to rejuvenate your shape after pregnancy or weight loss or to simply give Mother Nature a boost, you’ll be happy to learn that the procedure involves moderate pain at most and just one or two weeks of recovery time. You may need more cover than a string bikini at first, as swelling takes time to completely resolve, but you may be surprised how soon you feel ready for tank tops.
Many of our patients have the option of enlarging their breasts via fat transfer instead of using breast implants. This procedure requires an even shorter recovery period, though the final results are slightly less predictable. (Some patients opt for two sessions of injections.)
Breast Reduction for Women and Men
For women, breast reduction can require a few more days of rest because tissue is actually removed and swelling and bruising may take a little more time to dissipate. In fact, we caution our patients about doing too much too soon and increasing the risk of extra swelling. Nevertheless, if you’ve suffered from oversized breasts for years, the joys of a slimmer silhouette and unburdened back and shoulders will be yours in a week or two, and you’ll be wearing more form-fitting tops in about that same amount of time.
For men, recovery time depends on how much gland and fat are removed and whether excess skin needs to be addressed as well. Most guys can return to light activities within about a week. Be advised that you’ll need to wear a compression garment for a few weeks, but you’ll be looking great in a t-shirt very soon. It will take several weeks for most swelling to subside, so going bare chested will have to wait a while longer. For more details, check out our website devoted to male breast reduction here.
If you’re interested in liposuction, you probably feel very eager to show off your new contours! You can do just that within a week or two, provided you wear your compression garment for about a month. It will help your skin tighten up and will reduce swelling. So, light activity and clothes that cover will be the order of the day for a few weeks, then you’ll be able to break out more revealing outfits. You should be pleased with your new shape very soon even though final results will take a few months.
Your New York Cosmetic Surgery Consultation
The best way to understand what you can expect in terms of results AND recovery is to come in to our Park Avenue offices for a consultation. Our staff is ready to educate you about all aspects of the procedure you have in mind, and get you on our surgery schedule as soon as we can.
Send us an email and tell us your goals. We look forward to working with you!