Top 10 Cosmetic Surgery Do’s and Don’ts

Dr. Bashioum on Fox news

Dr. Bashioum recommends to DO:

DO get a complete history and physical

  • Before your surgery it is important to have review your complete medical history and have a physical by your primary care doctor. Their independent opinion is best to determine if you are healthy enough to have cosmetic surgery.

DO be careful while showering post surgery

Be sure to shower the night before surgery, and also in the morning of surgery. Washing with soap reduces bacteria on your skin, lowering your risk of infection. Gently shower the day following surgery to keep incisions clean and dry, as directed by your surgeon. DO NOT  scrub the incision, just let the water gently “shower” the area. Do not bathe in a bathtub.

DO drink plenty of water  

Drink a gallon of water the day before surgery. After surgery, continue drinking lots of fluids, as you will feel better if you are well hydrated.  Call you surgeon if you have questions. Be sure to call and speak to your doctor if you have any questions before or after surgery. You will be better informed before surgery and be reassured after surgery.

DO use ice properly  

Applying an ice bag with water after surgery will reduce pain, swelling and bruising.

DON’T use ice after fat graft injections, it reduces graft survival.

DO  call your surgeon with any questions you have, Dr. Bashioum is available 24/7 for his patients.  

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