Injections – After Surgery Instructions

All of us at the Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center are proud of the postoperative care of our patients. We want you to have the very best surgical result possible! We are here for you. If you have any questions of any kind at any time, please call us. It is our pleasure to help you through your convalescence. It is your responsibility to follow these important instructions. They have been developed to reduce your risk of complications and they will help with the postoperative healing. Working together we will succeed in our goal for you!

What can I do to reduce the pain?

You can experience some pain in the areas of the injection sites. Almost all patients take only plain Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. Begin taking acetaminophen elixir tablets for pain as soon as possible after therapeutic injections. If you feel you need something stronger for pain control, please contact us as directed below.
Ice application during the first few hours after therapeutic injections will reduce pain, bruising and swelling. Apply ice bags to your face to the treatment areas as much as possible during this time. When applying the ice bags make sure there is a small amount of water in with the ice at all times. Your skin should feel cool to the touch. Do not use frozen gel packs. It is not necessary to apply ice while you are sleeping at night.
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When can I take aspirin or ibuprofen after surgery?

You can take ibuprofen and aspirin containing medications immediately after your treatments.
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When can I eat after therapeutic injections?

You can eat immediately after therapeutic injections. If you have had lip injections, avoid hot liquids for 2 days.
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When can I work out after facelift therapeutic injections?

Generally, you can go back to working out immediately after therapeutic injections. This depends on how you feel. Workouts must stop if you experience discomfort in the injection sites.
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How long must I be off work?

You may go back to work immediately after therapeutic injections. Understand you can be self conscious about the swelling and bruising.
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Can I drive myself home?

You can drive yourself home if you have had no anesthetic or local anesthetic.
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What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Ice application during the first few hours after therapeutic injections will reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice bags to your face to the treatment areas as much as possible during this time. When applying the ice bags make sure there is a small amount of water in with the ice at all times. Your skin should feel cool to the touch. Do not use frozen gel packs. It is not necessary to apply ice while you are sleeping at night.
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When can I shower after treatments?

You may shower immediately after therapeutic injections.
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When can I wear makeup after therapeutic injections?

Makeup can be applied as soon as you feel up to it. Gently remove the makeup being careful not to massage any bruised skin or treatment areas.
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When can I have a massage?

Do not massage treatment areas for two days after injections. Do not massage any bruised skin until all bruising has passed.
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Can I use a heating pad?

Do not use a heating pad for a full one week after your therapeutic injections. It is not possible for you to judge the temperature of the skin. This can lead to burns and terrible scarring.
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When can I suntan after therapeutic injections?

Sun tanning damages your skin. It leads to wrinkling, discoloration, and superficial growths. It can also lead to serious skin cancer. For these reasons, I recommend you use sun block with an SPF number of 15 or greater at all times. A physical broad-spectrum sun block works best. If you are exposed to the sun, I recommend you protect face for one week with a hat and sun block.
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How long will it take for the feeling to return to my face?

It is normal for the face and neck to be swollen, tender, and numb for a few days.
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When will I see the final result of the therapeutic injections?

You should see an immediate improvement after injection of filler medications (Restylane®, Radiesse®) although there will be some swelling and possibly bruising. This should pass in two to three days. Injection of Botox® does require a few days for the medication to take affect.
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When do I come back to the office for aftercare?

Please call the office between 8:00AM and 4:30PM during the workweek to make arrangements if you think you need to be seen. There are no charges for any of your aftercare office visits. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you again once the therapeutic injections’ effects have passed. Finally, please mention me to you family and friends when they bring up the topic of cosmetic surgery or therapeutic injections. It has been my pleasure helping you through this treatment experience!
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What should I do if I have questions?

I care about you and your concerns very much. Please call me at any time you have any questions about your therapeutic injections. Call if you have any excessive swelling, bleeding, soreness, fever, chills redness, or unusual wound drainage. It is particularly important if symptoms are present on only one side. During office hours (8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday), call 952.449.4900 and we will answer your questions. If the concern is not urgent and is able to wait until the next business day, you may leave a message at 952.449.4900 after hours or on weekends.

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BASHIOUM COSMETIC SURGERY CENTER 445 Lake Street, Suite 210 Wayzata, MN 55391 877-647-6882