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Does Your Plastic Surgeon Call to Checkup Before/After Surgery?

April 18th, 2022

Dr Bashioum calls his patients

Does Your Plastic Surgeon Call to Checkup Before/After Surgery?

After more that 30 years in my private cosmetic surgery practice, I have found that 2 phone calls are especially helpful to ease any patient anxiety about having surgery or their recovery. I personally call every patient the night before surgery to see if they have any last-minute questions or concerns about what to expect in the morning upon arrival. This opportunity is also useful to remind them not to eat or drink anything after midnight. Patients often comment that they appreciate this phone call, and many are surprised that I took time to personally call them. In addition, patients receive a complete personalized booklet 2 weeks prior to surgery, which outlines very specific Do’s and Don’ts in careful detail.

The second call I make is on the night following surgery. Because we require a patient to have a person stay with them for 24hrs after surgery, I sometimes speak to the caregiver when I  check in to see how everything is going. Every patient is given my direct phone number where I can be reached 24/7 with any concerns about recovery. In my experience, it is always beneficial to have a patient’s questions answered promptly to help alleviate an undue stress. Recovery  seems to go smoother with this personal attention that I have added to patient care in the mix.

 

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Best Time to Have Cosmetic Surgery?

September 21st, 2021

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When is the best time to have Cosmetic Surgery? Sometimes my patients want to know when is the best time for them to have cosmetic surgery. Unless there is a particular concern in scheduling the procedure, the best time to consider having elective cosmetic surgery really depends on how much something  bothers you. I find that life circumstances may often drive the decision to make a change. Major milestones, such as a birthday, divorce or losing a loved one, sometimes contribute to wanting physical renewal. And now a new factor appears to be instrumental because during the pandemic, many people were commuting to the office via Zoom. This unusual situation seems to have influenced patients to make several lifestyle changes and cosmetic surgery nipntucks are apparently among those changes.

Of course, it is unwise to rush into the decision to have elective cosmetic surgery. The decision to have surgery requires thoughtful consideration. It should represent a thorough understanding of the procedure, pre-op preparations, post-op care and restrictions, and 100% confidence in your surgical team.

 

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