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Details to Tell Your Stylist After Facial Cosmetic Surgery

August 23rd, 2021

Important details to tell Stylist


While we want you to look and feel more confident without looking like you have changed your identity, our objectives include offering you the most natural results and 3 important tools for a safe recovery. When you are visiting your salon (aesthetician, hair guru or makeup artist) for the first time after having facial cosmetic surgery, please consider sharing this important information with them to ensure your safety.          

1. Tell them how you feel. Healing takes time and each person is different in the way they heal and the time it in which it takes. Although you may feel well enough to go back to most activities of daily living just a few days after surgery, your body is still healing and there may be areas of your face and scalp that are still sensitive or numb to the touch. Share this information and safety recovery tips with your stylist so that they may take necessary precautions to keep you safe and comfortable during your first salon appointment.

2. Show them your incisions. Incisions are necessary for surgery, but we carefully place the resulting scars in areas of your body where they will be hidden by natural skin creases, hairstyle and/or light make-up. The average scar takes about six weeks to heal. Share this information with your stylist to help protect healing skin from procedures or products that may be harmful during the recovery process.

3. Tell them about changes in sensation. Temporary changes in sensation are common after surgery. These changes may take up to six months to return to normal. During recovery you may experience numbness and/or tingling in your face and scalp and be unable able to judge whether something is too hot or too cold. If you experience these sensations following facial surgery, please inform your stylist, to help them protect you from unsafe styling routines and products.


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Removing Stitches No Longer Needed

August 11th, 2021


Dr. Bashioum prepares for surgery

Removing Stitches No Longer Needed.

It is no longer true that all stitches need to be removed. Now there are new alternatives for incision closure following cosmetic surgery. In the past, traditional methods like skin sutures (stitches) or a quick method of skin staple closure, both need to be removed after surgery. However, with the advances in absorbable sutures, they simply get absorbed by the body and skip the need for removal. Another alternative is using surgical glue, and much like “superglue” it bonds the edges of the incision and effectively seals the wound. The adhesive material in specialized surgical glue forms a strong microbial shield to protect wounds while they heal. I also believe that surgical glue most often provides the least visible scare after healing for patients not allergic. Ultimately, I find that by taking more time with incision closure during surgery, I can offer a better experience for my patients and a more elegant solution for their recovery.

Photo: Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center

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