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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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To-Do List Before Cosmetic Surgery

February 8th, 2022

To-Do before Cosmetic surgery

Patient Reflections on To-Do List Before Cosmetic  Surgery

Patient writes, “ I just received my packet from Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center with my pre-op (before surgery) instructions. It was great that it came about 4 weeks before surgery, so I have time to read it over a couple times. Dr. Bashioum outlines everything in detail and it really helped to calm my nerves. It includes what I need to do at least 2 weeks before surgery to ensure that I receive the best care.

First, I need to set up a History and Physical appointment with my primary care physician, to make sure I am in good health. Dr. Bashioum wants to provide exceptional quality medical care and this step helps to rule out any health issues that might affect the surgery and my result. My instructions also list several medicines to avoid before surgery and anesthesia.

One of the things that I did not even think about is when I should shower before surgery and what to wear on the day of surgery. Most of my questions seem to have been anticipated and are answered in my instructions. There is also an entire page that explains what goes on in the operating room and the recovery room. I feel very confident that if I read through the packet a couple more times, I will be well prepared for what to expect during surgery and be ready for my tummy tuck!  If I still have questions, they encourage me to call the office for my own peace of mind.” In addition, Dr. Bashioum also calls his patients the night before surgery and the following night to check in with them after surgery.

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