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Why Cosmetic Surgery Results Begin Before and Continue After Surgery

June 20th, 2023

Dr Bashioum calls his patients

Cosmetic surgery results actually do begin before and continue after surgery. I view elective cosmetic surgery to be a patient/surgeon partnership in an effort to achieve the goal of medical safety and optimum cosmetic results. For this reason, I have developed pre-surgery patient care that involves simple, but a very specific protocol designed to be followed before having surgery. My patients are also provided with detailed after-care instructions following their procedure to take home, along with my personal mobile phone number to call me anytime with questions throughout recovery. I have found that by calling patients the night before and the evening following surgery, plays an important role in reassuring my patients. Questions answered quickly to alleviate undue worry, creates a relaxed environment for an easier recovery. It is my approach and belief that patients appreciate this approach and report feeling confident and pleased with their choice.

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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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