Prepping for a Plastic Surgery Procedure: What to Expect Before, During, and After

Prepping for a Plastic Surgery Procedure: What to Expect Before, During, and After

Plastic surgery offers patients the opportunity to enhance their appearance and improve their self confidence.

When considering a subtle change or a more significant transformation, understanding what to expect surrounding the procedure can help the patient throughout the process. This blog details what to expect regarding preparation and recovery for a plastic surgery procedure at K Plastic Surgery.

Before the Procedure

Before undergoing plastic surgery, patients will complete a consultation with Dr. Kayastha to discuss goals, concerns, and how the patient can best prepare for surgery.

Proper preparation is key to ensure safety during surgery and recovery, and lifestyle changes may be required. This may involve quitting smoking, adjusting certain medications, and adhering to specific dietary restrictions. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss any of these questions or concerns with Dr. Kayastha.

During the Surgery

On the day of surgery, the operation will begin with local or general anesthesia, depending on the procedure being performed. Vital signs will be closely monitored throughout the procedure to ensure patient safety. Dr. Kayastha works carefully to uniquely tailor results based on the patient’s anatomy, body type, and aesthetic goals.

The length of time for each procedure can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, including the type of surgery being performed. For example, facial procedures could take around an hour, while surgery on a larger area like the abdomen could take up to five hours. Other factors may include undergoing multiple procedures in one day or facility factors. Dr. Kayastha prioritizes patient safety and comfort throughout the duration of surgery.

The Recovery Process

Today, many plastic surgeries are outpatient procedures that allow patients to recover at home. However, there may be a short period of monitored recovery immediately after the operation. The downtime and full recovery time following surgery varies based on the procedure. In some cases, it is recommended to have a person available to assist the patient in the early days, such as a family member or friend.

Dr. Kayastha will provide instructions on wound care, pain management, and activity restrictions to promote optimal healing. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to facilitate a seamless recovery and minimize complications. Certain procedures require a post-operative appointment to monitor healing progress, which Dr. Kayastha will discuss during the consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Kayastha is a board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to providing personalized care and achieving natural-looking results. For a surgeon who listens to patient goals and creates a customized treatment plan tailored to individual needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha at K Plastic Surgery, serving Albany, NY, and surrounding areas of the Capital Region.