I am contemplating surgery but when should I schedule?

Posted on July 6, 2018 by

Once the consultation is complete and all questions are answered, the next step is booking your surgery. When deciding to schedule it’s important to make sure you have a friend or family member who can help care for you after the surgery as well as plenty of time to be off of your feet and at home.

 

Most patients who are having a facelift, neck lift or blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyes) look to schedule in the summer. The summer tends to be quieter and there is plenty of time to recover before social calendars fill up in the fall and before the holidays. Most prospective patients don’t know this but we do all of our surgeries at our office on Sherry Lane. We are a licensed ambulatory surgical center with a full-time nursing staff. Patients undergoing a facelift and/or neck lift would stay the night at our facility with our overnight nurse and see Dr. Toledo the following morning for a check before going home. We would see that patient back for suture removals in 5- 6 days. For the blepharoplasty procedure alone, patients are discharged after surgery. Having the time in the summer for patients to undergo surgery and properly recover allows patients to go into the fall looking refreshed post surgery!

 

Breast augmentation, liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are often scheduled in the spring – also know as the “mommy makeover” procedures. Kids are back in school, allowing mothers have more flexibility for surgery before swimsuit season in the summer. These procedures are done at our Sherry Lane office as well, similar to the facelift, neck lift and blepharoplasty procedures. Patients are discharged the same day and sent home for recovery. Patients undergoing a breast augmentation are asked to come into the office the next day for a check with Dr. Toledo.

 

Surgery can be scary but planning accordingly will ensure a smooth procedure and comfortable recovery!

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