Have you ever admired someone’s dimples or thought about what you would look like with them? Dimples are showing up as a trend in plastic surgery circles, but not every trend is one that Bancroft Feldman recommends our patients explore. We don’t do dimple surgery, and we’ll discuss the reasons here.
One of the post-surgical expectations Drs. Bancroft and Feldman counsel their patients about is swelling - how to cope with it, how long it will last, and how not to prolong it or make it worse. Have you ever wondered why people experience swelling after an injury or a surgery? Learning what swelling is and why it’s part and parcel of the healing process will help you be more mindful of your body after surgery so you can provide it what it needs to heal swiftly and without further complications.
Many of our patients wonder if there are any diets or any special foods that they might eat in order to ensure the best healing after surgery. Good nutrition is always something that is worth exploring, but when talking about preparing for surgery, it become a two-sided issue: what to eat and what not to. This is because some foods or supplements alter your body in ways that will help or hinder its performance during surgery and its healing afterwards.
Many of our patients ask what they can do to make sure their plastic surgery goes as smoothly as possible and gives the best result. One of the things we tell them is to cut out alcohol before and after their procedure. Why? It’s because alcohol will impede your healing, and that means both more swelling and discomfort. Let’s talk about specifics.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 2015 was another big year for plastic surgery and all cosmetic procedures, with Americans spending more than $13.5 billion dollars on aesthetic improvements.