Depending on the type of plastic surgery a patient chooses, the associated technique varies greatly. However, there are some general things to consider before going in for an operation. For instance, before treatment, it is important for a new patient to discuss their health history, the details of the surgery, and the estimate for how much it will cost.
Then, during a plastic surgery session, our anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation, if necessary. Anesthesia or sedation helps keep patients comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.
Finally, after the surgery is complete, our team will provide instructions for post-operative care and information about any relevant antibiotics. Most patients require a follow-up visit in the following weeks, and recovery time varies depending on the person and the procedure. In general, most operations require around six to 12 weeks of recovery.
If a prospective patient has concerns about how plastic surgery procedures are performed, our diligent team in Alexandria and Northern Virginia will answer questions and help someone know what to expect from their scheduled operation.