The team at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates believes in giving patients ample information about their surgical treatments. Whether a patient undergoes a facial plastic surgery procedure or a body contouring and sculpting surgery, they should understand what to expect before and after the work is done. This is what makes us a leader in aesthetic enhancement in the greater Missoula area.
With this in mind, we want to discuss the time off people will need from work after a plastic surgery procedure. Resting and recovery are crucial for great results, so these timelines and guidelines should prove helpful for your healing experience.
If you undergo a facial surgery, bruising and swelling are quite visible, which means that these symptoms need to be resolved before you return to your job. It's common to take the following amount of time off from work:
For body contouring procedures, bruising and swelling is concealed, allowing you to return to work when the treatment areas have healed enough. The following time off work is common:
Liposuction – 1 week off from work
Like body contouring surgery, the bruising and swelling after breast enhancement is concealed by your clothes, allowing you to return to work once you are well enough. Taking the following times off from work is normal:
Certain jobs may require additional time off before you can come back to work. If you work in a physically demanding field, such as sports or construction, you may need to add another week or so to your recovery before you can do your normal duties at work. Similarly, if your occupation is in fashion, modeling, or any type of field that may involve certain types of clothing, you may want to consider additional time off for scars to fade and for visible side effects to fade.
As you return to work, be sure to ease back into your job duties. Do not push yourself too hard as this can have an adverse effect on your recovery. We can discuss these matters in greater detail during your consultation at the practice.
For more information about recovering from surgery and when you can resume normal activities, be sure to contact our cosmetic surgery center today. The team at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates will offer ample information on the surgical recovery process.