At North West Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Stephen P. Hardy offers a range of cosmetic treatments that allow patients to enhance their natural beauty by addressing aesthetic imperfections. Dr. Hardy performs procedures that include facial plastic surgery, breast surgery, and body contouring surgery that tightens and tones the figure. Each of these treatments provides numerous benefits, with the primary advantage being the boost of confidence that comes from achieving your cosmetic goals.
Although there are many advantages of plastic surgery, patients should be realistic in considering the downfalls of treatment. The most unpleasant aspect of plastic surgery is the recovery period that follows treatment. Plastic surgery often requires lengthy recovery that can involve some pain and discomfort. Fortunately, there are steps a patient can take to ensure smooth and speedy healing. Dr. Hardy is happy to offer patients tips for reducing pain after plastic surgery at our Missoula, MT practice.
Patients should have realistic expectations regarding plastic surgery recovery. Pain and discomfort are a natural part of the healing process. However, patients should not be overly concerned about this aspect of plastic surgery. Most patients report feeling only moderate pain or discomfort, even in the first few days of plastic surgery recovery, when side effects are most severe. What’s more, this discomfort rarely lasts for more than a week. Most patients feel a marked improvement in all side effects, including discomfort, between four and seven days after their cosmetic treatment.
It is nearly impossible to go through plastic surgery recovery without feeling any discomfort. However, with proper care, pain can be kept to a minimum. The following steps can reduce pain and ensure a smooth plastic surgery recovery period:
Dr. Stephen P. Hardy has provided many patients with successful plastic surgery results. With proper post-surgical care, patients can achieve their aesthetic goals while experiencing minimal pain or discomfort. To learn more about the cosmetic treatments offered by Dr. Hardy, or the recovery period that will follow surgery, contact us at your earliest convenience.