Frequently Asked Question
What should I do to prepare for surgery?
Above all else, rest assured that this page is not the only place where you will receive information about preparation for, or recovery from, any procedure done at Dhanwantari’s Chrysalis . This page is only intended to give you some general ideas of what the process entails, since most people have not been exposed to cosmetic surgery except for what they’ve seen on TV or Youtube (which is the worst place to get information).
Every client we see gets a thorough explanation, verbally and on paper, of what they should expect and what to do before and after surgery (or even small procedures). We know how anxious people are about surgery, and that they can sometimes feel overwhelmed (and everyone remembers an important question as soon as they get home). You’ll be given the chance to ask any and all questions, face-to-face with Dr. Salil and our staff. If you forget to ask something, You can call us or even visit us, We want you to be comfortable and reassured before and after. Any time you have a question or concern after surgery, Dr. Salil will be more than happy to see you so be assured that you will get the attention you deserve at any time.
Since your recovery process will briefly take you away from regular daily activities and household chores, we recommend having prescriptions filled, laundry and dishes done, and making arrangements for child care and household help if needed. If you are undergoing sedation or general anesthesia, you should arrange for someone to drive you home from your surgery and supervise you for some time.
Are there restrictions on eating or drinking?
Our staff and doctor will provide you with pre-operative and postoperative instructions about diet (food and drink) follow them carefully! Like you need to avoid drinking alcohol for 1-2 days before surgery. Do not take aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen etc.) before and after surgery, we recommend controlled diet for few days , advised by us! However, once you are feeling alright, there are generally no restrictions. Think about your diet afterward, though, so you don’t gain weight, of course..
Will I need special clothing after surgery?
Yes. Clinic will provide postoperative clothing specific to your procedure, and Dr. Salil will instruct you in the proper way and duration to wear it. Normal, comfortable wearing which will not trouble your surgery area are always advisable during your recovery process. Don’t hesitate to ask your Dr if you have any queries!
What can I do for help after surgery?
Most of the cosmetic procedures do not require you to have help around, but some of more invasive treatments certainly needs responsible person to help you and assist you in recovery! it certainly helps to have family or friends available when you need them :)
What is the downtime after surgery?
This is probably the most common question that patients have about cosmetic surgery. Recovery is basically the time required to get back to a relatively normal routine.Patients who wish to undergo a cosmetic surgery must plan for time off to heal and to be comfortable being seen in public.The healing time can vary from person to person and will also depend on the type of surgery to be performed.It can take up to two - three weeks to return to work and perform everyday activities. People can utilise this time to go on a vacation or nurture themselves.
Recovery time also depends upon different procedures. Most of the time Injectables and filler treatments have minimum recovery time but some of surgical procedures may require you to keep aside several weeks for complete recovery.
What can I do about the scars?
Dr. Salil takes extreme care to limit the appearance of scars after surgery and to conceal them as much as possible. Medication, Topical treatments with Scar massage stimulates healing process minimizing scarring. Depending on which procedure you are having, Dr. Salil will instruct you in how to properly care for your incisions to reduce the odds that they will scar excessively. Adhesive silicone sheeting is also effective and very easy to use. These can all be obtained in our office, but if something different would be helpful we will explain where to get it.
How soon will I see the results from my surgery?
For liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and other similar procedures, your initial results will be visible immediately. However, within a very short time you will experience a swelling that will mask further results for the first few weeks. Additional minor swelling can take many months (and sometimes a full year) to resolve before you are left with your final results. The use of appropriate compression garments is important to achieve the best possible result, and our staff will guide you along the way.
If you have further questions, You can call us or even visit us, We want you to be comfortable and reassured before and after. Any time you have a question or concern after surgery, Dr. Salil will be more than happy to see you so be assured that you will get the attention you deserve at any time.
Make-up After Cosmetic Surgery
If you have no open wounds and your skin is undisturbed then you can continue with makeup after consulting your Doctor! Note that its essential to wait until the top layer of your skin has fully reformed and completely healed, specially you have undergone deep chemical peels or ablative laser procedures! Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about your makeup after any cosmetic surgery, it is important to consult your Doctor to avoid complications.