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What is the typical recovery after Plastic Surgery?

Recovery after Cosmetic Plastic Surgery varies  significantly, as you might imagine, but there are some general guidelines. In my Louisville Cosmetic Surgery practice, I tell my patients no exercise for two weeks to avoid post operative bleeding. For facial surgery, I ask that they sleep with their head elevated for the first 48 hours. With Breast and Body procedures, past the two week point, most restrictions involve strenuous exercise and heavy lifting, pushing, pulling. As a rule most patients are up and around the day after surgery and are capable of taking care of themselves after the first 48 to 72 hours. With more minor MediSpa procedures like Botox or fillers, there is no downtime.

Lee Corbett, MD

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