The role of post-operative care with Cairns Plastic Surgery

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At Cairns Plastic Surgery, we find that most of our clients have a lot of questions about the recovery process after the surgery. They generally want answers to the same kinds of questions:

  • How long their recovery is expected to take
  • What to do if any complications arise
  • What they can do to ensure the safest and most effective recovery

In particular, they want their worries to be relieved when they discover the post-operative support they will receive from their plastic surgeon.

Today, we’ll be killing two birds with one stone: not only will we be explaining the recovery process, but how Cairns Plastic Surgery helps, too!

Organise your appointment with Cairns Plastic Surgery

Thinking about plastic surgery? Want more information on a specific procedure to learn if it’s right for you? 

Why not organise an obligation-free appointment with a Cairns Plastic Surgery nurse? During this free, no-strings chat, we’ll confidentially discuss your desires and help you understand what procedures are available, and which may suit you best.

To organise your free chat, give us a call on (07) 4031 5755 or fill in this form and our friendly team will get back to you!

Your Cairns plastic surgeon prepares your post-operative plan 

A good post-operative care regime begins before the surgery even takes place.

Your plastic surgery experience is important to us, and that’s why we help you to understand what your recovery is going to be like, and what you might expect following surgery. 

We ask all our patients to consider the following to ensure that you’re both physically and mentally prepared for their post plastic surgery care routine.

Some examples include:

  • Whether your procedure might impede you from driving
  • Whether there will be anyone at home to take care of you
  • If your home is ready for you after surgery
  • Post-surgery hygiene (including washing around wounds)
  • Sleeping, walking, and resting after surgery
  • A healthy diet to help your body regain strength
  • Taking adequate time off work and physical activities

We’ll advise on each of these subjects and more, helping you make arrangements and prepare your home – and your lifestyle! – for your recovery.

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Why Cairns Plastic Surgery books a post-operative appointment with you

As part of your plastic surgery procedure, you’ll be seeing your plastic surgeon many times following surgery in post-operative appointments.

These consultations are very important for us to understand how your post-surgery healing and recovery is going, and it also allows us to check for signs of infection or other complications.

Not to mention, it also allows you to ask us any questions you might have.

During our follow-ups, the team at Cairns Plastic Surgery can provide pain-management and wound care strategies.

We’ll also evaluate how your recovery is going, and prescribe further aids, techniques and advice if things we detect any complications.

Needless to say, this is one of the most important reasons that you should always have your plastic surgery done locally, and why you should familiarise yourself with your surgeon first!

We can provide compression garments

When it comes to recovering from plastic surgery procedures, compression garments are your best friend.

Following plastic surgery, compression garments help improve blood circulation and minimise swelling. During recovery, the body naturally produces fluids – these can build up and become trapped, leading to swelling.

By applying pressure to the affected area, compression garments prevents excessive buildup and help your body absorb liquids. Additionally, they also ensure that your body maintains your desired shape following plastic surgery.

At Cairns Plastic Surgery, we can provide compression garments to help you with your recovery.

What happens if you have a question about your plastic surgery?

Your health and comfort is the most important thing to us. So if you have any questions, no matter how small or trivial you think it is, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

The most important thing you can do is allow your body the time to adequately heal. Not only does that ensure your comfort during recovery, but maximises your chances of a problem-free recovery.

At Cairns Plastic Surgery we pride ourselves on excellent post care service. If you need us, we will be there for you. If you’re experiencing higher levels of pain or you feel like something just isn’t right, give us a call or come in to see us. 

You are and always will be our main priority!

Choose a plastic surgeon whose commitment to you extends to post-surgery care

Choose Cairns Plastic Surgery!

At Cairns Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping women like yourself regain their confidence and feel more comfortable in your own body.

In addition to providing expert plastic surgery for women in Cairns, we also provide extensive post-surgery support and assistance to ensure your recovery and help you return to health following your procedure. 

Dr Hertess has more than 20 years experience and specialises in breast, hand and body surgery. Unlike other plastic surgeons, you’ll be looked after by a specialist who understands what women like yourself aim to achieve with plastic surgery.

Some of the procedures we offer include: 

Interested in plastic surgery in Cairns? Get in touch with one of our nurses to find out more and discover your options. 

Have you already had a catch up with one of our nurses? Ready to book a consultation with Dr Hertess?

Our team would love to help you arrange a time to come in and see you. You can contact us on (07) 4031 5755. Alternatively, fill in this form and we’ll get in touch!