Plastic Surgery “Do-Over”: A 5 Step Guide to Corrective Cosmetic Surgery
1. Do your research.
This is by far and away the most important step. All revision plastic surgery procedures should be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in revision surgery. Finding a skilled surgeon cannot only help prevent the need for a revision procedure in the first place, but also prevent the need for any additional follow-up revision procedures. During a one-on-one consultation with your doctor, you will be able to ask questions about his/her credentials, your condition, and the revision procedure or procedures that may be right for you. The more informed you are about your condition and treatment plan, the more likely it is that you will get the amazing results you want.
2. Speak with your insurance provider.
Although this may be a daunting and arduous task, it is important to speak with your insurance provider about any potential coverage before your procedure. Unlike many first-time plastic surgery procedures, your insurance provider will often cover a corrective plastic surgery procedure. Your physician will likely understand that this can be an inconvenience to his/her patients, and will often be able to check you insurance coverage for you during your one-on-one consultation.
3. Take a detailed symptom inventory.
More often than not, patients who are dissatisfied with the results of an initial cosmetic procedure will experience co morbid symptoms. Therefore, taking a detailed inventory of your symptoms will help you doctor make an accurate diagnosis and devise a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Be sure to mention every symptom you have been experiencing, even if it seems minor. Given that may conditions will worsen over time, catching complications in the beginning stages helps prevent worsening of symptoms and permanent tissue damage.
4. Rally the troops.
You will need a lot of support during the healing process, so reaching out to friends and family can be invaluable. For instance, while your medical facility managers could arrange your travel plans, most patients find it more comforting and convenient to have a loved one chauffer them to and from their procedure. Your recovery process will vary depending on the type and severity of your condition or conditions. However, it is likely that you will need to rely on your friends and family in the days following the procedure.
5. Take it easy.
It is important to relax and get plenty of rest following any revision plastic surgery procedure. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions exactly to promote swift and proper healing. Most patients experience some degree of bleeding, bruising, and/or selling in the days to weeks following their revision plastic surgery procedure. The surgery site and surrounding tissues will be particularly sensitive and need time to heal properly.
Schedule an Appointment with the Best Revision Plastic Surgeons in Los Angeles
Le Peer Health System’s Revision Plastic Surgery Center of Excellence is quickly developing a reputation as the go to outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills. Located in the heart of the famous zip code, we proudly boast a staff of the most highly trained and well educated plastic surgeons in the country. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a member or our corrective surgery team, please call 888.546.7384 at your earliest convenience.