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What You Need to Prepare Before Your Next Procedure

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Whether you are brand new to the world of cosmetic surgery, or even if this isn’t your first time around the block, it can be very easy to get caught up in the excitement of the finished product ahead. Before you can enjoy your results, there are a few things you need to prepare before your next procedure is underway.

While the steps to preparing may differ based on your chosen procedure, generally you want to make sure that you have fully thought through the before, during, and after of your selection prior to actually receiving your treatment.

Here’s your to-do list of what you need to prepare before your next procedure:

  • Research your procedure
    • Based on a number of factors, there may be multiple procedure options for your targeted problem areas. Preliminary research into procedures available for your needs will help to give you an idea of what to plan for. For example, some procedures, by design, are less invasive than others, such as Body TITE versus Liposuction, and will require less healing and recovery time.
  • Schedule a consultation
    • An initial consultation with a specialist cosmetic surgeon will help to set realistic expectations of the procedure you have chosen. This consultation will give you a better idea of whether you are on the right track towards your expected outcome.
  • Get your financing in order
    • Before you commit to any procedure, make sure there is a payment or financing option that suits you.
  • Request the appropriate time off
    • Many cosmetic procedures, but not all, will require time off work. Depending on your chosen procedure, you may need as little as no time off, or as much as six weeks off of work. This also depends on the physical intensity of your job, as less strenuous jobs will allow you to return to work sooner than more laborious jobs.
  • Pack for your overnight stay
    • Sometimes an overnight stay is required post-procedure. Is this is the case, be sure to have everything you need packed in an overnight bag before you head out on the day of your procedure. This should include anything that will make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and able to get a good night’s rest after your procedure. Don’t forget your toothbrush!
  • Arrange post-procedure travel
    • Whether your procedure requires an overnight stay or not, you may be more comfortable having your travel home arranged ahead of time. Driving may be uncomfortable post-procedure, and you always want to make sure you are being safe, and taking the proper precautions when heading home.
  • Prepare your personal after-care plan
    • If you are taking time off work post-procedure, and are advised to be resting to aid in your recovery, make sure you have arranged for all your day-to-day needs to be taken care of. It could be as simple as making sure you have enough food to skip your weekly grocery shop, or dropping the kids off at their grandparents house to give you a night off. Either way, make sure you are prepared so the only thing you have to think about post-procedure, is your recovery.
  • Know what you have to avoid
    • As mentioned before, some procedures require a break from physical activity or time off work. Blepharoplasty, for example, also requires you to keep your eyelid area clean and dry for up to two weeks post surgery. It is very important to have your post-procedure instructions of do’s and do-not’s very clear, so your recovery is smooth sailing.

 

If you have narrowed down your procedure wish list and are ready for a consultation, or if you need help with your procedure research, contact Clearview Plastic Surgery to schedule a personalized consultation today, and get your pre-procedure to-do list started!

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BodyFX: The Finishing Touch You’ve Been Looking For

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Even after committing to years of healthy eating and a vigorous exercise routine, it is entirely possible to still have areas that don’t look exactly the way we want them to. An issue you can face with a proper diet and exercise alone is that, most of the time, we will proportionally shrink all over, making it very difficult to specifically target one area of the body.

BodyFX, also referred to as body contouring, could be the finishing touch to finish your work-in-progress body that you have been looking for. BodyFX allows us to target the areas that concern us the most, allowing us to finally achieve the look you have been working towards.

How Does BodyFX Work?

BodyFX is a safe, non-invasive procedure that combines the technology of radio frequency with a high voltage pulse. Together, the pulse destroys the fat cells in the targeted area, while the radio frequency tightens the skin, creating the overall tightened and contoured look. The combination of these elements, along with the monitored temperature control during the procedure to prevent the risk of thermal injury, permanently kills the fat cells.

Along with reduced fat in the targeted areas, patients can also enjoy the tighter, more contoured look of their skin, as well as an improvement in the lumpy, irregular skin, also called cellulite. Common treatment areas for the BodyFX procedure include: the stomach (upper and lower abdomen), the hips, outer thighs, the buttocks, the bra line, and the upper arms.

Treatment Plan

As is standard with many cosmetic procedures and surgeries, the results and number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Typically, BodyFX varies between 6 to 8 sessions, with one session per week, before the desired results are achieved.

The final number of sessions will depends both on the advice of the physician, and the look you are hoping to achieve. At the completion of the final treatment, patients are able to immediately return to their full, normal activities and routine, with no down time or discomfort. Due to the speed of the treatment and the recovery time, this procedure is a great option for most patients looking to tighten and contour their body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most questions and concerns specific to the procedure will be answered in your initial consultation. To be sure this procedure, and the timing, is right for you, be sure to check out the recovery time, financial options, and other frequently asked questions you may wish to discuss further with your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.

BodyFX at Clearview Plastic Surgery

Clearview Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of procedures and surgeries to accommodate your body goals. If the BodyFX procedure sounds like the right fit for you, now is the time to get that finishing touch on the body you have worked so hard for. During the month of August, Clearview Plastic Surgery is offering a promotion of $250 off of your BodyFX treatment.

Contact us to schedule your personalized consultation today, and be one step closer to your dream body.

Clearview Plastic Surgery offers convenient and confidential financing for your procedure. Contact the office today for more information, to book a consultation, or if you have any other questions about the treatment. Book an Appointment
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