Last updated 3 days ago
If you opt to have breast augmentation surgery to change the size or shape of your bust, this procedure can be precisely tailored to achieve your desired results. Before Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan begins your surgery, there are some ways you can prepare to ensure the best results. Use this guide to help you get ready for your upcoming procedure:
Arrange for Transportation
A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia to complete. You must arrange for someone else to drive you home when you are released from the recovery room to ensure that you get there safely. As soon as you know the date for your surgery, ask a friend or family member to drive you to and from the surgery center.
Order Your Medication Ahead of Time
You should make coming home after the surgery as convenient and conducive to recovery as possible. Before your procedure, fill any prescriptions for medication that you will need to help you recover. Talk to Dr. Geoghegan about what medicine to take and when you can resume normal activities after the procedure.
Smoking can have a negative impact on your results and the surgery itself. You should do everything you can to stop smoking at least a few weeks before the procedure. It is also important to refrain from smoking for at least a few weeks following the surgery. If you do smoke, talk to your doctor about it so you can work together to develop a plan for quitting.
With the expert plastic surgeons and support staff at Oasis Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, you can get the cosmetic results you want. Led by Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan, our practice offers surgical and skin care treatments that are sure to boost your confidence. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (480) 619-5418.
Last updated 17 days ago
Liposuction is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in the country, slimming and reshaping targeted areas of the body by removing fat deposits. Whether you have liposuction performed on your thighs, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, back, or other area of the body, it’s important to follow your plastic surgeon’s post-operative orders so you can maintain your great results. Eating a proper diet is an important part of maintaining your results from liposuction, which means knowing what foods you should avoid following the procedure.
Saturated fats can easily lead to weight gain even after you’ve had liposuction. It may be tempting to eat fatty foods following your procedure, but it is not recommended. Packaged foods and fast foods tend to be high in saturated fat and trans fats, which are detrimental to your overall health—not just your weight. Look for lower-fat sources of protein, such as fish and poultry, instead of red meats, and be sure to eat plenty of fruits and leafy green vegetables for optimal health and better liposuction maintenance.
A diet high in sodium can affect your blood pressure and heart health. It can also negatively affect your results following liposuction, as increased levels of sodium can lead to inflammation and a slower recovery period. A salty diet can also make you retain water, causing you to feel puffy and bloated—exactly what you don’t want after you have had liposuction. Try using herbs and spices instead of salt to give your food flavor. You can experiment with new spices and even find tastes you didn’t know you liked!
If you’re one of the many people with a sweet tooth, it can be hard to turn down sugary foods and drinks. Consuming sugar after your liposuction can result in weight gain, so it’s definitely something you should avoid. Sugary foods also tend to be low in vitamins and nutrients that can aid the healing process.
Oasis Plastic Surgery is proud to provide liposuction to patients in the Scottsdale and greater Phoenix area. Contact us at (480) 619-5418 to schedule a consultation to find out if liposuction is right for you, and have your questions answered by Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan. Dr. G is Board-Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and has additional accreditation as a member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) and the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).