If a patient is noted to be sick prior to a procedure, it is advised to contact Dr. Bandy’s office immediately to discuss the best way to move forward.
It is always recommended to have someone assist you in getting home or to your recovery center. If a patient has surgery under general anesthesia, they will need a driver over 18 years old to drive them home. If the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, it is possible that the patient may drive home, although not recommended.
We advise patients refrain from strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 15 lbs for 4 weeks after surgery. A more detailed recovery estimate will be discussed during a consultation when more patient information is received. Specific recovery instructions are provided in the pre-op and post-op periods depending on how the patient is healing.
A patient is usually prescribed an antibiotic and a pain medication. If a patient is undergoing a general anesthesia, sometimes they are prescribed an anti-nausea medication to combat any feelings of nausea that some patients experience after having a general anesthesia.
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The patient has multiple financing options. For example, the patient can pay for the surgery on credit card, and make monthly payments back to their credit card. Additionally, CareCredit is a financing company specific for cosmetic surgery; patients can apply for CareCredit, and there are multiple options for CareCredit. Sometimes, patients opt to make payments directly to the office. This is a prepayment plan where a patient would pay until he or she pays the entire balance for the surgery; then, they would have their surgery.
A breast implant exchange is described by most patients as being less painful than their original augmentation. Following surgery, a patient’s pain will be minimal as Dr. Bandy injects a long lasting local anesthetic that will reduce pain experienced due to the newly formed pockets that the implants will now sit within. A patient will still experience discomfort often described as “pressure” or “heaviness” to their chest that is caused by the pressure on the muscle. The intensity of this feeling will last for approximately 2-3 days. After the local anesthetic wears off, the pain will become more noticeable and will last for 2-3 days and will gradually reduce to a dull discomfort when the arms or certain body movement are made. Recovery times vary and are dependent on a patient’s normal daily activities and what they physically do on the job. Most patients will be extremely sore for three days after surgery and are typically advised to take about 3-5 days off of work as a result. We advise patients refrain from strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 15 lbs for 4 weeks after surgery. A more detailed recovery estimate will be discussed during a consultation when more patient information is received. Specific recovery instructions are provided in the pre-op and post-op periods depending on how the patient is healing.
We do have a post operative recovery facility that we refer our patients to in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In these situations, they will be picked up by the post operative care facility from our recovery room and brought to the recovery center where they are recovered overnight, and then brought back the next day for their follow up appointment.