A very frequent question is “how much time does it take to recover after breast implants surgery?”
It is very relevant actually. It takes 2 weeks for the wound to heal. The pain and the return to any activities depends on the position of the implants.
When they are placed under the pectoralis muscle( dual plane in my patients) it takes more time than above the muscle (subfascial plane for my patients). Usually you need 4-7 days to return to your activities in the first case and less than 4 days in the second.
To return to the gym you need 2 months for under the muscle implants and 1 month for those above.
Of course all of this is relative and may vary between patients.
There is a new trend in plastic surgery concerning selfies and the expectations of patients, especially the younger ones.
People used to bring photos in consultation, usually of celebrities, to show their plastic surgeon what they were looking for. Nowadays they show their modified, filtered selfies taken on social media and ask for a permanent solution.
The problem is that filters don’t represent reality. Filters change a face and its perception in an unrealistic manner that cannot be attained practically. Plastic surgery is real surgery with its limits and possibilities and people shouldn’t forget that before booking an operation. That is also the reason that some plastic surgeons don’t like the use of 3D simulation applications to show their patients what they will look like after surgery.
Xeomin , the new FDA approved botulinic toxin just arrived in Cyprus and is available in our office.
It is used as all other botulinic toxins for the treatement of forehead, glabella and crows feet wrinkles