How long does it take to heal from plastic surgery?

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Anthony S. Youn, MD
Plastic Surgery
If you are considering plastic surgery, you should expect to have a recovery time of at least a week; but it depends on the extent of your procedure. Watch plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD, discuss how much time you should set aside for surgery.
Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
An area I find many patients dissatisfied with is the healing process. Don't be impatient; some individual patients bounce right back, and some don't. Give your body time to heal. It may take six months just for the swelling to completely go down, and scars will fade over time. Be gentle with yourself during this time. Rushing into another surgery to fix or repair something is not a good idea when you haven't given your body time to readjust and heal properly.
The Beverly Hills Shape: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

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The Beverly Hills Shape: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

Dr. Stuart Linder, Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, specializes in body sculpting procedures in the heart of Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Linder has trained in both general...

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