Apr 26

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For patients who come to our office wishing to have an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, one of the first questions they ask is how long is the recovery. We tell them recovery is generally two to three weeks. Dressings come off at day 5 post-op. Post-op surgical drains stay in for approximately 10 days, depending on how much you are draining. For one to two weeks your abdomen will be swollen, but by one week post-op you should be able to resume light activities.

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Apr 13

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Financing

Our office is often asked if we provide financing for cosmetic procedures. Financing your surgery offers a simple and affordable way to pay for your plastic surgery procedures. It offers an ideal alternative to writing a cheque. We have financing available with two companies. Both companies provide innovative financial services that allow patients to focus on the treatment, not the payment. We have financing available with Credit Medical. Their contact information is 1-800-270-9290 and their website is www.creditmedical.com. We also have financing available with Medicard. Their contact information is 1-888-689-9876 and their website…

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Apr 6

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When can I wear an under wire bra again?

Dr. Niessen asks that women wait 2 months before wearing under wire bras, after having had breast implant surgery. Your body is forming scar tissue around the breast implant for this period. During this time, the pressure from the under wire bra could cause irritation to your incison, and we suggest women wear a sports bra or a similar supportive bra. After this initial healing time, under wire bras may be worn.

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