Open communication and constant dialogue are extremely important in the patient physician relationship. When considering any plastic surgery procedure, from an extensive combination of full body contouring to minimally invasive surgery to non-surgical rejuvenation, patients should feel comfortable expressing their desires and expectations to their plastic surgeon. Aesthetic considerations are extremely important when deciding on a course of treatment, and ensuring optimal results depends on a strong collaboration, mutual respect and a true partnership between patient and physician.
Trust your surgeon insofar as he or she has your best interests in mind. Always be forthright about your medical issues and any related aspects, such as homeopathic and herbal medicines. Take good care of yourself in preparation for plastic surgery, and respect the instructions you are given for pre- and post-operative care. Proper nutrition, along with avoidance of stress and anxiety, are paramount for a smooth recovery.
Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified female plastic surgeon in NYC. She is personally involved with all aspects of her patients’ medical care related to their plastic surgery and all other procedures. Please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400 to schedule an appointment.
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