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Setting Post Plastic Surgery Expectations

While recovery times may vary depending on your age and healing rate, Dr. Shuster ensures that your postoperative experience is as comfortable as possible. This commitment to patient care has gained Dr. Shuster a reputation as one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area.

Facial Surgery

Because minor swelling around the eyes may partially obscure vision, it's advised that you not operate machinery or an automobile in the first several days following facial revision. Results should begin to manifest within several weeks. Bruising is typically visible during the first 7 to 10 days. During the second week, light activities may be resumed. By the third week, you may expect to return to work. During the fourth week, you may begin low-impact exercises and high-impact workouts can resume at week 6.

Breast Lift

After a breast lift, you will wear a supportive brassiere, which will help with your comfort and recovery. You will see some results right away, but the full affect will not be completely noticeable until after 4 to 6 weeks. During the first 7 to 10 days, you may notice minor bruising, and swelling during the first few days. It'll be safe to return to non-strenuous work after 4 to 5 days, but avoid exercise until week 4, and wait to resume high-impact exercise until week 6.

Breast Augmentation

As with a breast lift, minor soreness may accompany the first 2 to 3 days. You'll receive medication to mitigate these effects. For the most part, your recovery schedule will follow that of the aforementioned breast lift time-table. Similar to a breast lift, results are noticeable right away. After a few weeks, swelling will subside and the tissue will begin fitting around the implant in a more natural way.


Dr. Shuster will provide you with a compressive garment during the first 2 to 4 weeks that will increase your comfort and improve results. You should begin to notice improvement during the first 3 weeks.

Post Bariatric Treatment

Post-bariatric cosmetic surgery typically prevents patients from working during the first 1 to 2 weeks of recovery. High-impact exercise should wait till week 6.

Post Surgery Results

Typically, you'll realize results once swelling of the treated area subsides. While this timeframe varies, you should notice improvement within 1 to 2 weeks, depending upon the procedure and your physical condition.

For more specific information on cosmetic surgery results, request a personal consultation.