Surgery and Post-Operative Care
Helping you heal quickly and more easily
At Saltz Plastic Surgery, we also are pioneering various methods that make your recovery from the surgical portion of the Facial Aesthetic Package as fast and as easy as possible. We are using endoscopic surgical methods whenever possible, using tissue sealants instead of sutures, and utilizing lymphatic drainage massage (LDM) to speed recovery times and ease recovery trauma.
Less invasive surgical procedures
The surgical component of the Facial Aesthetic Package plays a key role in the overall results, patient recovery, and patient satisfaction. Modern minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopy have decreased the incidence of complications, and shortened recovery times. The results are comparable to traditional open techniques in every way.
Sealants instead of sutures
Using tissue sealants in lieu of traditional sutures (stitches) enhances the results of minimally invasive surgery by reducing the rate of complications, such as hematoma, seroma, bruising, and swelling. These adhesives promote healing and improved patient comfort when drains are not used and suture removal is not required.
Dermabond, a nonfibrin sealant, is used to glue incisions together, making scars far less conspicuous. Dr. Saltz and his team have replaced skin sutures with tissue sealants in visible scar locations such as the around the ear. Use of these glues also provides the opportunity for early camouflage makeup (applied by the Saltz Plastic Surgery and Spa Vitoria trained office staff), facilitating a quick return to social activities.
How does Saltz Plastic Surgery improve post op management?
At Saltz Plastic Surgery we follow our post-operative patients very closely and often following surgery to insure appropriate care and minimize the risks of possible post-operative complications.
How Does Saltz Plastic Surgery Reduce Post op swelling?
All post op patients are seen within the first week by one of our Lymphatic Drainage Therapists to assist with post-operative swelling, bruising and discomfort. See info on LDT.
What Post Op instructions should I follow?
Post op instructions are tailored to the specific surgery each patient has performed and will be discussed in detail with the patient and his/her caretaker during their comprehensive pre-operative appointment.
How long does post op care last?
Patients are seen often the first year post surgery, specifically the first 6 weeks post-surgery and then once a year.