At Egrari Plastic Surgery Center we want to provide our patients with easy access to all of post-operative necessities. Here we have provided information on products and options to create to ensure a swift and comfortable recovery.
EXPAREL is a non-narcotic local analgesic. It is administered during your procedure directly into the surgical site. A single application of EXPAREL is long lasting.
EXPAREL is also proven to help patients use fewer narcotics as they start their recovery.
Products that contain bupivacaine, the active ingredient in EXPAREL, may cause temporary numbness in the area injected. Click here to learn more about Exparel.
Optimal Nutrition For Plastic Surgery Patients
Nowadays, many patients take nutritional supplements in increasing amounts. While generally safe, their use around the time of surgery may not be desirable. VitaMedica’s surgery supplements have been specially formulated to eliminate any nutrients that may have an adverse effect on your outcome. This improves surgical safety. VitaMedica’s surgery supplements also provide nutrients that support internal wound care by enhancing the body’s natural mechanisms for repair and healing. This helps to ensure optimal surgical outcomes.
All of our cosmetic surgery Bellevue facial procedure patients will be provided with a supply of appropriate VitaMedica supplements in their pre-operative visits. Please check with our Patient Care Coordinator to determine which nutritional products would be optimum for your desired outcome. They are also available for purchase if you would like an extra boost in your recovery process for other procedures.
A complete product list is available online at: www.vitamedica.com
All garments needed for your procedure(s) is provided the day of surgery. All additional garments can be purchased here in our office or online. If you order your garment online, be sure that you are purchasing the correct garment, wearing the wrong garment can effect your healing process and even your results.
Depending on your procedure you will get an order form with instructions for your silicone scar treatments. We have a few different options:
Gelzone / Oleeva
Several studies have shown that the use of silicone sheeting can greatly reduce the thickness of scars if used properly and at the correct stage of the healing process. We use Implantech Gelzone wraps for body procedures such as the Lower Body Lift. For other procedures like, Breast Enhancement and Tummy Tucks we like to use Oleeva.
This is another type of silicone sheeting. Embrace silicone sheeting uses a system that reduces the amount of tension on the healed insicions, resulting in a thinner scar. Embrace can only be used in the beginning stages of your recovery and will need to be applied by Dr. Egrari or a member of the nursing staff. These can be used for Tummy Tucks.
This is a silicone gel treatment that is used as an alternative for those who undergo arm lift procedures. Because this is such a hard area to keep a silicone sheeting over the scar, we apply bioCorneum silicone gel to the scar instead.
When your recovery garments are no longer needed, we recommend the second stage garment: wireless and sports bras, spanx, etc. These are easy to find but we would like to provide a list of our favorite places to purchase them! Coming soon…
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