Frequently Asked Questions|Surgery in Hungary

Plastic Surgery Recovery in Budapest

Q How long is the recuperative period after cosmetic plastic surgery and when can I return to work? How much time will I take to recover?
Plastic surgery patients like every other post surgery patients need recovery time, healing and proper care after the surgery.The length of time it takes to recuperate after plastic surgery varies. Depending on the type of surgery you have and your own healing process. Yor plastic surgeon will explain what sort of recovery you should expect.

Recovery Guide:
Most patients will require assistance for the first one or two days. Then the people are able to care for themselves, but may still need assistance if they have small children to take care of. The specific lengths of disability are outlined below by procedure.

Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery - Usually can get around independently by the second day. With the use of sunglasses, may feel comfortable going to the store by day 3-4, and with makeup could return to work by 5-7 days.

Facelift Cosmetic Surgery - Usually can get around independently by the second day. Usually do not feel comfortable going out in public for 5-7 days. Requires 10-16- days before returning to work with help of makeup.

Breast Cosmetic Surgery - Usually can get around independently by the second day. May return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 15 pounds.

Liposuction - Usually can get around independently by the second day, earlier if smaller number of areas treated. May return to work and normal activities after 5-7 days.

Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck Plastic Surgery - Patients may take between 2-4 days before getting around independently. The recovery is almost identical to C-section. One can return to a desk job mini tummy tuck after 7 days, Full tummy tuck needs app 10-14 day for recovery time.These are approximations, and do not include return to exercise or physically demanding jobs.

Don't judge your results too soon. It takes time for swelling to resolve and allow your tissues to return to normal. Most procedures require several months before you can see the final result. With rhinoplasty, it may take close to a year!

Q Can I have any cosmetic,plastic surgery procedures during my pregnancy?
Dr Rodrigo do not undertake cosmetic surgery during pregnancy except in emergency situations. If there is any chance you may be pregnant please let us know and please organise a pregnancy test prior to booking any surgery.

Q.When can I resume regular exercise after plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery?
The time a patient resumes regular exercises varies based on the operation performed. All patients are encouraged to start a slow walking routine on the second postoperative day. Regular aerobic and more vigorous activities are not allowed during the first 3 weeks in order to decrease the risks of bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Weight lifting and contact sports are allowed after 1 month in most cases.

Q. What would I need during my stay in the cosmetic surgery clinic?
It is very important that you take casual, comfortable and loose clothes to the clinic as almost after each kind of plastic surgery surgery the treated area is swollen. Opt for garments that do not go over your head. Face surgery: hat or cap scarf and sunglasses can be very useful. Also please wear comfy flat shoes or trainers. Patients are advised also to take pyjamas, dressing gown and some slippers. It is a very good idea to take some magazines or books or an i-pod with you as this will help you pass the time after the surgery.

Q After cosmetic plastic surgery - will there be swelling of any body parts?
Home Treatment after surgery abroad
Mild swelling will usually go away on its own. Home treatment may help relieve symptoms.

Swelling and pain are very common with injuries. When you have swelling, you should look for other symptoms of injury that may need to be evaluated by your doctor. If you have a medical condition that may cause swelling, follow your doctor's instructions on how to treat your swelling.

Mild swelling

  • Rest and protect a sore area. Stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may be causing your pain or soreness.
  • Elevate the injured or sore area on pillows while applying ice and any time you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling.
  • Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time. Exercising the legs decreases the effect of gravity, so swelling goes down.
  • A low sodium diet may help reduce swelling.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to help prevent swelling caused by dehydration.
  • Keep your skin cool in hot environments.
Q How can I speed up the scar healing or minimize the bruising time?
We specialise in providing top class aftercare aimed at healing skin post-operation and regenerating scar tissue. Because everyone is different certain people may heal faster than others and for those who may suffer longer from post-operative bruising. we provide advice and information on beneficial treatments that improve the healing time. We also provide you with information and access to various top of the range specialist skincare creams, ointments and gels that aid in the healing of bruising and post-operative scarring. The majority of our patients healing very well within 2 weeks

Q WHAT'S INCLUDED of the Cost of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Abroad?
  1. Consultation with surgeon (prior to arrival "&" personal consultation when at clinic)
  2. Collection from airport, and clinic related transport (subject to T"&"Cs)
  3. All medication and dressing whilst at the clinic
  4. An overnight stay in the clinic (if required)
  5. Dressings "&" surgical wear during your stay
  6. All post-operative treatments
  7. Examination before attending the clinic
  8. The surgical procedure
  9. Implants as required (operation type dependent)
  10. Local or anaesthesia
  11. One post-operative support wear/post-operative garments (operation type dependent)
  12. All check-ups and examinations
  13. All food whilst at clinic
  14. 24/7 Helpline during your stay (via personal assistant)
  15. Support line once home in Ireland
Q What extra costs do I need to consider when choosing my plastic or cosmetic surgery in Budapest?
Flights, and accommodation whilst not at the clinic - For full details See Suggested Accommodation.The minimum stay after general procedures 2 to -10 nights . In case you wish to stay only for the minimum time in Budapest you must arrange supervision and aftercare back home Optional additional cost to consider:

Possible additional CLINIC accommodation - A charge of 180 EUROS made for each extra night required.

Post-Operative Garments:
2nd Set of Postoperative Garments. You will be quoted at the clinic, as they are price dependent on the operation(s). Remember, in most cases these will be worn day and night for about 2 to 3 months

Hotel / food / other costs should be paid in local currency.

Please be aware of these extra costs, when calculating the total amount you need to budget for, but if in any doubt, please ask!

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