Which Procedures Are Most “Worth It”?

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One of the best things about the internet is getting the chance to gauge and benefit from the opinions of others before you make a big decision. While much of what you find should be taken with a grain of salt, it can be helpful to see what people are saying about their experiences.

RealSelf’s Worth It Ratings index reflects the combined opinions of RealSelf community members regarding various cosmetic procedures. Each member shares whether their elective skincare, dental, bariatric or plastic surgery procedure was “worth it” in his or her experience.

Of 1,597 reviewers who rated the Mommy Makeover, for example, 98 percent said the procedure was well worth the $12,750 average cost. The tummy tuck, costing an average of $7,925, got a 96 percent rating from 4,876 reviewers. The Brazilian Butt Lift, about $7,100, scored 93 percent among the 3,178 raters. The facelift, around $11,100, received a rating of 87 percent from the 624 RealSelf raters.

Check out RealSelf.com to see more Worth It Rating and add your own review!

When considering any cosmetic surgery procedure, it’s practical and very wise to give thought to how much recovery time you’ll need. It will be tremendously helpful to know what to expect in the hours, days and weeks after your procedure. You also can help prepare those around you, including the people you work with, by letting them know ahead of time what to expect and helping them plan for it as needed. As far as immediate recovery from anesthesia is concerned, times can vary from patient to patient, but most people recover from anesthesia within just a few hours. You may feel groggy or nauseated at first, but most patients are well recovered, awake and able to read a book by the evening of their procedure. During the first couple of postoperative days, it is likely that you will need a bit of assistance, depending on your procedure.

Here are some guidelines for popular procedures, to give you an idea of what you may need.

  • Liposuction: Patients are typically able to get around unassisted by the second day (earlier if smaller areas are liposuctioned). Most patients are able to go back to work in four to six days after the procedure.
  • Breast Surgery: Although the patient may not be able to raise arms above the head, the patient can usually do most things unassisted by the second day. The patient can usually return to a desk job five to seven days after the procedure. Two weeks may be required for jobs that require exertion, such as food server or flight attendant.
  • Facelift: The patient can get around alone on the second day. It may be ten days to two weeks before the patient feels comfortable being seen in public again.
  • Eyelid Surgery: The patient can get around unassisted on the second day. The patient may want to wear sunglasses and surgical makeup when going out in public after the third day. He or she can go back to work about the sixth postoperative day.
  • Tummy Tuck: It may require up to four days before the patient can get around alone. Patients who have a desk job may return in ten days. More strenuous jobs like a food server or letter carrier may require at least three weeks.

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Welcome to the blog of plastic surgeon Robert A Colgrove, Jr., M.D. Located in Atlanta, Dr. Colgrove’s Vinings Surgery Center is an AAAASF Accredited Surgery Facility where plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. We offer an environment uniquely qualified to provide a comfortable, yet professional atmosphere while you receive the highest quality medical care. Every member of our medical and support team has been chosen for their caring attitudes as well as their professional credentials.

We feel an informed patient goes into surgery with more confidence and realistic expectations. From breast implants to tummy tucks, information is conveyed by viewing educational videos, reading descriptive pamphlets, reviewing before and after photographs of patients who have had a similar surgery, and having a detailed consultation which usually includes computer video imaging. Our goal is to ensure that your experience is optimally pleasant and beneficial to your health and well-being.

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