Why Is Patient Education In Cosmetic Surgery Important?
Dr. Moneer Jaibaji believes that patient education is extremely important to the success of cosmetic treatment and recovery. Patients who wish to receive face, breast, body, or skin treatment at our practice can find helpful pre- and postoperative tips for ensuring the best possible surgical outcome.
From the initial consultation to preparation for surgery, the recovery process, and follow-up visits, Dr. Jaibaji believes that all patients receiving cosmetic treatment should understand what to expect before and after their operations.
The Initial Consultation / Preparation for SurgeryPatients who are interested in our cosmetic and reconstructive treatments must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Jaibaji. During the initial consultation, Dr. Jaibaji will conduct a complete history and examination and review his or her medical history to determine whether he or she is a suitable candidate for plastic or reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jaibaji will also review the patient’s cosmetic goals and explain what can and cannot be done during the operation in order to make sure that the patient maintains realistic expectations for the surgery. It is helpful to bring photos of your desired look and photos of results you do not want to have. Also it is helpful if you write down all the questions you want to address with Dr. Jaibaji.
Next, Dr. Jaibaji will explain the entire surgical process in detail, as well as the risks and benefits of the surgery. He will make sure that the patient has a thorough understanding of what he or she is undertaking. At this time, patients should discuss any questions or concerns that they have regarding the operation. Dr. Jaibaji is a caring and knowledgeable surgeon who takes the time to address all such concerns. To gain a better understanding of the results of the surgical process, patients will also have the chance to review before-and-after photos of other patients who have received the same treatment from Dr. Jaibaji.
Finally, the patient will have to prepare in some fashion, regardless of the cosmetic treatment chosen. Patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan prior to surgery and refrain from taking aspirin and other blood-thinning medications. They should avoid smoking as well, as it inhibits healthy circulation. Patients must find someone who can transport them to and from surgery, since most of our procedures require the use of general anesthesia. Patients should also take measures to prepare their homes for the healing process by stocking up on gauze bandages, towels, and other products. Following these preparation tips, as well as others given by Dr. Jaibaji, can help to ensure a successful surgery with little downtime.
On the Road to RecoveryOur patients’ postoperative care is extremely important to Dr. Jaibaji. To help patients recover swiftly and successfully, Dr. Jaibaji offers comprehensive instructions for facilitating the healing process. Before surgery, each patient will receive an information package explaining the care that we provide before and after surgery.
Patients are seen at our office the day after surgery and at regular intervals thereafter depending on the type of surgery. Each patient should schedule a follow-up appointment before leaving our practice.
A number of measures should taken at home as well in order to increase comfort and promote healing. Dr. Jaibaji prescribes medication to help relieve any pain or discomfort that patients experience. Many patients will go home with surgical dressings or sutures that should left on or changed according to Dr. Jaibaji’s instructions. Exercising, lifting of heavy equipment, and other strenuous activities should be avoided for the first few weeks following cosmetic surgery.
Following these post-surgical instructions, as well as any other instructions given by Dr. Jaibaji, can help ensure that your recovery is smooth and successful. Dr. Jaibaji also recommends that certain patients stay at the Hideaway after surgery for optimal recovery. For more information on postoperative care or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, contact our practice today.
Insurance and Financing OptionsAt the practice of Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, we understand that plastic surgery can be very costly. In order to make the cost of cosmetic treatment more affordable, our practice offers a wide variety of financing options. We accept payment by cash, check, and most major credit cards. We also work with a variety of insurance plans to help patients get the most out of their benefits.
In addition, we offer financing through Carecredit for qualified patients. Patients can benefit from revolving credit line plans that begin with a down payment and offer affordable minimum monthly payments that decrease with every payment made. For more information on the specific financing options that are available to you, please contact our practice today.
Interested in Cosmetic Surgery?Our knowledgeable surgeon and friendly staff members want to make your cosmetic dreams a reality through our amazing face, breast, body, and skin treatments. Contact our practice today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with leading surgeon Moneer Jaibaji.
Certified and Re-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Moneer Jaibaji MD
American Society of plastic surgeons