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Recovery after Surgery

Recovery after plastic surgery is a vital part of your patient journey

Recovery after Surgery

Recovery after plastic surgery is a vital part of your patient journey

How to get the best results from your Recovery after Surgery

Optimal wound healing after surgery takes a significant effort to ensure your body has all the support it needs. Here are some tips for a good recovery:

  • Effective wound care
  • Wearing support garments,
  • Lots of rest and sleep
  • Gentle exercise and movement
  • Good nutrition and diet
  • Prepare your recovery needs and support team before surgery
  • Comfortable clothing with easy access

Post-Recovery Scar Minimisation Treatments

To get an even better-looking incision scar, you can consider things like extra nutritional support supplements, use of Silicon gel or tapes, Dermapen Skin Needling, LED Light or laser treatments.

Things to Avoid During Recovery after Surgery

Some things can cause infection,  a suboptimal scar or a poor aesthetic result. The main things to avoid are

  • Any form of smoking or vaping – nicotine hinders recovery
  • Poor nutrition which can slow healing and recovery
  • Excessive Straining or Stress which may over-stretch the wound and result in a poor quality scar
  • Exercising too early – before you have fully healed
  • Changing your bandages in Non-Sterile conditions which could invite infection

With a sustained recovery effort and support from Dr Hunt’s team, you can get a great-looking scar and enjoy a very comfortable recovery.



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With over 20 years of experience as a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to get optimal results using different surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

Next Step – Fill in the Enquiry form or call Dr Hunt’s Team on 1300 157 200.


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Your Surgeon Consultation Fee is $300
You will need a Referral from your GP
Phone the team or email to Book your consultation

Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information
Take lots of notes and read the documents provided
Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress
Bring your GP Referral and your test results


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Considering Plastic Surgery?

Is the recovery painful after plastic surgery?


Depending on the procedures you want to get, the recovery period can be associated with a minor or moderate level of pain. Complex interventions such as a Mummy Makeover, or a breast augmentation surgery entail a higher risk of discomfort compared to less invasive procedures such as an abdominal liposuction.

Whatever the case might be, it’s important to know that the Dr Hunt will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort.

How long is usually the recovery period after plastic surgery?


The length of the recovery period is dependent on many factors, such as:

  • the type of procedure you had
  • your health condition before the intervention
  • how committed you are to following the indications of the plastic surgeon
  • your own healing pace

In plastic surgery there is no one-size-fits-all and this is valid for the recovery period too.

What are the Complications and Risks that can occur during recovery?


If you are interested in undergoing plastic surgery, you should know that there is no risk-free procedure. All surgical and non-surgical procedures are associated with certain potential complications that could occur during the recovery period.

Some of the most common side effects and complications of many procedures are swelling and bruising.