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Q - Where do I go for surgery?

A - All of our Illinois cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, such as breast augmentation, are performed on an outpatient basis (in and out on the same day) at our office-based operating suite.

Q - How long will the surgery take? When can I go home?

A - The actual time for surgeries vary with the type of procedure. All of our cosmetic surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis. You will arrive at the facility 1/2 hour before your scheduled time to allow enough time to receive adequate sedation and all other necessary preparations. After surgery, you will be kept in the recovery room for 1 to 3 hours. When your condition has stabilized, you will be permitted to go home. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult, usually a friend or relative.

Q - Why don't I need to stay in the hospital overnight?

A - You may be surprised that cosmetic surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis. This type of operation is performed on healthy, not sick people. As it involves mainly superficial tissues, there is minimal discomfort and few risks. During the first few post-operative hours, which are most critical, you will be under closer observation by the surgeon and professionally trained registered nurses than in most in-patient hospital settings. Once this critical period has elapsed, there is little danger of later complications. Several years experience in thousands of operations has convinced me that outpatient surgery patients recover faster, have less discomfort afterwards, and fewer complications than inpatients. The popularity of outpatient surgery is due to its proven record of safety with fewer risks to the patient in addition to the incentive of decreased costs and increased convenience.

If you have a question about cosmetic surgery, feel free to contact us online or call the office nearest you for a personal reply.

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