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Ask Dr. Joffily any questions you may have about the treatments offered, how the procedures are undertaken and what happens following surgery.

Get professional advice or read our frequently asked questions (FAQs). You have the opportunity to post your own questions here and get an answer by Dr. Joffily himself.

How should I prepare for my plastic surgery?

Before you undergo a plastic surgery you may feel equally excited and nervous. In the days running up to your surgery, make sure you rest well and plan your return home. Make arrangements with work and family. Different procedures have a different recovery period but make sure you leave yourself enough time to recover.

The week before the procedure, we recommend you keep to a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water and taking supplements such as Vitamin A, C and Zink. This will help speed up your recovery by boosting your immune system. Try to avoid fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginseng and ginko biloba. Make sure your doctor is aware of any conditions that could complicate the procedure. The day of the procedure, think au-natural. No make-up, deodorant, body lotion and jewellery.

What are the most common risks associated with cosmetic surgery?

Different procedures carry different type/level of risk, so it is best to consult the dedicated treatment pages and talk to Dr. Joffily to address any concerns you may have.

Make him aware of any medical conditions you may have or medications you take. Typically, some of the common risk associated with surgery is the possible side effects of the anaesthesia. You can learn more about this topic here.

What should I expect after my procedure?

For many types of procedures, pain is minimal and in most case recovery is smooth if enough downtime is allowed. Surgery involving the body or breasts can be more sensitive and pain medications are often prescribed. Swelling is common and it can last up to 6 and more weeks. Cold compresses and local therapy can help minimise it, especially in combination with natural therapies, such as arnica.

Most body procedures also require you to wear a special support garment for up to four weeks after your surgery.

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