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How Long To Recover From Botox
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)
Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more
Depends: Facial reconstruction can be as simple as a closure of a simple wound to extremely complex such as the use of microsurgery and free flaps. Facial transplantation also falls under this category which can take more than 24 hours of surgery. Thus recovery is always procedure specific and also related to your other related medical conditions. ...Read more
Depends...: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more
Few weeks: Each person is different & have differing degrees of infection from diverticulitis. One should start feeling better in a few days, but may take a few weeks to get back to a normal high fiber diet with normal bowel movements. Would need to wait some weeks for healing before considering colonoscopy too, if it is indicated for your condition. ...Read more
2-6 wks: Depends on a lot of things that are not in the control of the surgery: how you react to pain, the size of the hernia, the approach, the nerves involved. Could be a piece of cake, could be a pain for a while. Good luck. Walk a lot, use ice and advil- and be good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your surgeon as: Factors including age, health, physical & mental condition at time of surgery as well as type & extent of surgery. Complications or their absence plays a role. Minimally invasive surgery v open surgery makes a difference as does the case if a revision surgery or if it includes a fusion v decompression. The approach of the surgery through the abdomen, chest, back or combination factors in too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends what surgery: Most of the common neck surgery require very brief time to recover , will go home same day or next day some like radical neck resection, laryngectomy ( removal of voice box ) will take wks even months as they require extensive post op rehabilitation, like voice training stomal care etc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies...: Much will depend on exactly what type of eyelid surgery you are having done. For example, recovery will vary depending on whether you are having upper and/or lower blepharoplasty surgery performed. There is also variability among different patients. Therefore, best to run this question by your plastic surgeon for as accurate advice as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 1 Week: Most will notice a 2-3 day period of swelling and possible bruising. This is usually gone to the point where most observers would not see the "obvious" signs of having had surgery. Pain is mild and usually patients can take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) by the 2nd or 3rd day. Many md's will recommend that you wear a "wrap" garment for several days after the procedure. Most of my patients are back to work at 1 wk. ...Read moreSee 18 more doctor answers
Your Dr can assess: For mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical. ...Read more
Sternotomy: Sternotomy is the cutting of the sternum, a bone, to access your heart and chest cavities. The bone is wired close with several wires. Like any bone, takes 6 weeks to heal to 80%. Your surgery team will be the best to tell you specifics about your case. Also your surgery team will know what operation was done using the access provided by sternotomy. ...Read more
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