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I just had mitral valve repair 2 weeks ago, after three months recovery can I lift my hands up and lift heavy products like before?

I just had mitral valve repair 2 weeks ago, after three months recovery can I lift my hands up and lift heavy products like before?

Check with surgeon: Typically by 12 weeks after open chest surgery, one would be released to normal activity, but you should check with your surgeon for your individual situation. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How soon after a closed nose reduction should I wait before doing rhinoplasty? (broke my nose and want to remove bump on bridge of my nose).

How soon after a closed nose reduction should I wait before doing rhinoplasty? (broke my nose and want to remove bump on bridge of my nose).

Fixing my nose: There are several things that need to happen. Swelling needs to go away and this will be quick. However it takes linger for the bones to heal. Usually 3-6 months is sufficient. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after lip augmentation? How long after having lip augmentation until i can return to all my normal activities? .

How long is recovery after lip augmentation? How long after having lip augmentation until i can return to all my normal activities?

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Recovery depends: Recovery depends on the procedure specifics, but generally speaking a patient who has undergone a lip augmentation with injectable fillers is able to return to work the following day and resume all normal activities in about a week. You will want to use an ice pack to help with swelling and over the counter pain killers to help with discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift? .

How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift?

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4days to 4 weeks+/-: This is typically performed in combination with liposuction. Bruising can be minimal lasting only 3-4 days but when more extensive, it can last 3-4 weeks. Rest, ice, compression, and avoidance of blood thinning agents may help to minimize swelling. Compression garments and lymphatic massage may also be advocated by some surgeons to expedite resolution of swelling. ...Read more

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Will I be extremely swollen after genioplasty and fat graft to cheeks? Filler in lips? How long till swelling goes down after op? Flying home in 3 wks

Will I be extremely swollen after genioplasty and fat graft to cheeks? Filler in lips? How long till swelling goes down after op? Flying home in 3 wks

3 weeks ok: Yes, significant swelling after these 2 procedures. Most gone in 3 weeks. Any swelling that still exists will not likely be noticed by others. ...Read more

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I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.

I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery.  Asking for help.

ER for exam: 47 year old lady status post hysterectomy now with a tender and firm abdomen. You need to go to the ER for an exam. It is the weekend and your physician's office is probably not open. You should contact your surgeon to communicate with them and any complications after surgery should be reported. It is not prudent to wait too long when you have concerning symptoms after surgery and you need an exam ...Read more

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How long before the swelling goes down after a face lift?

How long before the swelling goes down after a face lift?

Facelift swelling: Recovery is a variable experience and depends on what procedure was done, too. be sure to follow your surgeon's postop instructions. ...Read more

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Only half my lip hard after dermal graft lip augmentation?

Only half my lip hard after dermal graft lip augmentation?

.?bleeding: On occasion a small collection of blood may cause firmness and this should resolve but i would run this by your surgeon. ...Read more

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When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout? .

When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout?

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Often : Often i will be performing liposuction of the neck at the same time as the chin augmentation. I make my patients wear a chin strap for the first week to help limit swelling and assist skin contraction. I generally ask patients after chin auentation to wait 1-2 weeks to raise blood pressure with exercise. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Had small amount of skin removed from breasts after reconstruction and the swelling down.Have sutures and durmabond.How long do I wait to lift weights?

Had small amount of skin removed from breasts after reconstruction and the swelling down.Have sutures and durmabond.How long do I wait to lift weights?

Post Operative Care: It would be advisable to communicate with your surgeon before engaging in strenuous activities. Your surgeon has the most complete knowledge about the details of your operation and is the best person to advise you on any aspects of post-operative care. ...Read more

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When can I resume my exercise routine after tooth extraction?

When can I resume my exercise routine after tooth extraction?

ASK...: Tooth extraction can occur for several reasons, including severe tooth decay, trauma, aesthetics, and preparation for orthodontic treatment. Over-retained teeth may require extraction to make way for the teeth succeeding them. Wait at least a week after a single tooth extraction before resuming your full exercise regimen. You should ask your dentist in some cases it may be sooner. ...Read more

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When can I use face wash and put on makeup after sutures from Blepharoplasty?

When can I use face wash and put on makeup after sutures from Blepharoplasty?

Eyemakeup/bleph.: Best to ask your surgeon, but generally wait for at least 2 weeks post surgery and suture removal to allow the incisions to completely heal... ...Read more

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Should i clean my teeth before or after breakfast?

Should i clean my teeth before or after breakfast?

After : I would clean your teeth after meals to remove food particles from your teeth. ...Read more

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Will my brow and facial movement come back after a forehead lift?

Will my brow and facial movement come back after a forehead lift?

Usually: Sometimes, in the early post-op period after a forehead lift, the muscles may not move like they usually did. This is typically due to a stretched or bruised nerve, which recovers in about 8 weeks or so, and the muscles start to move again. If the muscles in the forehead were cut or partially resected as a part of your surgery, then there will be less motion than before - as desired. ...Read more

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Can i lift things after having a mini tummy tuck? I have a small daughter—how long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before i can pick her up? .

Can i lift things after having a mini tummy tuck? I have a small daughter—how long after my mini tummy tuck do I have to wait before i can pick her up?

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Two weeks: Straining activities such as lifting will increase your blood pressure and may open up a bleeder and cause a hematoma . You may sit down and have your child on your lap but no lifting for the most critical few days. ...Read more

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I had breast augmentation done 3 days ago and my incisions itch so bad! any advice as to how minimize the itch?

I had breast augmentation done 3 days ago and my incisions itch so bad! any advice as to how minimize the itch?

Very common: Sometimes it's due to your body reacting to the surgical tape (if any was used) or other elements of wound care. Talk to your surgeon, sometimes I recommend topical hydrocortisone but only after having examined the patient. Best regards. ...Read more

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Half my lip hard and numb after dermal graft lip augmentation, what's wrong?

Half my lip hard and numb after dermal graft lip augmentation, what's wrong?

Probably nothing: You don't mention when you procedure was. From 4 weeks to 4 months, not uncommon for the surgical site to be firm. Numbness can occurr shortly after the procedure. ...Read more

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How long will my mouth feel sore after using expanders and bands?

How long will my mouth feel sore after using expanders and bands?

Orthodontic soreness: Generally for 2-3 days depending on the change that was made. If you can take advil, (ibuprofen) that might help. ...Read more

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Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

Should I have the tummy tuck, before or after weight loss?

After weight loss : If you do tummy tuck and then loss significant weight you will end up with loss abdominal skin . It is best that you follow up with a doctor specializing in medical weight loss . Some times medical weight may result in less lose skin reducing need for tummy tuck. ...Read more

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