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How can I take time off work to recover from cosmetic surgery?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

That would be up to your boss! most jobs do allow for personal time off.

In brief: Depends

That would be up to your boss! most jobs do allow for personal time off.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask

Your boss for medical leave.
They are mot permitted to ask about the nature of health issues.

In brief: Ask

Your boss for medical leave.
They are mot permitted to ask about the nature of health issues.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Request it

It depends on your company policy but my patients commonly take time off after cosmetic surgery.
Some companies may allow you to take sick leave but i believe most will require you to take vacation. You board certified plastic surgeon can provide you with a note if needed.

In brief: Request it

It depends on your company policy but my patients commonly take time off after cosmetic surgery.
Some companies may allow you to take sick leave but i believe most will require you to take vacation. You board certified plastic surgeon can provide you with a note if needed.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Be creative

Probably the easiest thing to do us ask but that is only if you are not concerned about what people think.
I am sure you could conceive of more creative ways.

In brief: Be creative

Probably the easiest thing to do us ask but that is only if you are not concerned about what people think.
I am sure you could conceive of more creative ways.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on surg

Recovery is a personal and procedural function, and you must specify what is the procedure and its extent to be able to answer this question.
Wound healing is a very complex set of events, many of which neither you nor the surgeon can control.

In brief: Depends on surg

Recovery is a personal and procedural function, and you must specify what is the procedure and its extent to be able to answer this question.
Wound healing is a very complex set of events, many of which neither you nor the surgeon can control.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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