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What to Expect Before & After Your Plastic Surgery Procedure in Chicago

Chicago woman wondering about plastic surgery procedure before and after surgery.

Considering a plastic surgery transformation in Chicago? You are not alone. In addition to famous landmarks and beautiful views, the city is also home to some of the country’s best plastic surgeons and surgical facilities. Whether you live nearby or plan to fly in for surgery, knowing what to expect during your visit will make your experience that much more rewarding.

In this blog post, learn more about how to prepare for your surgery, where to stay in the area as you recover, and more.

What to Expect Before Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

Before your procedure, you’ll likely spend a fair amount of time researching and planning, from finding a surgeon to getting ready the morning of your surgery.

How can I find the best plastic surgeon in Chicago?

The best way to find Chicago’s top plastic surgeons is to start with some research:

  • Check credentials: Make sure your doctor of choice is a board-certified plastic surgeon.
  • Read reviews: See what real patients have shared about their experiences.
  • Browse before-and-after photos: Look through real patient transformations online.

Looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon specifically? Learn more about how to choose the best rhinoplasty surgeon in this previous blog post.

What happens during a plastic surgery consultation?

During your consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your goals, use computer imaging to predict your results when possible, and walk through your proposed treatment plan. At the end of your appointment, you will receive a pricing estimate and work with your patient care coordinator to schedule your surgery date.

How should I prepare the morning of my surgery?

Before the big day, arrange for a ride home from the facility. You will need to bring a trusted friend or family member to pick you up. At TLKM Plastic Surgery, procedures take place either in our office’s on-site surgical suite (local sedation procedures) or a nearby surgery center (general anesthesia procedures).

You will need to avoid eating the morning of your surgery and arrive without any makeup, contact lenses, or hair products. We recommend arriving an hour and a half before your procedure. Get a step-by-step guide to preparing for your procedure in our pre-op and post-op instructions.

What to Expect After Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

Once your surgery is complete, it is time to focus on resting, recuperating, and enjoying your newfound confidence.

How long will I need to stay in Chicago after my surgery?

If you are from outside the area, one week is typically a long enough stay after most procedures. Most people can safely fly home at this time. Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno are dedicated to close follow-up care and will arrange visits in the days after your surgery to make sure you are healing well.

Where is the best place to stay while I recover?

Many downtown Chicago hotels offer discounted rates through Northwestern University Hospital, and most are located within a few blocks of our practice. Explore a list of recommended accommodations and more on our page for out-of-town patients.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about planning your Chicago plastic surgery procedure, please contact us online or call (312) 788-2560.

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