The follow-up process is very important.
It is the key to a great result with no problems.
All patients have Dr. Nathan Long’s personal cell phone number so that they can call if they have any questions or concerns. You need to come and see us the following day after your procedure, and the following week. The first month and second month are important as well. If you have to travel, please let us know so that we can make the appropriate arrangements.
The follow-up process is divided into three topics.
Foundation: This has to do with a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise, and taking in the right amount of calories. We ask each patient to make a commitment to not gain weight, and if possible to get back to their goal weight. We have the right tools to make this happen and we want to help you. We want you to be able to maintain your results!
Drinking Water/Your Helper: The day of your procedure you need to have a friend, relative, spouse or anyone you can count on to help you, arrive with you. After your procedure we have you drink 6 bottles of water to make sure you are keeping your body hydrated. You will need someone to drive you home, to remind you to stay hydrated, and to help you with your garment.
Compression: Wearing the appropriate fitting compression garment at all stages of your recovery is vital to the success of your result. We offer a unique service of sizing your garment when needed each time you visit our office. This is another reason why your follow-up appointments are 100% required. Your compression garment needs to be worn at all times during your recovery process until we tell you otherwise, and should fit appropriately. As the area treated continues to decrease in volume, you will need your garment adjusted. You may wash your garment in cold water on a gentle cycle. Never dry your garment in the dryer, it ruins it. Only hang it up to dry. We provide the first garment, worn home after your procedure. Any additional garments needed are subject to a $100 fee each.
This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. – Cosmetic Procedures Clinic
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