I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Gupta and his team. As a healthcare worker, I strongly feel that, when looking for a good surgeon, you should always ask the surgical nurses who to go to. The nurses I work with all said that Dr. Gupta would be their first choice for a plastic surgeon.
— Verve Patient
- Breast Surgery
- Body Surgery
- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
- Buttock Augmentation with Implants
- Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
- Arm Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Body Lift
- Post Weight Loss Body Contouring
- Face Surgery
- Reconstruction Surgery
- Male Plastic Surgery
- Med Spa
2-3 days: Pre-Op
- Pick up post op medications from your local pharmacy
- Prepare your house for recovery with helpful items including pillows, ice packs, & positioning wedges to help you maintain comfort after surgery
D 0 = Surgery Day
- You will see Dr Gupta prior to surgery to ask any last-minute questions. He will draw his surgical plan on you including where the incisions will be placed.
- Surgery duration will vary depending on the procedures performed. This is an outpatient surgery. You will go home the same day,
- When you wake up, you will have a special recovery garment on, continue to wear this at all times. You will be in a flexed position.
- Begin post-op medications as prescribed
- You will be uncomfortable, sore, bruised and swollen; and lifting your legs and twisting will be painful and difficult.
- Remain in a flexed position
- Do not attempt to do more than rest, because you can increase risks related to healing.
- Get up and walk around every few hours to avoid the risk of blood clots. Avoid stairs, if possible; if necessary, ensure you have assistance.
- Continue walking regularly throughout the house every 1-2 hours
- Maintain a flexed position.
- Continue post-op medication as prescribed
- Continue wearing recovery garment
- Depending on the procedure performed you may be able to shower at this time – we recommend a handheld shower and shower bench to ensure you are safe and comfortable while showering.
Week 1 – Office evaluation
- All dressings well be removed, and further instruction will be provided.
- Swelling is normal, and a compression garment will help resolve swelling, and provide support while you heal
- Fatigue is normal, be sure to take lots of rest.
- Recommend Lymphatic massage to reduce swelling and aid in overall healing and recovery
Week 2 – Office Evaluation
- Keep activity light within the house, no laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dishwasher etc.
- No exercise yet besides walking
- Start working towards an upright posture
- Continue wearing garment at all times
- Most patients can maintain an upright posture at this time
- Most patients may begin scar therapy.
- You may return to work if your job requires light activity
- You may remove the compression garment if desired.
- All patients can return to work
- May begin to increase exercise activity.
Week 8 – no restrictions
- May exercise as desired
- Often it takes up to two months for patients to be comfortable doing everything they did before surgery, without feeling tired.
- The area around your incision may feel numb, this is normal and may resolve over time
Month 3 – Early Results
- Majority of the swelling will be resolved
- Your scars will still appear noticeable. Your scar may start out red and raised but will fade over time
- You will notice changes in color of the scar and it will continue to lighten.
- Contact the office if scars appear thick.
- Swelling continues to improve
- Scar is healed – but will continue to fade over time