Surgery like anything else becomes easier with experience. As patients have more surgical procedures, patients become more familiar with and aware of the process–the pre-operative preparations, the surgery itself, the process of healing and the final result.

Although each experience in cosmetic surgery is different, each patient does find commonalities across procedures, like what the day of and after surgery feel like, particularly in terms of anxiety level or any discomfort that may occur. Patients who have had more than one surgery seem the most relaxed, as they know that patients need to be patient throughout the healing process. While healing happens as rapidly as possible, it still does not happen overnight. Typically, after post-surgical day 2, the body will continue to improve every day until you have the desired outcome. During the healing process, the key to an optimal recovery is a positive, relaxed outlook focused on the benefits of the final result.