Types of Surgery Aftercare & Recovery
The Ultimate Surgery After Experience
Any surgery — no matter how minor — can be a physically and emotionally demanding experience. Arranging for a high level of supportive care and aftercare nursing services for your post-surgery recovery period can make all the difference between a smooth recovery after surgery and one that can have irrevocable consequences on your body and spirit.
At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, we understand exactly what is involved in helping you heal and are pleased to offer a peaceful and comfortable setting for your post-op recovery, no matter your procedure. Our highly-trained, all-female nursing staff work with the best doctors in Los Angeles to ensure you receive the most exclusive, restorative care possible.
Spacious Rooms & Luxury Aftercare
Located within the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles, our aftercare nursing services and wellness suites offer the utmost divine comfort. Our spacious wellness center offers large, sumptuous king-sized beds, imported Italian linens, and private bathrooms. Each room has a balcony with either a city or garden view and comfortable lounge chairs to accommodate visitors.
While you enjoy the comprehensive care at Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, please take advantage of our additional therapies and treatments to accelerate your recovery from surgery. Our exclusive recovery services include hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), individualized IV vitamin therapy sessions, and organic Kreation juice cleanses. We also offer free transportation to and from our sister site at Ciel Spa, where you can indulge in beauty treatments, professional pampering, and therapeutic post-op recovery treatments.
Expert Medical Care for All Types of Surgery Procedures
No matter how big or small your procedure, the Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness care team ensures you receive the best care possible during your recovery from surgery.
Bariatric surgery is a method of assisted weight loss and can involve a gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band, or a sleeve gastrectomy. While advances in surgical techniques have made bariatric surgeries much less invasive than they were in the past, bed rest is still necessary during the few days after the procedure. At Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, our aftercare nursing services can cater to your specific dietary needs during your surgery recovery.
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes excess fat, muscle, and skin from the eye area. The procedure is usually used to fix drooping eyelids. Sometimes this procedure is done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be used to improve eyesight. The recovery from surgery usually takes 10 to 14 days, although the scars can take longer to heal. Aftercare nursing services may be required to help with mobility and accomplish everyday tasks made difficult by the eyes’ swelling.
Body contouring is a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment for getting rid of stubborn fat. Multiple types of procedures may use cold or hot temperatures or ultrasound or radiofrequency energy. While aftercare nursing services are not always necessary, you may experience bruising, swelling, or redness after the treatment. It typically takes three to four months before the results start to show.
Brazilian butt lift surgery, also known as BBL surgery, is a procedure that enhances the size of the buttocks or reduces noticeable cellulite bumps. The surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from a different part of the body and then injects it into the buttocks. The full recovery from surgery usually takes around one month, although you may be able to resume daily activities within one to two weeks of post-op recovery.
Breast augmentation surgery can help you feel more confident about your body and appearance. In this outpatient procedure, patients are typically put under a general anesthetic and can leave the hospital on the same day. As you indulge in the aftercare nursing services at Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness, you will need to wear a special supportive bra and refrain from lifting heavy objects.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that augments the shape and lift of the breast. The procedure is commonly used to reshape sagging breasts or down-ward facing nipples caused by aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. While a breast lift does not dramatically alter the breasts’ size, the procedure can be used in conjunction with a breast reduction or augmentation and may require specialized aftercare nursing services.
Breast reconstruction is usually performed after a mastectomy which is a procedure that removes part or all of both breasts, usually due to breast cancer. Breast reconstruction reduces a mastectomy’s psychological impact, helping the patient feel more confident after post-op recovery. The recovery from surgery can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the degree of reconstruction required.
A breast reduction surgery reduces the size of breasts. This procedure is common among patients experiencing physical symptoms such as neck or back pain due to the weight of their breasts. The post-op recovery for this procedure requires you to rest for at least one week, and it usually takes around one month to return to normal physical activities.
Bunion surgery, also referred to as bunionectomy, is typically a straightforward outpatient surgery in which the hallux valgus bone in the big toe is corrected. However, full post-op recovery from this procedure can take several weeks.
Also known as genioplasty, chin implant surgery reshapes the jawline, neck, and chin for a more defined and balanced look. Post-op recovery requires you to sleep facing up for one to two weeks to prevent swelling and complications with the incisions. You may also be required to follow a liquid-only diet for the first day or two following the procedure.
Ethnic rhinoplasty refers to a nose job catered to patients of diverse ethnic backgrounds who want to retain their beauty. A surgeon specializing in ethnic rhinoplasty understands their clients’ unique facial characteristics and performs the surgery accordingly. The aftercare nursing services for this procedure typically the same as a standard rhinoplasty.
A facelift is a comprehensive and lasting solution for aging signs on the face and neck—such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and a double chin. Your surgeon will assess your individual needs before your facelift surgery and customize your surgery and aftercare nursing services for a youthful outcome. The recovery from surgery usually takes around two to three weeks.
There are many reasons a patient might need foot surgery, including the removal of bunions or ingrown toenails and orthopedic procedures following trauma to the ankle or toes. During your stay at Pearl, our aftercare nursing services will help you keep the weight off your foot, and you will be given exercises to increase your strength and range of motion gradually.
Head and neck surgeons (otolaryngologists) specialize in the ears, nose, mouth, and throat, as well as all of the structures related to those areas. There are many different types of procedures, so consult your doctor for information on recovery from surgery.
As we age, our hip joints can wear down and even become damaged. If the problems become severe, this can cause chronic pain and limit mobility. When physical therapies and medications are no longer enough, and the damage is visible in an X-ray, the hip joint can be surgically replaced with a prosthesis in a hip replacement procedure. In these cases, aftercare nursing services may be required to help with mobility.
After a knee injury or long-term knee pain, getting your life back to normal can sometimes require knee surgery to correct the problem. Local doctors and surgeons are skilled in innovative and minimally-invasive techniques to help you recover from surgery fast and get back on your feet as soon as possible.
One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States, liposuction can quickly and effectively remove stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. The cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles are experts in sculpting and shaping your body for a fabulous result with minimal post-op recovery time needed.
With a mommy makeover, you can restore your confidence and feel beautiful in your body again after the rigors of pregnancy and childbirth. This special kind of plastic surgery could involve several different procedures at once, depending on the areas you wish to target. For example, you could enjoy the benefits of a tummy tuck, labiaplasty, and nipple and/or breast reconstruction all in one operation. Aftercare nursing services needed will depend on the number and types of procedures undergone.
Oral surgery, also referred to as aesthetic dental surgery, is usually performed by a cosmetic dentist. Many types of cosmetic dental procedures, including teeth whitening, veneers, implants, crowns, teeth shaping, and tooth bonding. Consult your dentist for details on recovery times and methods.
Orthopedic surgery involves joints such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, needs, ankles, and spine. This kind of surgery can become necessary if you have suffered trauma in an accident or have a degenerative bone condition. Depending on the severity of the problem, the joint might require open surgery or minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery.
Plastic surgery encompasses various cosmetic and medical procedures, including everything from skin grafts and mole removal to rhinoplasty and facial reconstruction. Occasionally, a patient will have multiple procedures done at once (such as in a mommy makeover), which require special post-op recovery care afterward to keep the incisions clean and ensure proper drainage.
Some patients who have already had a nose job may choose to get revision rhinoplasty further to improve their nose’s function or appearance. Revision rhinoplasty is one of the more difficult procedures for surgeons to perform, and the results aren’t guaranteed to be ideal. As such, the post-op recovery period can last anywhere from 3-6 weeks.
Commonly called a nose job, rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the nose. This surgery can also be used to improve breathing. During the recovery from surgery, most patients wear a nasal splint for a week. Bruising and swelling should subside within three days, although it may take up to two weeks to fully heal.
Shoulder injuries and painful shoulder conditions can make everyday activities much more difficult to perform. If physical therapy and medication aren’t enough to correct the problem, your doctor may suggest that you have shoulder surgery. Shoulder surgeries can often be performed using minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques; however, aftercare nursing services support with daily activities may still be required for a time to assist with your full recovery from surgery.
People with recurring sinus infections or an abnormal sinus shape may benefit from surgery to open up the nasal passages and remove blockages. Post-op recovery from a sinus operation requires intensive care for several days following the procedure, with particular attention to nasal congestion, pain, and bleeding.
Spine surgery can refer to several different procedures, including a laminectomy, foraminotomy, diskectomy, or spinal fusion. The post-op recovery time varies depending on the condition of your back before the surgery, as well as the degree of surgery required. Some recoveries require a few weeks, while others may require multiple months.
Thyroidectomy is a surgery that removes all or part of the thyroid gland, which is located at the base of your neck. The surgery may be required to treat cancer, a goiter, an overactive thyroid, or remove suspicious thyroid nodules. While you may be able to resume light activities after a day or two, most doctors recommend that you plan for at least two weeks for aftercare nursing services.
Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. While the surgery used to be a common treatment for inflamed or infected tonsils, other treatments are currently available. However, a tonsillectomy may be required if non-surgical treatments aren’t effective or are breathing problems associated with enlarged tonsils. The recovery from surgery usually lasts 10 to 14 days.
For those who have accumulated excess weight around the middle or have lost abdominal tone due to a pregnancy, a tummy tuck can restore a youthful silhouette. This cosmetic surgery involves removing excess skin and fat and the restoration of muscles that have become weakened or separated.
Vaginal rejuvenation may refer to several procedures, including vaginoplasty, monsplasty, labiaplasty, labia majoraplasty, or clitoral hood reduction. The procedure is often used to restore female genitals to their original state following childbirth. The recovery from surgery time varies depending on the procedure, but usually, patients can return to normal activities within one to two weeks of post-op recovery.
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