Don’t Melt the Patients’ Plastic

By on February 1, 2016 under Uncategorized

Don’t Melt the Patients’ Plastic

AS IF PLASTIC SURGERY wasn’t hard enough, post-op patients also had to worry about salon treatments damaging the merchandise. Now, Dr. Steven Wallach is easing their minds along with their signs of aging, lectur­ing upscale sa­lons like Fred­eric Fekkai and Avon in New York City on dealing with recently nipped, tucked and/or suctioned patients. His pointers: Don’t dye the hair for three weeks to keep chemicals out of a face-lift’s scalp sutures. Stylists must be cau­tious, too, so “no sharp combs.” A facial after a nose job? “Don’t touch my work!” for at least three weeks. But go for a massage a few days after lipo. “It may get rid of some of that kind of lumpy­ bumpy feeling.”