Q: Dr. Eppley, I am coming for a facelift and chin augmentation from out of the country and have a visa to travel to the U.S. But my wife does not so she can not accompany me there. How do you handle the arrangements for after surgery care in patients in my situation?
A: Almost every male patient that comes from afar to my practice comes alone. This is actually common and we are very familiar with handling such a situation. Postoperative care would be provided by either staying overnite in the facility or we arrange to have one of our nurses take you back and stay with you the first night after surgery in our hotel. Being from out of town and having a facelift (and being a male), staying overnite in the facility would be the more ideal postoperative scenario. Once the drains and hear dressing are removed the next morning, you will be in a better situation to be by yourself the next day after surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley