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BEVERLY HILLS, CA, February 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Preparing for a major cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure has never been easier, thanks to a new comprehensive cosmetic surgery guide published by Dr. David N. Sayah (http://www.davidsayah.com/), one of the top plastic surgeons in Los Angeles. The guide covers everything patients need to know when preparing for both the before and after of a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure.
"The more information a patient has prior to their procedure, the more positive the experience is," explains Dr. Sayah. "I've found that with access to comprehensive knowledge, patients feel more empowered about taking charge of their own care."
The free online guide is accessible to all site visitors at http://www.davidsayah.com/plastic-surgery-guide.php, whether just browsing online or prospective patients of Dr. Sayah's. The guide walks patients through every step of the cosmetic surgery process, starting three weeks before the surgery and covering the arrival at the operating room, the procedure itself, what to expect in the recovery room, and suggestions to follow throughout the various stages of recovery.
"Here in Beverly Hills, some plastic surgery practices are just focused on treating as many patients as possible, as quickly as possible," says Dr. Sayah. "The surgeon may mention something about when to quit smoking, or how to take care of the incision at the initial consultation. Unless they're writing everything down, though, most patients won't remember those specifics weeks later, when it's time for the actual procedure to take place."
By giving patients a virtual hand to hold from consultation through healing, Dr. Sayah hopes to prevent much of the uncertainty that's so common for people before surgery.
"No one has to feel embarrassed by asking their surgeon the same questions over and over again. Instead, they can just refer back to the guide," says Dr. Sayah. "Of course, there are going to be minor differences depending on which procedure you have done, and every surgeon will offer his or her own preference for any special instructions, but having a single guide that hits all the major points is a great reference for patients."
Dr. Sayah's guide covers everything from what patients should eat to how they'll most likely feel physically and emotionally. Suggestions on incision care, instructions for how to best get out of bed in order to avoid a head rush, and how to handle the washing of hair after surgery are all included.
The guide also offers suggestions on how to handle common issues like postoperative blues and making the transition back to work, questions many patients feel awkward discussing with their doctor post-surgery.
"My patients know I want to hear from them, even long after their procedure," says Dr. David N. Sayah. "Not all plastic surgeons in Los Angeles have that same philosophy. Although I strongly recommend working with a surgeon you can achieve that comfort level with, this guide can definitely provide some extra insurance for any unanswered questions you may have. Even if they're not my patients, I want everyone choosing cosmetic surgery to feel confident."
Dr. David N. Sayah (http://www.davidsayah.com/) is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who specializes in natural plastic surgery results. Since founding his own practice, Dr. Sayah has helped thousands of patients reinvent themselves with advanced, state-of-the art plastic surgery and med spa treatments. A graduate of the UCLA School of Medicine, he has since become a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an Ambassador of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has authored dozens of abstracts, scientific articles and textbooks.
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