It's an old Latin proverb that "A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own." Last week, celebrity singer and bad-girl Amy Winehouse gave us all an important lesson. Winehouse, 26, had a breast lift (rumored to actually be breast augmentation) on Wednesday the 7th, but instead of taking her doctor's advice and devoting time to recovery, she was up and about the next day, and by Saturday night, the 10th, was on stage singing for Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of Dancing with the Stars.
Many people noted that her performance was off, and when the performance was over, she screamed, "I need to see someone, my boobs are . . . killing me." She stayed overnight at an area hospital and has recovered.
However, her experience reminds us that when your doctor gives you postoperative instructions, you should follow them diligently. Failure to follow your doctor's instructions can increase your risk of complications. Most complications of plastic surgery procedures are minor and easily remedied, but they can be uncomfortable and increase the time it takes before you are fully well again. In planning your plastic surgery procedure, talk to New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits about how long you should allow for recovery.
If you would like to learn more about breast surgeries and how to minimize your chances of experiencing a complication, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lefkovits today.