After Care at BPS

You will be given detailed advice specific to your operation and an introduction to your specialist nurse before discharge. In general, you should allow time to rest, but remain mobile. Do take gentle exercise but avoid energetic activity.

Be prepared for some bruising and swelling. We do not expect much as we take careful precautions during surgery. Both bruising and swelling may become more obvious in the days after surgery and sometimes not where you expect it. Bruising descends under gravity. Allow time for this to settle and feel free to contact our specialist nurses if you become concerned.

Scars are a natural consequence of surgery. You will already know that these are placed discreetly and neatly. In the early days after surgery, we usually keep wounds dry but some can be gently washed, especially those on the scalp. Your specialist nurse will advise.

Healing after plastic surgery is generally rapid and the wounds will inevitably change in appearance over the first few weeks. Most scars become inconspicuous over time but this varies between patients. A few people are prone to forming lumpy scars but usually will have experienced this before and will have discussed this at the consultation. Extra precautions can then be taken.

The personal care of the BPS surgeon and specialist team will continue after your operation until we are confident that you do not require close supervision. BPS will always be available for advice and reassurance.

Our Patients Say

  • Faith in plastic surgeons restored! Following the break of the PIP scandal and a subsequent year of worry and frustration I made contact with Mr Mercer via a recommendation and he was like a breath of fresh air! Mr Mercer, and his amazing team, were on the button with understanding, communication and respect from the offset and gave me instant peace of mind. I knew from the initial meeting with Mr M that I was in good hands. Surgery and the healing process went without a hitch. Thank you Mr Mercer, you're fab!
    Emma - Bristol
  • To the team at BPS, I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for the treatment I had recently to remove 2 moles on my face. The surgeon, Mr Orlando, has done an incredible job and you can hardly see the larger scar after even 2 weeks. The other mole you would not have known was even there before. Many thanks again. P.S. Mr Mercer treated my mum for melanoma years ago and she still says how good he was!
    Anna - Bristol
  • For me personally it was not just about the surgery and looking better it was about how I felt about myself, it was a real confidence booster. Family and friends have not only noticed the difference in me, but that I am more confident and happier. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending BPS, the best investment I have ever made!
    Sam - Jersey
  • Mr Orlando came very highly recommended to me otherwise I would not have undertaken such surgery. My initial concerns were soon overcome because the moment I met Mr Orlando I was convinced of his professionalism and the fact that he told me exactly what to expect. I didn’t have to make up my mind right away and he wanted me to take my time before committing myself. However, I am so pleased that I had the courage to go ahead because it has given me more confidence and I feel happier with myself. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Antonio Orlando.
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  • Dear Mr Orlando, I wanted to write and let you know how delighted I am with the results of my surgery and the care I experienced with you and your team. From the very first consultation through to my operation and follow up appointments, I have been treated in an efficient and professional manner.
    Julie - Bristol