Why do people hire a private registered nurse for post-op care?

The best way to come out of surgery is with a support system in place. With a nurse by your side to follow the surgeon’s instructions and ready to make changes to the recovery plan, you can rest assured that you’re on the path to a successful recovery.

So while plastic surgery aftercare facilities or plastic surgery recovery centers are fantastic places to get 24/7 specialized care, patients prefer to hire a nurse for a day or daily check-in visits to their home, or hotel, in the case of medical travel out of town or state.

The privacy, being surrounded by loved ones, and savings are all extra reasons why patients prefer to hire a private nurse for postop care, but the main reasons are the ones that follow: pain management, wound care, and comfort.

Pain Management

Like the butterfly emerging from the cocoon, the most difficult part for patients is emerging from the cocoon, aka post-op. During the procedure, you feel nothing, and later you’re like the beautiful butterfly flying carefree.

But, the recovery process can be extensive and painful.

The most common concern among plastic surgery patients is managing the pain and discomfort after the procedure. Nurses have extensive experience and ways to minimize swelling and discomfort. And, they know when it’s time to call the doctor to change the prescription.

Wound care

Wound care is not for the faint of heart. Proper wound care is important for reducing infections and scarring.

With skilled experienced postop nurses after surgery care is taken care of precisely as the doctor ordered.


There’s an underlying comfort in being home with loved ones and maintaining your normal lifestyle. Hiring a private nurse to ensure high-quality medical care while maintaining privacy yields ideal results all around.

In-home care remains the leading choice for plastic surgery aftercare.