Day of Surgery

Typically, our patients recover quickly with few, if any, complications. But we understand that the prospect of surgery can be a little scary, especially if you require twilight or general anesthesia. Many cosmetic plastic surgery patients have never been “put under.” Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante, take the time to reassure their patients that they entrust them only to the capable hands of a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist and/or a board-certified nurse anesthetist. Both types of practitioners are skilled at addressing the needs of people having outpatient surgery.

Our patients, who come to our plastic surgery practice from Merrillville, Crown Point, Munster, and throughout Northwest Indiana, enjoy the comfort and privacy of having their surgery in an outpatient surgical suite. Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza are happy to share additional details when you meet with them in person. Request a consultation online or call (800) 721-3244 to schedule your appointment.

What to Expect

Here’s a brief outline of what to expect on the day of your procedure:

  • Arrive 1 hour before your scheduled surgery time
  • Register and fill out any required paperwork
  • Get prepped for surgery and review your medical history with the nursing staff
  • If your procedure will include twilight or general anesthesia, meet with the MD anesthesiologist and have an IV inserted
  • Be wheeled to the operating room and have anesthesia administered
  • Have your procedure
  • Move to a recovery room to be monitored until fully awake
  • Meet with your family and friends, get something to drink and wait until you receive clearance to head home
  • Have a friend or loved one drive you home

Dr. Galante or Dr. Garza will call you that evening to check in on your recovery. A member of our surgery center staff will call you the next day to make sure you are comfortable and have had a satisfying experience. Depending on the procedure, you will then return to our office for one or more follow-up visits in the weeks and months to come.

Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza

Welcome to Our Practice

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante have established a plastic surgery practice dedicated to providing personalized care that gives you the confidence to make educated decisions about your surgery. Together with a hand-selected team of professionals who share our passion for patient care, we offer a range of surgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best.

Impeccable Credentials

Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are fellowship-trained plastic surgeons at the forefront of the aesthetic surgery field. They are each active in professional associations and have given back to the community by donating their time and services to local charity organizations.

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