Follow the instructions carefully after your surgery
Aesthetic surgery is exciting for most patients, and perhaps it is a turning point ”because almost everyone’s aim is to boost self-esteem, freshen confidence. Naturally, many patients want to accelerate the healing process and want to enjoy these changes as soon as possible and return to their daily activities and habits immediately.
Please note that each patient and each procedure is different from each other, and the recovery times also different. However, I would like to give you good news, if you follow the instructions carefully after your surgery, you can achieve a significant positive impact on your healing process. Today, many surgeons like me adapt the healing process according to the personal needs of the patient, depending on the health status of the patient, the procedure and the patient’s response to the surgery.
Here are the most effective tips that every aesthetic surgery patients can follow to accelerate the healing process:
Pain, bruising and more…
Pain, bruising and swelling, edema are part of your body’s natural healing process, and this experience is normal after surgery. Many patients try to endure or ignore pain, but it is important to take the painkillers that we prescribe. Don’t let the pain catch up with you; Don’t forget that you only do yourself harm by extending your healing process. In addition, I would like to remind you that a common side effect of these drugs is constipation. To counteract this, it is important to move frequently and consume plenty of fluid.
Walking is important
Within the first 48 hours after the surgery, you will need a lot of rest; however, please listen to the instructions and walk to the extent permitted. Movement helps your body to heal, and can also reduce pain levels.
You may not feel well, but you must walk to get your blood flow going . It’s better than not doing anything in your house for a few minutes. You can set a timer to wake up every hour and remind yourself to move.
Take a break from the gym
Yes, it is important to move around, however, not to mention exhausting exercises such as running or lifting dumbbells. Many patients are impatient about returning to their normal exercise routines, but it is important to avoid challenging exercises a few weeks after surgery to accelerate the recovery time.
Such heavy exercises can increase bruising, bleeding and inflammation. Patients who enter strong training regimens immediately after surgery may experience severe complications, such as reopening the incision. Even if you think you’re ready to go back to the gym, be sure to consult with your doctor before continuing with post-operative activity levels.
Have realistic expectations
Remember that the healing process is only a certain period of time. After any surgery, it will look worse (before it heals) and you will feel worse. In almost all kinds of aesthetic surgical procedures bruising and swelling occurs. You can’t see the full effects of your results for a few days or longer. Do not panic, stress can affect your body’s natural healing process.
Depending on your procedure, your recovery may vary from a few days to a few weeks. Plan how much of your convalescence after surgery will affect your work, family responsibilities, and social life. Also, have a family member or friend to take care of you for 48 to 72 hours after surgery. Even if you believe that you can continue your normal routines right now, having someone there to help you will give you peace of mind and help you focus on your recovery. If you do not have someone to meet your needs after the operation, you can ask the hospital personel for help.
Do not smoke
As a general rule, smokers should stop smoking at least eight weeks before the procedure is performed. When the surgery is finished, this does not mean that you can start again. Because it affects your circulation, smoking significantly delays the healing process and can cause serious complications during recovery.
Ice bags or corseted clothes
If you have had any facial surgery, including facial lifting, eyelid aesthetics and nasal aesthetics, it is important to apply ice to minimize swelling. Even if you have bandages surrounding the surgical site, a cold compress may be required periodically.
For some surgical procedures, such as tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast aesthetics, you may need to wear a corset suit for several weeks. Don’t ignore the importance of these garments it helps your body to control swelling and bruising. They also help shape the body by preventing wrinkling of the skin and increasing skin retraction. The pressure of the corset garments may make the marks softer, flatter and less visible.
Each Patient Requires Different Care
Note that the recovery process after plastic surgery is different from patient to patient and most importantly, depending on the type of procedures you choose.
Your doctor will tell you how to take prescription medicines at certain times, regular walks, and how you should look after your surgical incisions to reduce scarring. It is much more valuable to ensure that your body is properly healed, so please do not rush through the healing process.