Plastic surgery is no walk in the park. In fact while some may be an out-patient procedure that allows the patient to come home the night of the surgery, most operation require the patient to be under general anesthesia.
The shortest recovery process, depending on the procedure can be as short as seven to 10 days, and the longest can last up to six weeks. Much of the success of a plastic surgery also relies on what happens during the recovery period, which is mostly controlled by the patient.
The website Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery came up with nine tips to help patients to healthily recover from their plastic surgery operation. The tips mentioned arranging for help, and closely following the surgeon’s home care instructions.
“Arrange for care for the initial 48 to 72 hours after surgery. Even though you may believe you can resume your normal routines, having someone there to assist you will bring peace of mind and allow the healing process to occur normally and with less disruption. Rehydrate your body often. Surgery of any kind can reduce fluids in your body. Drinking water frequently will help replenish these lost body fluids. Also, eat lightly for the first few days and only food that is easy to swallow and digest.”
Read the rest of the tips here.
Facelift Recovery Tips
HealthGuidance.com also came up with a comprehensive guide to help face lift surgery patients easily recover from their surgical procedure. In the write up they mentioned about what to expect post-surgery and how to deal with these. They also mentioned that one may need about two weeks of rest prior to returning to normal routine like going back to work.
“When sleeping, try to elevate your head further than normal. This will help to drain fluids and reduce swelling more quickly so you look more normal. To achieve that use lots of pillows and this will also help cushion your face should you roll over in the night. Get plenty of rest, avoid drinking and smoking and eat a balanced and nutritious diet – all this will help you to heal as quickly and as well as possible. Do not comb your hair – you will have incisions along the hair line and doing so can tug on them. You should ask your doctor about washing your hair, but it might be easiest to use some dry shampoo.”
Check out the continuation of their advice here.
Skincare Following the Surgical Procedure
Webmd.com meanwhile came up with their share of tips on skin care tips following a plastic surgery procedure. In their published post they focused on sharing information that will help patients maintain the results of their surgical procedure.
“Let your wounds heal. No matter how tempted you are to pick at your peeling skin or scabs after cosmetic surgery in an effort to speed your recovery — don’t. You could increase your likelihood of infection or scarring. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Whether you’ve had a minor procedure or an all-out surgery, drinking six to eight glasses of water a day will help rejuvenate your skin from the inside out and flush any toxins from your system.”
The original post can be found here.
Recovering from plastic surgery will help ensure the best outcome of the surgical procedure.
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