Recovery from plastic surgery varies from one patient to another. Here at our plastic surgery practice, we understand that recovery after your Worcester plastic surgery of choice is more than just its physical aspect. Although recovery may also vary based on the procedure you have, the following tips could help you have a quick, healthy, and comfortable recovery post-procedure!
1. Plan for it as if you’re going on a vacation. First, ensure that you have someone to drive you home after your surgery. You may need assistance as a result of dizziness from anesthesia. Second, if you live alone, have someone to accompany you for the first few days following surgery. While you may be able to do things on your own, having someone to assist you while you gradually resume to your normal routine will help quicken the healing process and give you peace of mind.
2. Keep your expectations in check. Keep it real. Your face, for example, will be swollen and may be filled with bruises right after your face lift procedure. You will not look have J.Lo’s butt immediately after your butt lift. It takes time for the treated area to heal and results will gradually appear.
3. If the surgery of your choice involves swelling, you may have to apply cold compress for a certain amount of time. Thus, keep those ice packs handy and purchase them before your scheduled surgery.
4. Purchase medications and medical supplies that you may need after surgery before your scheduled operation. This will make your recovery smoother and hassle-free.
5. If you have surgery in your face, head, or neck, it is very important that you keep the area elevated for a few days following surgery to reduce swelling.
6. Stay out of the sun as much as possible. Sun exposure can actually slow down healing.
7. Strictly follow your surgeon’s instructions — from when’s the best time to resume exercise to dietary specifications to when you should visit again the surgical clinic for follow-up checkup.
8. Have the following post-surgical aids handy:
– compression garments
– irrigation bottles
– disposable washcloths
– relaxation aids such as books, music, calming teas
– camouflage makeup
Recovering From Your Worcester Plastic Surgery
A consultation with any of our highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeons will help you learn more about recovering well from plastic surgery. Get in touch with us by contacting Julie Gilson, our very accommodating patient coordinator, at 508-334-5990 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!