Plastic surgery is a great investment in yourself. You’ve already decided to improve your appearance and feel more comfortable in your skin, but now you have another challenge to overcome. Postoperative recovery is a fundamental stage in the process of achieving the result you so desire. We know that this period can be a great emotional and physical challenge, so in today’s article, we want to offer you some tips that will help you successfully navigate this path.
Follow your doctor’s instructions
The doctor’s instructions are essential for your recovery. Your doctor will give specific instructions about what you can and cannot do after surgery. Please follow these instructions carefully, as they are designed to ensure optimal recovery and minimize the risk of complications.
Get enough rest
Recovery from any plastic surgery procedure can be taxing on the body. Proper rest helps you recover faster. Make sure you get enough sleep in a comfortable and safe position. Also, try not to put yourself in stressful or anxiety-provoking situations, and avoid physical exertion at all costs.
Eat a healthy diet
After plastic surgery, it is important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet to achieve a fast and effective recovery. You must consume enough protein and nutrients and eliminate processed foods, sugar, and caffeine, which can negatively affect healing and delay your recovery.
Drink enough water
Water helps your body eliminate toxins, and improve digestion and blood circulation. It also keeps the skin hydrated, which contributes to healing.
Do not smoke or drink alcohol
Tobacco and alcohol are detrimental to postoperative recovery. Smoking can cause healing problems, infections, and serious complications. Alcohol weakens the immune system and affects healing. Therefore, stay away from tobacco and alcohol use during the recovery stage.
Take care of your skin
After plastic surgery, you must take care of the skin to prevent scarring and for the body to heal properly. Follow your doctor’s instructions on how to care for wounds and always maintain hygiene. Apply a mild moisturizer to the skin to prevent dryness and stimulate cell regeneration.
- Avoid sun exposure
Sun exposure can be harmful to your skin during the postoperative stage. Skin can be very sensitive and vulnerable after cosmetic surgery, so use sunscreen and avoid direct sun exposure.
Wear comfortable clothes
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not press or adhere to the operated areas. We recommend you visit our post-op shop, so you know all the options we have for you.