5 Tips for a Safe Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, March 10, 2016 | 8:19 pm

One of the greatest factors in the success of a cosmetic procedure is the patient’s ability to recover fully afterward. The recovery time and level of discomfort varies greatly from procedure to procedure and patient to patient, but a few tips can make the recovery period more successful in nearly any situation.

1. Start Healthy – the best way to ensure a good outcome after your cosmetic surgery is to go into the procedure in the healthiest state possible. Do your blood tests and hormonal checks before proceeding with any surgeries.

2. Get Support – most doctors want patients to have assistance at home for 24-72 hours after a surgical procedure. If someone else is responsible for preparing your food and keeping you comfortable during the immediate recovery time you can focus on your recovery.

3. Follow Instructions – doctors provide patients with complete post-operative instructions after plastic surgery and these directions should be followed as closely as possible for best results. Instructions may include pain medication that can be taken as needed, the use of ice to control swelling and restrictions on your physical activity.

4. Protect Your Skin – it is very important to properly protect your skin from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Use a sunscreen that contains a minimum SPF of 15 and wear a hat whenever possible. Never leave your house without adequate protection and try to avoid sun exposure during the hottest periods of the day. Sun exposure can make scars more visible and hinder the healing process.

For more aftercare options visit Trinity Aftercare at http://trinityaftercare.com/.For more information call (626) 372-3325 or email info@trinityaftercare.com.

 

 

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