The recovery period is a massive part of getting the best results from a cosmetic surgery procedure.
And for those who lead busy and active lives – it can leave them climbing the walls.
However, failing to take the advice of your experienced and knowledgeable surgeon may cause you some issues – and possibly prolong the recovery time.
So the most important thing to remember is rest. Cut out any activities that will affect the area you’ve had a procedure on.
And listen to your body – it will tell you if you’re overdoing things!
A common side effect is swelling – it’s one of the first signs of the normal healing process.
Swelling tends to peak after a few of days, and you should be back to normal – depending on the surgery – after a couple of weeks.
In operations where an incision was made, it’s important to keep it clean.
The best way to do this is by soaking a clean, soft cloth or gauze in soapy water or a mixture of sterile water and salt.
Don’t bother using skin cleansers, alcohol or peroxide – they can damage the skin around the wound and delay the healing process.
Sleep is also important.
Not only is it enjoyable, but sleep provides space for your body to enter a state of repair and rejuvenation.
It’s a time when your body will undergo physiological changes and heals itself, so it is crucial that you prioritise your sleep after surgery help recovery.
There also more proactive ways to help with recovery.
These include creams and lotions that help the healing process, and specific garments that will reduce swelling and provide support and comfort.
But if you have any concerns post-procedure… get in touch with your surgeon!