Care during the first days of recovery is vital to the success of any procedure. Comply with the recommendations of the specialist after Plastic Surgery, reduces risks and achieve better results.
The following are some recommendations to keep in mind during the first weeks of recovery. These observations are generalities and may vary depending on the type of surgery, the preferences of the treating physician, and the conditions of each patient.
The first 24 hours
These hours are the most uncomfortable and require the most care. It is essential to comply with the schedules of taking the prescribed medications. Not doing it in strict order can cause dizziness, fainting, and increased pain.
The cold is an alternative to control pain since, during the first days, it has an anti-inflammatory effect. Cold packs can be used in the surgery area with the doctor’s authorization.
Efforts such as sneezing or pushing can cause bleeding and, for this reason, should be controlled. Rest too many increases the risk of lung and vascular problems. This explains why gentle ambulation should be started with the help of another person from the first days.
A very hot space can lower blood pressure. For this reason, it is recommended to open the windows and doors of the bathroom so that the temperature in that space is not high and avoid fainting. Changes in position should be slow and progressive to avoid fainting, falls, and complications.
The first days
During the first days, the recommendations are focused on reducing the risk of complications and managing inflammation and pain. Physical activity should be moderate, and depending on the type of surgery, some activities should be avoided, such as driving or lifting heavy objects after a Breast Prosthesis Augmentation.
The First Weeks After Plastic Surgery
Treatments in the first weeks are intended to accelerate recovery to achieve results as soon as possible and to resume daily activities. In this period of time, physical activity should be gradually increased until reaching normal after the third or fourth week. It is important to hydrate the skin and start caring for wounds and scars.
For proper healing and rapid healing, the body requires all the nutrients. Do diets can cause complications, increase inflammation and slow recovery. You should have a balanced diet and frequently eat, avoiding prolonged fasts.