After a plastic surgery the patients are expected to follow the guidelines as notified by their medical professionals very closely in order to stimulate recovery at the soonest. Sometimes the patients make the mistake of obsessing over the results and ignore the care they are supposed to take during the healing process. There are many drawbacks of doing this and it remains one of the major reasons of post plastic surgery complications which include but are not limited to;
- Incisions reopening
- Swelling etc.
The patients who are to undergo plastic surgery of any sort should start planning ahead. This includes planning for the healing phase as well. They should make arrangements for eating the right food type. In some of the scenarios they can even cook it ahead as well. In fact eating right should begin even before the plastic surgery is opted for.
The patients who are very careful and want to look their best in no time spend months in taking care of their bodies before the plastic surgery procedure so that their bodies are in optimum condition to bounce back to its functionality at the soonest. If the patients are taking any medication prior to the procedure they should consult their medical professionals about continuing the use of the same. It is important to have this discussion as some of the medications and supplements cause excess bleeding or other complications during the procedure.
The patients should make sure to have a one to one meeting with their surgeon or the medial healthcare professional to get guidelines about how to behave, expect and respond during the recovery phase. They should clarify any question that comes to their mind and be very comfortable prior to the procedure. This helps make a patient accept the bruising and swelling etc. without stressing about it.
It is recommended that the patients ask their friends or a family member to assist them or accompany them during the first forty eight hours of the surgery. These individuals are a great help when patient requires moving around or taking the medication on time.It is important for the patients to keep their bodies hydrated and consume the right nutrients that will replenish their energy. Most of the individuals start feeling depressed due to bruising, swelling and the recovery phase which to them seems to take a longer time than expected. If any emotions of negativity arise it is important to communicate the same with the doctor so that the right action can be taken against the same.