Are you considering having plastic surgery? You have a lot of different things you’ll want to think about when it comes to your surgery. Most people tend to stress over their plastic surgery procedure and the events leading up to surgery. But do you have a plan for after your procedure? Cincinnati Plastic Surgery has developed the ultimate plastic surgery healing guide, which is designed to cover post-op recovery and tips to make your recovery time go by faster.
Facial Surgery Recovery
Recovery from a facial surgery happens in two phases. The first phase is a reduction in swelling, which takes about five to seven days. The second phase is 10 to 14 days for bruising to fade. After about a week, you’ll have a follow up appointment to remove any sutures. This reduces the likelihood of developing noticeable railroad scars following surgery. After about three weeks, you can start to return to normal activity, though you’ll want to ease into it.
Breast Surgery Recovery
Many of the breast surgeries we perform don’t require a lengthy recovery period. Full recovery may take six to eight weeks, but you can ease into normal activity after a week of recovery. You’ll want to maintain all post-surgery appointments you made before your surgery. That way, your stitches will be removed on time to prevent additional scarring and reduce the risk for complications following surgery.
Body Surgery Recovery
Body surgery recovery depends on the type of procedure you had. For instance, body lifts have a longer recovery time because of the amount of skin and fat removed from your body. Whereas a BBL has a specific timeline for recovery to make sure the volume added to the buttocks region works. Remember, it’s important to always follow the post-op instructions to have an optimal recovery from surgery. We’ll discuss the recovery period when you come in for your surgical consultation.
Ways to Occupy Your Time During Recovery
During your recovery, you’re going to have a lot of time on your hands. Post-surgery recovery gives you the chance to relax. So, ultimately, you’ll want to do things that help you relax while you’re recovery. For different people, that could mean different things. You could relax by binge watching your favorite show or finding a new show to watch. Or, you could read a book that you’ve wanted to read but haven’t had the chance. It could even be something completely different. Whatever you choose, make sure you take it easy and wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move around in. Taking the recovery time to relax will help you in the long run.
Our ultimate plastic surgery guide covers broad healing recommendations. If you’re looking for more detailed recovery recommendations, you’ll want to look at the specific procedure you’re considering. Following proper recovery instructions cuts down on the risk of complications after surgery. If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure, turn to the surgeon other surgeons go to. Contact Cincinnati Plastic Surgery to schedule your free consultation today.