When you have any type of cosmetic surgery there will be a recovery period. Sometimes that recovery period means that you have to limit your activity, while other times it may simply mean that you need some time for bruising and redness to abate so that you can be presentable in public. Regardless of the type of surgery you have or the expected recovery time, there are a few things that you can do to speed up your recovery.
Take Medication as Directed
Don’t try to be a hero. You are prescribed pain medications because any surgery is going to cause a certain amount of pain. If you are in severe pain, it can raise your blood pressure and heart rate. It can also slow the healing process. Take your pain meds, even if you think you are feeling better, as directed until they are gone.
Don’t Be Too Sedentary
If you are limited in your activity during your recovery period, you will want to be careful about becoming too sedentary. It can be tempting to lounge around when you can’t do the things that you normally do, but sitting around too much can actually slow the healing process, as well as worsen your overall health and potentially cause weight gain.
Don’t Overdo It
On the other hand, you don’t want to be too active before it is time. Make sure that you follow the recovery schedule laid out for you by your plastic surgeon, including when you can resume different activities. If you are usually a very active person, you should talk to your surgeon before your surgery about how you should ease back into your routines.
If you are concerned about your recovery period for plastic surgery, we can address your concerns and answer your questions during a consultation. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment.