Post-Op Tips for Cosmetic Facial Surgery

by on August 21, 2017 | Posted in blog

Cosmetic facial surgery is a delicate process. As experts in facial aesthetics in Wilmslow, we provide our patients with the ultimate in cosmetic facial surgery. We also know that post-surgery is often the most trying time for our patients. Bruising, swelling and scarring can be frightening, especially if you don’t know how to take care of your skin after surgery.

You can avoid some of the more negative symptoms post-ops if you take proper care of yourself. Here are a few simple ways you can do this.


Nurture Your Skin After Surgery

Your skin is directly affected by your surgery. When we offer our facial aesthetics in Stockport, we pride ourselves in showing our patients how to nurture their skin. In fact, we recognise how important it is to take care of your skin to optimise your results. If your skin tends to be on the redder side normally, for example, you’ll want to use mild, hypoallergenic products and fragrance-free moisturisers to nourish your skin during the healing period.


Follow Your Doctor’s Orders

Our facial aesthetics in Hale are designed to help patients get the most from their surgery. That’s why we send our patients home with a list of instructions. Each step we outline gets our patients one step closer to the look they crave.

After your surgery, be sure to follow your doctor’s orders, take medications on time and according to your prescription, and avoid medications you’ve been advised to stay away from. Your doctor will also take the time to give you a list of instructions on how to handle day-to-day care to guarantee you heal correctly.


Identify Your Caregiver Before Your Surgery

Many people fail to realise they’ll need both physical and mental support after they have surgery. In most cases, patients will be out 1-3 months depending on the type of surgery they’ve had. During the weeks immediately following their surgery, patients are severely dependent on other people to care for them. Instead of waiting until after the surgery or only planning to have someone drive you home, be sure to request help from a friend to care for you post-surgery.


Stay Hydrated

Hydration is crucial to the skin and body. In fact, the human body is 65% water. After and before receiving facial aesthetics in Stockport, your routine should include hydration. Why? There are several reasons.

  • – Drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water each day before surgery cleanses and hydrates the body because your intake of fluid on the day of your surgery is reduced.
  • – It promotes healing. The body requires fluids to bring fresh blood cells to the surface of your skin. Drinking less water can be dangerous.
  • – To flush surgical medications from your body. The 72 hours following your surgery anesthesia will still be in your body (if it was used). Drinking plenty of water post-surgery helps flush that medication out of your body and get you back to feeling like yourself.

Stay hydrated before and after your surgery to heal your body from the inside out.


Don’t Smoke

When clients come to us looking for facial aesthetics in Hale one of the first things we ask is if they smoke. Smoking is not only dangerous to the body, it can also put you at risk during surgery. To heal more quickly, however, we highly recommend that you quit smoking at least a few months before and a few months after your surgery.

Smokers are much more likely to have to go on a ventilator post-surgery than nonsmokers. Not only that, but your body is also held back from healing properly if you smoke cigarettes. Try to stop smoking now if you’re considering cosmetic surgery of any kind.


Use a Massage

You might not think it, but massage is incredibly helpful. Massage doesn’t just relax you, it’s also proven to increase blood flow to an area of the body where the surgery took place. This, in turn, prevents scar tissue build up around the incision. Once your stitches are removed, begin massaging the area with a natural moisturising cream.

Another way massage helps is by draining the lymphatic system. Swelling is caused by inactivity of the fluid around the area affected. Lymphatic drainage massage (LDM) moves fluid away from the lymph system in a healthy way. This also stimulates the immune system. Consider scheduling a massage after your surgery if you want to heal more quickly.

Surgery can be frightening, but if you arm yourself with these key tips you can enjoy all the benefits of your facial aesthetics in Wilmslow. For more post-op tips, please reach out to our team today.




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