POST SURGERY CARE / MAINTENANCE
- Taking Care of Yourself After Plastic Surgery
Every surgery needs certain post operative maintenance. Depending on your surgery your doctor will guide you best in this regard. Post surgery care is very important, life of the outcome of the surgery most of the time depends on how you take care of yourself. You need to take care of skin like a baby, so that the healing progresses the right way. Here are various tips for proper post-surgical care.
- Taking Care of Yourself After Plastic Surgery
Post surgery care is very important, life of the outcome of the surgery most of the time depends on how you take care of yourself. You need to take care of skin like a baby, so that the healing progresses the right way.
Baby your skin. “To optimize your results, you want to heal without any discoloration. If your skin is really red, you really want to baby it after surgery to prevent pigmentation,” Make sure you’re using mild, hypoallergenic products, like non-soap cleansers and fragrance-free moisturizers.
- Eat Right
Your body requires replacement tissue cells at the place of surgery. The tissue might be superficial or deep. Your body uses the nutrients you supply to produce these cells. This is why you need to eat right, and drink plenty of water. The building block of cells in your body is proteins. It is therefore vital that you eat healthy proteins as you recover.
Don’t forget vitamin C and Zinc, which are essential to wound healing. Additionally, eat green vegetables to speed up the process of healing.
As you adopt these new eating habits, you need to drop some of the eating habits as well. For instance, you need to put a stop to processed sugars and carbonated beverages.
Alcohol and nicotine can affect the coagulation of platelets at the site of the incision. Go slow on these, or avoid them entirely for a few weeks after the surgery.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
You need to keep your body hydrated by drinking at least six to eight glasses of water a day, which will help keep your screen hydrated, and it will also rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. For proper detoxification of your body also enough water intake is essential.
- Be in Good Physical Shape
Maintaining a good physical shape will speed up recovery as well. It does not mean that you have to lug around heavy dumbbells or do bench presses with heavy weights, a walk around the block for 30 minutes will do the trick. The aim is to keep your blood moving around your body.
- Get Enough Rest Daily
Your tissue cells need sufficient time to rejuvenate themselves. You rest when you nap or when you sleep. The recommended time for healthy sleep is 8 hours. Make sure you have enough sleep every night for your cells to grow. Tired cells cannot protect your body against invasion by pathogens. After surgery, your body cells are weak and vulnerable, but with enough rest, your immunity will improve.
- Line up a Caregiver and Child Care
You need to have a constant caregiver for at least 24 hours. The caregiver needs to understand the instructions of the surgeon and follow them to the latter. Apart from the medical instructions, you need to let the caregiver know what you need to be done around the house.
As you line up a caregiver, don’t forget to organize for child care for your kids. You can look for a relative, a friend or enlist the services of a professional outfit to take care of your children.
- Understand the Warning Signs
You need to know the warning signs of the surgical procedure and be on the lookout for them. For instance, if the skin around your wound starts swelling or if the pain increases, you need to call the surgeon immediately.
To prevent a problem from catching you unaware, you need to go for follow-ups as directed by the surgeon. This is because during these sessions the doctor will check the progress of the procedure and suggest changes early enough.
Additionally, you need to take your medications as prescribed by the doctor. Do not adopt a higher dose or a lower dose due to your judgment.
- Take Care of the Wound
Try not to make the wound wet for at least two days. You also need to ensure that the surgical incisions are protected from excessive motion, abrasion, or force.
- Be extra cautious about sun protection.
“It’s best to avoid the direct sun for few days after after having a procedure,” says DR.Salil Patil Dhanwantari’s Chrysalis Clinic. You need to opt for good sunscreen which will block alpha and beta rays. Choose Higher SPF sunscreens SPF 45 or 50 is sufficient.
In problem situations, we expect you to call to the clinic even after office hour, Please do not hesitate to call us or present yourself to the emergency section of the clinic for evaluation.
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