For Facelifts, Nose Surgery/Rhinoplasty, Eyelid Surgery/Blepharoplasty and other areas of the face – apply ice as suggested by your surgeon. If your surgical area is bandaged, you can still apply ice as needed, do this every so often and make sure you ask your surgeon when you can stop icing the healing area.
Plan ahead – ask questions before the procedure and figure out how long the recovery period is. Make appropriate accommodations so your recovery period does not affect your work, family and activities following your procedure.
Do not panic – following surgery, the surgical area will be bruised and swollen. This is a normal part of plastic surgery, follow your surgeon’s instructions and the bruised and swollen area(s) will heal naturally. Your actual results will take time to show, so be patient and do not panic.
Following your surgeon’s instructions down to a tee – if you are prescribed medication or ointment, use it until your surgeon says otherwise. Ask your surgeon for daily hygiene instructions and when it is safe for you to return to your daily activities. Remember, you won’t know the answer until you ask.
Ask for help – following your surgery, the extra care will only expedite your recovery time and bring you piece of mind.
Drink fluids and eat easy to digest foods – rehydrating your body following surgery will help to restore lost fluids during surgery.
For Brow Lifts, Neck Lifts and other areas of the head/neck – it is important to keep the surgical area elevated following surgery. This will reduce swelling and bruising while increasing the recovery period without compromising your results. You should avoid exposure to sunlight and always use sun block and have proper UV protection.
For Tummy Tucks and Liposuction, avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory medication – taking other medications have the possibility to interfere with medications prescribed to you and increase any risks.
At Makemeheal, you can find recovery kits for breast augmentation, breast reduction, dermal injections, eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty, facelift, liposuction, male breast reduction/gynecomastia, nose surgery/rhinoplasty, and tummy tuck. Our recovery kits are made up of popular combinations of healing products to help accelerate healing while minimizing swelling, bruising and scarring, and alleviating pain and discomfort.