Can you speed up your recovery after plastic surgery?

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It is very normal for patients to have doubts about the things they should take into account in order to shorten the recovery time after surgery. Especially because they desire to return as soon as possible to their normal activities, such as going to work or resuming their gym routine.

However, it is usually very difficult to get an accurate recovery time, since it is a process that depends a lot on the kind of procedure, in addition to some other factors that can make this process faster or slower, depending on the circumstance, there are still some things that can help the patient recover sooner.

Tips to follow after plastic surgery

As we said before, the recovery process may take a different amount of time for each patient. However, there are simple things that patients can try to strengthen their body day by day in order to recover faster.

Follow your doctor’s instructions

It may sound very obvious, but the truth is that not all patients follow the plastic surgeon’s instructions, making their recovery more difficult. The doctor will indicate which medications patients can take after surgery, as well as the supplements, the food they can eat and the movements they can do.

It is also important to talk to the surgeon if you are taking medications or following a diet outside of your instructions. This could be counterproductive for a favorable recovery.

Be active

It is true that after a plastic surgery Tijuana the patient must rest for a few days, but this does not mean that the whole recovery process must be in bed. Getting up and moving around can be of great help, since you will have a better circulation, reducing swelling and improving recovery.

It is only necessary to remember keeping harmony and taking things calmly, since it is not advisable to exaggerate with the movement. The most advisable is to consult with the plastic surgeon what things you can do and after what time.

Having support

Usually, after plastic surgery, patients need the support of a family member or friend. That is because they cannot perform some activities on their own, such as bathing, cleaning the house, taking care of the children, taking care of the pets or any other task.

Having someone who can do the housework, in addition to lightening the load, will be of great help to accompany you in the postoperative period.

Do not smoke

You have probably already heard that smoking can be counterproductive at the time of surgery, that is why it is usually requested that the patient stops smoking. In some cases, it is advisable to stop smoking at least a few weeks before the procedure is performed; however, it is not recommended to resume smoking after the surgery.

Waiting until after the surgery to resume smoking is a bad idea, since smoking can inhibit the body’s ability to recover. In other words, it will take much longer and be much more complicated for patients to recover if they are smoking, and complications may even occur.

Eat healthy

It is true that this may seem obvious and may sound very simple, but food and natural water can play a very important role. During the recovery process it will be of great help to keep a healthy and balanced diet, in addition to maintaining good hydration, as it optimizes the body’s recovery.

On the other hand, the consumption of processed foods, sugary drinks or foods containing a large amount of salt and sugar is not recommended. The main reason for this is that they can negatively influence the body’s recovery process, affecting its proper functioning.

In case you like caffeine or alcoholic beverages, you should know that you will also have to avoid them to avoid complications.

Keep your appointments

It can be said that follow-up visits with the plastic surgeon are mandatory if you want to verify that everything is fine. It is in these reviews that the plastic surgeon or someone from his team, verifies that there is no abnormality in the treated area and that it is healing properly.

During these appointments, in addition to preventing complications, patients have the opportunity to clarify any doubts they may have with the surgeon. They can discuss important things about recovery and how long to wait before resuming exercise or other activities that may be tiring.

Don’t hesitate to ask

All questions are important as well as the concerns that a patient may develop, that is why you do not need to wait for your appointment to talk. You can consult your plastic surgeon at any time and solve all your doubts and concerns about plastic surgery.

Also, in case you feel any discomfort or pain out of the ordinary, do not hesitate to talk to your plastic surgeon. Being a specialized person, the plastic surgeon will be able to give you all the support you need to make your recovery faster and more effective.

At Renueva Plastic Surgery Center we have as one of our main beliefs that we must satisfy the external and internal needs of our patients, in order to achieve the total wellbeing of these people, that’s why at Renueva we have health professionals ready to support you.

We are not only a clinic specialized in plastic surgery, at Renueva we are one of the best clinics in Tijuana thanks to our staff. Our team of experts provides the patient with exceptional attention, so they feel confident to put themselves in our hands to attend to their desires.

We also have the support of Dr. Robles, who is one of the best surgeons in Baja California, recognized for his commitment, quality and dedication.

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