No matter what surgical procedure you are undergoing, the body will need a period of recovery. This helps to decrease the risks as well as improve results.
Did you know there are ways to improve your surgical recovery? Here, you’ll discover some top tips you can follow as you recover.
Follow your surgeon’s advice
The most important tip is to follow your plastic surgeon’s advice. After the procedure, Mr Nigel Horlock will provide you with comprehensive aftercare information. This is tailored to your needs and includes everything you need to do for best results.
Avoid looking online for tips or making your own recovery rules up as you go. There is a reason you were provided with aftercare advice by your surgeon. Not only are they there to help you get the best results, but they are also there to protect your health.
While you’ll want to avoid getting straight back to your daily activities, it is important to keep moving. Frequently walking around at a steady pace will ensure blood clots don’t develop. It will also prevent the body from stiffening up, guaranteeing a faster recovery.
Again, ensure you follow Mr Horlock’s advice relating to how often you should move around after the procedure.
Avoid strenuous activities
It’s really important to avoid strenuous activities during recovery. You will have been told when you can expect to return to your normal routine. So, until then, make sure you don’t overdo it.
Vigorous exercise can raise the heart rate and blood pressure and, in the immediate post-operation period, this can cause increased swelling, bruising and fluid collection which can lead to infection. This can also impact how well your incisions heal and leave you with poor wound healing.
Prepare in advance
It’s a good idea to prepare for your recovery in advance. For example, can clean the house ahead of the surgery so that you don’t need to worry about cleaning afterwards. You can also ask friends and family to help for a few days after the surgery. It is recommended you have somebody there to take you home and monitor you for at least 24 hours.
If you have pets and/or children, you’ll also want to make preparations to have someone look after them for the first couple of days. Have meals prepped so you can still enjoy healthy and wholesome cooked meals after the procedure.
These are some of the best tips you can follow for a speedy surgical recovery. Remember, the more time you give your body to heal, the faster you’ll recover.