Cosmetic surgery instructions
Bandages , Bras and Binders after surgery
Walking after surgery
After any cosmetic plastic surgery it is very important to get up and walk. The very first night, you can be a bit lazy and get up only for the bathroom, but the day after plastic surgery you must walk around for a few minutes every few hours. This is important to allow blood to circulate in your legs and decrease the risk of blood clots developing and leading to embolization toward lungs—a bad thing. As soon as you feel better, go out for a walk. Movement will help decrease swelling and pain.
You will not be able to exercise for two weeks after cosmetic surgery. Exercise will increase blood pressure, which may lead to bleeding from the wound in the early post-operative period. When you do start exercise, begin slowly and carefully. Brisk and sudden movements will hurt and cause damage to your plastic surgical wound. Start with stretching exercises.
Swelling and surgery
Expect to have swelling in the area of surgery for months! Although swelling decreases rapidly after surgery, it still remains in the area for months. You may look great one day and be swollen the next! This is normal and will go away. There is no need to take water pills to diminish post-operative swelling, and in fact it may be dangerous to take medications for that purpose. Swelling causes pain, and efforts to decrease it will make you more comfy.
Elevation of the affected area is the best way to decrease swelling. For example, keep your head elevated if you have had facial cosmetic surgery. Ice the affected area to get pain relief and decrease swelling. Place ice in a bag or use frozen peas on the skin above and below your bandages. This will cool the blood going toward the surgery area and decrease swelling. Lymphatic drainage, a type of massage, has been proven to be effective after surgery to decrease swelling. You will need at least ten treatments to get a great result. Other types of massage can also be helpful. This would start only after your first post-operative visit.
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