How to get the best results from your Recovery after Surgery
Optimal wound healing after surgery takes a significant effort to ensure your body has all the support it needs. Here are some tips for a good recovery:
- Effective wound care
- Wearing support garments,
- Lots of rest and sleep
- Gentle exercise and movement
- Good nutrition and diet
- Prepare your recovery needs and support team before surgery
- Comfortable clothing with easy access
Things to Avoid During Recovery after Surgery
Some things can cause infection, a suboptimal scar or a poor aesthetic result. The main things to avoid are:
- Any form of smoking or vaping – nicotine hinders recovery
- Poor nutrition which can slow healing and recovery
- Excessive Straining or Stress which may over-stretch the wound and result in a poor quality scar
- Exercising too early – before you have fully healed
- Changing your bandages in Non-Sterile conditions which could invite infection
Read Dr Hunt’s Recovery Info for Your Specific Surgery
- Recovery after Tummy Tuck – Abdo Surgery
- Recovery after Breast Reduction Mammaplasty Surgery
- Recovery after Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
- Recovery after Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
- Recovery after Breast Lift Mastopexy Surgery
- Recovery after Liposuction
- Recovery after Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy) Surgery
- Recovery after Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)
Real Patient Results for Plastic Surgery
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
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- Your Surgeon Consultation Fee is $300
- You will need a Referral from your GP
- Phone the team or email to Book your consultation
Prepare for your Plastic Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information.
- Take lots of notes and read the documents provided.
- Dress in simple clothes as you may need to undress.
- Bring your GP Referral and your test results.
Considering Plastic Surgery?
Is the recovery painful after plastic surgery?
Depending on the procedures you want to get, the recovery period can be associated with a minor or moderate level of pain. Complex interventions such as post-pregnancy surgery, or a breast augmentation surgery entail a higher risk of discomfort compared to less invasive procedures such as an abdominal liposuction.
Whatever the case might be, it’s important to know that the Dr Hunt will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain and discomfort.
How long is usually the recovery period after plastic surgery?
The length of the recovery period is dependent on many factors, such as:
- the type of procedure you had
- your health condition before the intervention
- how committed you are to following the indications of the plastic surgeon
- your own healing pace
In plastic surgery there is no one-size-fits-all and this is valid for the recovery period too.
What are the Complications and Risks that can occur during recovery?
If you are interested in undergoing plastic surgery, you should know that there is no risk-free procedure. All surgical and non-surgical procedures are associated with certain potential complications that could occur during the recovery period.
Some of the most common side effects and complications of many procedures are swelling and bruising.
Further Reading & Medical Sources about Recovery after Surgery
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