Making the decision to get plastic surgery is a big one, especially when you consider all the planning and preparation that goes into it. The healing phase is one of the major sources of anxiety for many of our patients. Even with technological advancements that enable surgeons to execute minimally invasive operations, the operation’s overall success depends on the aftercare phase.
When faced with tasks like changing bandages, cleaning surgical drains, managing bruises, etc., some patients experience a mild sense of overwhelm. However, with the proper planning and preparation, post-operative care can be straightforward, nearly painless, and manageable. It’s reasonable to worry about how plastic surgery will go and how you’ll appear before the procedure as well as how you’ll feel when you wake up and spend your first night at home away from the surgeon.
For a full recovery, postoperative care is crucial. It’s also crucial to keep in mind that skimping on postoperative care may result in problems or less than ideal outcomes. Nothing, in our opinion, improves post-operative care more than acknowledging these three fundamental principles:
1. Your operation includes active post-operative care. Your postoperative care, like post-op massage, may have an impact on how your operation turns out. Consider the assistance you’ll require, the time you’ll need to take off, and any particular directions you’ll have to adhere to.
2. A successful patient is one who is well-informed. We advise people to do their own research and ask their surgeon any queries they may have. We advise discussing a variety of subjects, including post-operative follow-up appointments, wound care, pain management, and sleeping arrangements.
3. Always follow your surgeon’s directions to get the best outcome. No matter if your sister or a friend underwent the same treatment, always heed your doctor’s instructions. Never self-medicate or skip a postoperative appointment. Put your trust in your doctor’s expertise; they’ll be more than delighted to assist.
Plastic surgeons agree that adding a series of lymphatic massages to a patient’s post-op care routines can benefit their recovery. The massage technique helps to reduce swelling and improve aesthetic results by decreasing congestion of the tissue.
BENEFITS OF GETTING POST OP MASSAGE
The lymphatic system is the objective of a mixture of various massage techniques used during Post-Operative Therapy. Through the removal of lymphatic fluid, bruising, and swelling, these treatments improve blood flow and hasten healing. Both trash and fluids are processed by the lymphatic system. These fluids may solidify after surgery, which is frequently uncomfortable. By easing pain and enhancing circulation, massage aids in preventing the hardening of fluids.
- Decreased Inflammation – Massage for lymphatic drainage imitates the lymphatic system’s pulse and flow. It aids in the movement of sluggish fluids out of interstitial bodily tissue and into lymphatic capillaries, lowering edema and boosting the immune system simultaneously.
- Reduces Pain – People having plastic surgery may experience anxiety due to the anticipated pain after the treatment. Most of the time, the doctor will recommend painkillers for the days just after the treatment. Massage has been demonstrated to block the pain receptor signals that reach the brain when it is begun a few weeks after surgery.
- Quicker Time for Healing – By assisting in the removal of toxins that accumulate after plastic surgery and enhancing blood flow to the area, which supplies nutrients to the skin and its deeper layers of tissue, massage helps to hasten the healing process overall. Massage can assist the damaged area regain nutrients and flexibility by promoting a healthy blood flow. Additionally, massage therapy strengthens the immune system, which speeds up recovery in general.
- Minimizes Scarring – The body’s natural healing process includes defending a damaged area from future damage. This leads to an increase in collagen formation, which, if overproduced, can cause hypertrophic or keloid scars that are quite noticeable. This accumulation of tough fibrous tissue can be reduced and softened by massage therapy applied locally to newly healed scar tissue. Touch treatments’ warmth will cause collagen to soften. These developments will reduce downtime and hasten patients’ return to work and daily activities while making them feel and look even better than before.
According to the NHS (National Health Service), research has shown that the sooner a person is walking, eating, and drinking following their surgery, the shorter their recovery time will be. To enhance your recovery in those critical few days and weeks, it’s essential to be in an environment that allows your mind and body to relax, rehabilitate and recuperate like Recovery Houses.
Most people underestimate how they are going to feel after they have had surgery, especially after a plastic surgery. Since plastic surgery is elective surgery, there is a mindset that it is not as serious as a medically required operation, but this is not the case. The truth is that all types of surgery, and most definitely plastic surgery can be both physically and emotionally draining.
There are huge benefits of staying in a recovery house post-surgery, some of which you might not yet have considered. If you are unsure of what to do or where to stay following your body enhancement procedure, we hope that you’d give Recovery Houses a try.
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