I've Had My Procedure, What Happens Next?
Now that you have undergone your cosmetic procedure, it is important that you take the right steps during your recovery period to ensure that you can heal properly. In fact, your recovery period will be one of the most important parts of your plastic surgery experience. You should heed your doctor’s instructions for recovery and keep in mind that focusing on your health and wellness means that you will have the results you want and will continue to look great moving forward.
1. Take it Easy During Recovery
No matter what type of cosmetic procedure you have had, it is advised that you forego any physical activity for at least 48 hours, even if the procedure was minimally invasive, like Botox. For procedures that are more involved, you may require an even longer period of inactivity if you are experiencing low levels of energy. You should take advantage of this time away from your busy schedule and invest in your well-being.
2. Take it Slow with Exercising
Exercise plays an important role in how well you are able to recover from a cosmetic procedure. It aids in improving blood circulation, which is necessary for fast healing. However, if you engage in exercise too soon, it can also increase your blood pressure and heart rate, increasing the likelihood of bleeding after your surgery. You should ease into a regular exercise regimen, starting slow and increasing the intensity as your energy returns. The amount of pain you experience should be a good indicator of whether you are doing too much too quickly.
3. Don't Smoke
Not only can smoking impair your overall health, but it can also compromise the results of your cosmetic procedure by affecting how well you are able to heal. The nicotine and carbon monoxide vaping can affect how well blood can flow to certain parts of your body. Smoking cigarettes or vaping after undergoing plastic surgery can cause the tissue at or near your incision sites to die from inadequate blood flow.
4. Eat a Clean, Healthy Diet
What you put into your body, especially after a cosmetic procedure, is just as important as how well you take care of the outside of your body. Eating the right foods during your recovery period can give your body the minerals and nutrients that are needed for reducing inflammation, swelling and scarring. In addition to consuming plenty of water every day, your post-procedure diet should include foods that have plenty protein, vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants.
At The Best U Now, we offer a variety of cosmetic procedures that can give you the look you want. Schedule your appointment today with our experienced 360 Wellness team to learn ways to stay healthy and beautiful.