6 Weeks to GoWe want to make sure your body starts getting in shape about 6 weeks after your surgery. We'll start with the most important one: if you smoke, you must quit before your surgery. Smoking lowers blood flow, has an adverse effect on circulation, and hinders healing. We want you to heal quickly so you can show off your new gorgeous face!
This is a no-brainer: stay hydrated and eat well! Make sure you're getting your daily 8 glasses of water. Water provides numerous benefits for the human body. Staying hydrated aids in the prevention of infection, the nourishment of your cells, and the optimal working of your organs.
Not only can eating well encourage a healthy lifestyle and aid weight loss, but it can also ensure that your cells and organs receive the nutrition they require to heal more effectively. Making better food choices can also benefit your heart health, making you more prepared for surgery. Make sure you're getting plenty of protein in your diet. Protein is a fundamental component of repairing cells. Pro-tip: Become a pineapple aficionado! At each meal, try to incorporate it into your diet. Bromelain, found in pineapples, helps to reduce bruising and swelling.
2 Weeks to GoThis is the moment to call your family or friends and make arrangements for someone you know and trust to drive you to and from your facelift appointment. It would also be beneficial if somebody could stay with you for a few days to help you go to the restroom, care for your head wraps, prepare some meals, or simply be a source of comfort when you're in pain. Swelling, bruising, and soreness will occur where the incisions were made after a facelift. Having someone there when you need them, on the other hand, will help you rest and heal.
When it comes to staying at home, you should aim to stay as still as possible for a few days. So be sure you have everything you'll need so you won't have to go shopping. It's a delightful song, and it'll also assist to reduce your swelling and bruising, as well as your overall discomfort. Make sure your freezer is packed with plenty of ice packs.If you're on blood thinners, you'll want to talk to your doctor about quitting them.
2 Days Before To SurgeryStart taking Arnika right away to aid with any bleeding or edema. You'll take the tablets (or capsules) every day in the days leading up to the procedure and for the next 1-2 weeks afterward.
The Night before Your SurgeryWhile you're resting from your plastic surgery, this is the time to prepare your sleeping area. To keep yourself entertained, make sure you have access to a television. It would be advantageous if the bathroom was also nearby. It is recommended that you sleep virtually sitting up to reduce swelling. A recliner is ideal for maintaining this position, but stacking cushions would suffice.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions the night before surgery, so be sure you follow them to the letter. If you're considering a facelift and want to learn more about the procedure, call Longevity Aesthetics and Laser Spa and the professional and compassionate staff or contact them online to schedule a consultation.
**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.