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There are some people who do not realise that cosmetic surgery requires recovery time just like any other surgery. Complications can arise during the post-op phase, so it is very important that a person take the time to recover properly. Fortunately, resting, eating soft foods, drinking lots of liquids, having someone there at all times and following all of the doctor's instruction will make the recovery process go a-lot smoother.
One of the most important things that a person can do after cosmetic surgery is rest. Rest is what the body needs the most of because it is what expedites the healing process. A person also should avoid any and all vigorous activities and spend most of his or her time relaxing. A person should also make sure that he or she is getting at least 8 hours a sleep every night. Most people do not have an appetite for a few days following surgery so it is best to eat soft foods. Eating soft foods also allows a person to recover more quickly because it gives the digestive system a break. Oatmeal, rice, apple sauce, pudding and bananas are great foods to eat during that time.
It is also important that a person drink lots of fluids during the recovery process because it is very easy to become dehydrated. The best types of fluids to drink are water and juice. Sodas, tea and caffeine-containing beverages should be avoided. One should try to drink at least 64 fluid ounces a day of water and juice during recovery time. A person who is recovering from plastic surgery should also have someone there with him or her at all times. That person can help keep the recovering patient comfortable and bring him or her something when he or she needs it. He or she can also notify a physician if the patient has any adverse reactions.
Many people do not like to follow the doctor's instructions after surgery, but that is one of the most important things that he or she can do to speed up the recovery process. Doctors have had years of experience in dealing with patients who had cosmetic procedures, so they know exactly what must be done for them to heal properly. Following the doctor's instructions will not only allow the patient to recover faster, but it will also help prevent any post-op complications.
While plastic surgery is often done for vanity reasons, it is important to understand that it is still surgery. It will take days and for some procedures, weeks for the body to heal and return to its normal state. The good news is that there are quite a few things that a person can do to help speed up the recovery process. Those things are: resting, eating soft foods, drinking lots of water and juice, have someone there and following any other instructions that the doctor may give. Following those post-op procedure will allow a person to look and feel better a-lot faster.
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