Plastic surgery is one of the busiest areas of medicine. It has been for many years and has remained so throughout the time of COVID. We do not expect this to change anytime soon. The various plastic surgery procedures that are available today offer significant benefits. The results of a successful procedure can be life-changing. Still, it is a journey to have plastic surgery; one that we want to maximize however possible. While the recovery process is largely within your realm of responsibility, we’d like to discuss some of the must-haves you will want to make the most of your experience.
Must-Have #1 – Help
It is not a secret that physical mobility may be limited for a short time after having plastic surgery. How long it takes to get back to normal depends on the procedure that is performed. While patients understand that they will have to rely on at least one person to help them with various tasks after surgery, the concept is much easier to understand intellectually than it is to live out in real life. If you address the potential difficulty you may have letting others take the reins for a few days before you have surgery, you’ll have an easier time focusing on your recovery afterward.
Must-Have #2 – Home Remedies
To maintain comfort after plastic surgery, patients rely on prescription pain medication. Why, then, would home remedies be necessary? Because prescription pain medication could cause an uncomfortable side effect, constipation. It can be difficult to avoid the constipating effects of prescription medication. However, this side effect can be managed. One way to do so is to take a daily fiber supplement, making sure to also drink plenty of water to keep the digestive and elimination systems working well. Another option to manage constipation is to take magnesium citrate daily for as long as you are taking prescription pain medication. Neither should cause the opposite effect of diarrhea. Each works naturally and has a mild effect on the body.
We are committed to satisfying patient experiences, from consultation through recovery. To schedule a plastic surgery consultation at our office in Spokane, WA, call 509-747-5773.