The first thing that your doctor is likely to tell you is that after your cosmetic surgery, your skin will require extra care. Your doctor will also provide some specific guidelines for post surgical care, which you should make sure to follow. There are some basic things that everyone should do, however, for a safe and quick recovery.
Bruising and swelling are part of the recovery process, so dont worry if it seems like you look worse than you did before. Remember, the results can take anywhere from two days to several weeks to become apparent, depending on the type of surgical procedure that you have. If you are ever worried about any swelling, pain, etc, however, make sure that you see your doctor as soon as possible.
The best way to relieve swelling is with ice packs, so ask your doctor how frequently and for how long you should use them. You should also plan to take some time off from work, depending on the type of surgical procedure that you have, and should consider arranging for care for the first 48-72 hours after surgery. Make sure to keep the surgical area properly elevated, drink plenty of water, and avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
Aesthetic aids are specially designed accessories and garments for post-cosmetic surgery recovery. In addition to concealing bulges, bruising, etc, these accessories also reduce the risk of swelling and blood clots. Ask your doctor which aesthetic aids are right for you.
Remember to always follow your doctors recommendations, and report any problems or concerns promptly. The cosmetic surgery recovery process can seem like a lengthy one, but is a crucial step in achieving the results that you want. The success of your surgery ultimately depends on you.