Facts about recovering from plastic surgery…

October 6, 2020

Hello again to all my readers!  Today I am going to give you some information about recovering from plastic surgery.

If you’ve ever considered getting plastic surgery, one major question you may have had is what your recovery process might be like. Will it be painful? Will you be left with a scar? And just how long will it take for your body to heal? Of course, there are a many questions going through your mind, and since we know that nowadays the perception of plastic surgery is shifting – and demand for procedures in spite of Covid-19 continues to be high; here are some answers I have for you.

So that you know a little bit about me, I am Adriana Soto with 12 years of experience in the medical tourism field and also helping people understand their medical procedures and know what to expect and most of all help them recover from their plastic surgery procedures.

Whether you plan on having plastic surgery at some point in the future or you’re just curious, read ahead for more information on what you should know about the post-plastic-surgery healing process.

How Long Does It Take to Heal From Plastic Surgery?

The length of your healing process will depend on what kind of procedure you’re recovering from, but most plastic surgeons say that the natural process of healing takes approximately six to eight weeks for complete healing in a healthy patient.

Very often, people may feel fairly normal at the end of one month, but there is still underlying healing happening even if someone feels great.  It is very important to take things easy to avoid stressing the incisions or liposuction areas for the best results.

Definitely your lifestyle or any other issues you may personally have can also play a role in how long it takes you to heal.  Examples are: smokers, alcohol intake, diabetics, and people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 are more prone to wound healing problems, so in those cases, it may take a bit longer to heal post-operatively.

How Can I Make My Recovery Process Go as Smoothly as Possible?

It is super important to balance your nutrition, hydration, proper sleeping and a have a good diet after surgery.

Very often after surgery, many people may have decreased appetites or even nausea, but they need about two times the amount of calories as normal to heal properly. Pre-surgical preparation by optimizing nutrition, weight, working-out for the overall health as well as good blood circulation will help your body get in the best shape for healing.

Additionally, having optimal after-care to help out with taking care of you may also make things easier, as well as having dedicated post-op clothing and supplies available (you need to think about the right garments, topical ointments and surgical tape) in the event you feel any discomfort.

How Can I Make Sure My Post-Surgery Scars Heal Properly?

The best way to make sure your post-op scars heal properly is to keep them clean, which you can do with soap and water. With care, your scars will heal normally and fade significantly over time.

You must keep your incisions/scars out of direct sunlight as much as possible since the tissue can burn more easily.  As you heal, if your job demands the scars be exposed to direct sunlight, then use a sunblock containing zinc or titanium oxide for the best possible protection.

Most important of all follow the post-op recovery instructions from your plastic surgeon to assure a total success in your recovery and carry in life with much healthier habits to get to your goal.

Overall, try to work towards a healthy lifestyle to maintain a nice skin complexion, youthful look and a good body shape.

As always I hope this article is helpful to you all!  Here I leave some good links for you to check out:


MedicalGroupofCostaRica – Testimonials

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I hope this article is helpful to you all!

As always, my blogs are not intended to give medical advice.  Please be sure to see your doctor for advice and any exams needed for the procedures you want.

Picture of a woman relaxing after having plastic surgery in Costa Rica.
Picture of a woman relaxing after having plastic surgery in Costa Rica.

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