3 Important Rules to Follow After Plastic Surgery

by | Sep 4, 2014

3 Important Rules to Follow After Plastic SurgeryEach surgery that Dr. Richard Brown performs has its own set of rules for postoperative care. However, there are 3 important rules to follow after plastic surgery that apply to each and every type of procedure Dr. Brown performs as a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale and Sun City. From breast augmentations to tummy tucks and everything in between, these 3 rules will help you in your recovery.

3 Important Rules to Follow After Plastic Surgery

Have an adult with you for 24 hours following your procedure.

This is an extremely important safety measure that must be followed. For 24 hours following your release from the surgery center, an adult will need to stay with you to ensure your safety, so that you don’t accidentally fall, lose track of time and over-medicate.

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Rest and allow your body to recuperate from the anesthesia.

Though you will begin to feel better and more alert in the hours following surgery, anesthesia can take a full 72 hours to completely wear off. This is why rest and relaxation is an important part of the healing process. Overexerting yourself can be dangerous when the effects of anesthesia are still at work. Allow the adult staying with you to help you during your recovery as you listen to your body and give it the rest it needs to recover.

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Drink plenty of fluids.

The more water you drink, the faster the medications used during surgery will be flushed from your system. Staying hydrated will also help in the healing process as your body recovers from your plastic surgery procedure.

If you keep in mind these 3 important rules to follow after plastic surgery, your healing process will begin quickly and you’ll be back to your active self in no time. Dr. Brown will give you postoperative instructions to take home with you following your procedure that will have rules to follow after plastic surgery that are specific to your procedure.

For further questions about Dr. Brown and his plastic surgery in Scottsdale and Sun City, call ​480-568-3804.