The Worst Recovery Mistakes to make after Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is designed to improve both the physical appearance and self-esteem of a candidate. Most outcomes are very successful and pleasing, but plastic surgery is an invasive technique, so recovery times and post-surgical orders are vital to its success.
Here are a few post-surgery malpractices inflicted by patients upon themselves.

Assuming liposuction is a weight-loss tool.
Liposuction is a traumatic event, a controlled injury. Inflammation is an increase in blood flow to the injured area. This benefits circulation and ultimate healing, but too much inflammation will cut off proper circulation and impede the healing process. It is important to realize that some dietary practices, such as consuming fast foods, promote inflammation and weight gain, while others, such as the discipline of a moderated Mediterranean diet, do not.
Swelling and bloating are side-effects of a diet featuring denatured flour, sugars and fats. This sort of fare inhibits healing and soon re-inflates the area that liposuction sought to improve.

Continuing a smoking habit.
Cosmetic surgeons often insist a patient be smoke-free for a period of months before embarking upon a plastic surgery procedure. Smoking retards wound healing by impeding tissue oxygenation. White cells become sluggish and cannot respond to infectious agents quickly. Smoking is connected to increased wound infections for simple tooth extractions, and irrefutably to complex, invasive procedures like cosmetic surgery. Prolonged healing and sloughing of skin can occur with impeded circulation. Nicotine is a vaso-constrictor, so nicotine gum is not the answer after a surgical procedure.
Four weeks after stopping cigarettes, smokers and non-smokers have similar rates of wound healing.

Celebrating the new appearance with alcohol.
Sharing the surgery saga at happy hour is not what the doctor ordered. Alcohol, unlike nicotine, dilates blood vessels, causing bloating and dehydration. Rhinoplasty, in particular, could be affected negatively, and a new nose may be very susceptible to buzz-related bloating.
It seems alcoholic dehydration and bloating would be opposing events, but, the dehydration drives the body to store water. Dilated, swollen blood vessels are prone to bleeding.
Turning to alcohol to deaden pain may have worked in Western movies, but in fact, frequent imbibers report more pain and that pain medications don’t do the job. Booze can cause dangerous side effects to these medications.

Jumping right back into an exercise routine.
Rocking it with exercise after a cosmetic surgical procedure may seem the next step toward perfection, but it is not advised.
The body will feel a bit weak or fragile after surgery. Try exercise that does not involve running, jumping or lifting, like moderate walking or yoga. Jumping or lifting can put a strain on sutures. Intense cardio exercises will create blood flow, but this may result in excessive swelling, as any surgical procedure requires regrowth of damaged nerves and vessels.

Reducing the risk for cosmetic surgical procedures is simple, and can prolong your life and new appearance!

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