Can fruit help you heal after a cosmetic surgery? How about meditation and mindfulness? You may be surprised to learn that both may help you shorten your recovery time, but don’t reach for the bananas and zafu mat just yet—there are some caveats. Continue reading to learn more about cosmetic surgery aftercare.
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Eat More Fruit To Decrease Swelling After Liposuction
Do some research on quercetin, which is found in apples and citrus fruits. It boasts anti-inflammatory properties and is a great source of anti-oxidants. Red onions and certain green vegetables also contain high levels of quercetin. Additionally, you may be able to get your fill using a dietary supplement, but make sure to follow the directions on the bottle and heed any warnings, because it can cause complications if not taken correctly.
Okay, you don’t actually need to meditate, but you should definitely be mindful of your activity level after any surgery. Don’t engage in any activities that elevate your blood pressure or heart rate for a few weeks and make sure to keep yourself calm, because prolonged stress can lengthen your recovery time.
It’s also important to be patient if your body is healing at a slower rate. Everyone’s body heals differently, and age, genetics and environment all play a role in the length of the healing process.
Use The R.I.C.E. System
R.I.C.E. stands for “rest, ice, compression and elevation.” We’ve already covered the importance of rest. Short periods of icing and compression can dramatically reduce your recovery period, but you must tailor these tools to your specific procedure. Make sure to ask your surgeon when you can begin icing and whether or not you can compress the site. Furthermore, if your surgery targeted your extremities, then elevating the site can aid the healing process.
WebMD recommends that patients make hydration a priority after they’ve undergone a cosmetic procedure. You should aim for at least six glasses of water during the days after your procedure. This will help your body flush out any waste or toxins from around the wound site, making for a better and cleaner healing.
Be wary of dehydration which affects your body’s balance of electrolytes and impairs the cellular function required for the healing process.
If you have questions about cosmetic surgery, come get answers from an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Craig Jonov, from The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is at the forefront of his field, and he teaches other surgeons how to properly complete procedures, so you can be sure he knows exactly what he’s doing. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call
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