Following any cosmetic surgery procedure, there will be a period of recovery when you will be unable to go about your normal daily routine. The length of recovery will depend on the procedure performed and of course your own unique healing ability. You are likely to spend much of this time in your own home, so getting it ready is one of the most important things you can do before your cosmetic surgery to optimize your success.
Home Recovery Tips
For every kind of procedure, there is an expected recovery time that is based on past patient outcomes. Some procedures, like liposuction, will have specific practices that should be followed to optimize healing time and outcomes, but for any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are also things you can do around your home to prepare for your recovery time. Here are some things to consider:
- Make yourself comfortable – One of the most important ways to make your environment comfortable is to make sure it is clean and organized. Your physical health during recovery depends on a clean environment, and getting things organized can do so much to keep your stress levels low.
- Arrange for company – Especially for the first 24 hours, you will need to make sure to have a support person who can help you with the things you are unable to do, and to keep you company.
- Prepare meals – Cooking ahead and freezing meals is a great way to alleviate stress when you just don’t feel up to preparing a meal.
- Stay entertained – Stock up on movies, books and music to help make your own home the place to be. Board games or card games can be great fun when your company is around.
To find out more about expectations for recovery for your particular procedure, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 to schedule a consultation with experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman in New York City.