When you look online for photos of individuals who have had cosmetic surgery on their face, you usually see the before and after pictures. In the vast majority of cases, the after picture is a lot better than the before picture. However, what is interesting is that very rarely do you see the in between photographs, the photographs that show how the patient looked as they went through the recovery process.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, it is crucial that you talk to the plastic surgeon who is going to perform the procedure ahead of time. They will tell you about the pros and cons of the procedure and discuss the recovery process with you. The surest way for you to get the best results from your surgery is to follow the indications provided by the doctor.
Undoubtedly, one of the first questions our doctor will ask you is about your health. This is because the healthier you are before the surgery, the better the results will be. Non-smokers always have a better outcome than smokers. Also, patients who are at a healthy weight will have better results and will heal faster.
At times, patients get frustrated when a plastic surgeon turns them away because of health issues. But they should really be thankful. The plastic surgeon is thinking about their patient’s health. They want their patient to recover physically and emotionally from the surgery. Some patients have taken the doctor’s suggestions to heart. They lost weight and have improved their diet, and they have experienced amazing changes as a result.
In addition to preparing a patient for the surgery, our plastic surgeon can also provide you with some things that you can use after the surgery to improve the healing process. Arnica by VitaMedica® is one of the things that our plastic surgeon can provide you with. This product is designed to soften, moisturize and heal bruised skin. Many patients will use this in the days and weeks following a procedure.
One of the active ingredients in Arnica by VitaMedica® products is vitamin K. Vitamin K has been known to minimize the appearance of bruising. In addition to vitamin K, chamomile is included in the cream. Chamomile will soothe your face and make you feel refreshed as your face heals from the procedure.
After a procedure, you will need to have a caregiver. The caregiver should be thoroughly trained on what they need to do to help you as you go through the first days of your post-operative recovery process. The temptation is to rush the recovery. You may want to get up and get back to your life as soon as possible. But that is the worst thing that you can do.
If you want to get the best results from the surgery, follow what our doctor says. Use Arnica by VitaMedica® to speed up the recovery process. Doing this will improve the chances of you having post-surgical results you are happy with. To learn more about our incredible products, visit the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD in Guilford. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.