A Successful Recovery is Key to Your Cosmetic Surgery
How you choose to care for yourself following cosmetic surgery can have a major impact on the overall success of your procedure. Dr. Benien works with each of his patients on an individual basis to create a customized post-operation recovery plan. From medication to follow up appointments—it is important that you listen and follow you’re his advice to a “t”.
Listen to Your BodyWhile recovery and downtime differs for each breast, body, and facial cosmetic procedure, it is recommended for a reason. Your body needs time to heal. Ignoring what your body is feeling can lead to further complications. Patients who try to be stoic and get back to their normal routine put their results at risk. For example, one may experience a spike in blood pressure and increase the chance of bruising and additional bleeding.
Stick to Healthy HabitsMake sure you are able to keep healthy throughout your recovery. Remember, a balanced diet promotes healing—your body needs nutrients as it is heals and repair itself. Dr. Benien recommends that prior to your surgery, you stock healthy, nutrient-rich snacks as well as prepare a few easily accessible meals. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water as staying hydrated is key to a successful recovery.
Don’t SmokeSmoking and surgery do not mix! It is important to disclose that you smoke during your consultation with Dr. Benien. Smoking compromises the body’s ability to properly heal itself, delaying your recovery and healing time. Together, the two of you can come up with a plan that will help keep you safe.
Dr. Benien Will Guide You Through Your RecoveryThe success of your surgery is dependent on your ability to relax and let your body fully heal. Remember, don’t over-extend yourself too soon—you will have plenty of time to enjoy your new look!
Together with Dr. Benien, our Oklahoma City team is always here for our patients! If you do experience any complications, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at the Cosmetic Surgery Center.