Each procedure requires specific post-operative care and I’ll provide you with all the information pertinent to your procedure/s during your consultations.However, there are some general tips you can follow that can help you get through the early post-op days as comfortably as possible, such as:

  • Don’t expect to look fantastic right away – Anticipating some bruising and swelling can mentally prepare you for the initial few days after your procedure.
  • Using ice packs and compressors can alleviate a lot of the swelling and discomfort.
  • Don’t use any pain medication that is not prescribed by me, if you do feel the need to take anti-inflammatories you must clear this with your doctor first.
  • Recovery to the face and neck area can be greatly assisted by keeping your head elevated for two or three days after surgery. Not carrying this out could prolong the recovery process and you may even experience an adverse effect on the results.
  • Make sure you check how soon you may bath, shower, wash your hair etc.
  • Don’t return to work or take on heavy tasks sooner than when I advise you it’s safe to do so. Practice patience and make the most of legitimate time off.
  • Check when you will be able to drive again. This will also be dependent on the pain medication you’re taking.
  • Don’t start exercising too soon, even if you feel able to. The possible injury or damage to the surgery site is not worth a few extra days off the treadmill.
  • It’s very tempting to want to laze by the pool and get a golden tan to go with your newly enhanced face or body. However, exposure to the sun after surgery can be very detrimental so keep in the shade and use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15.
  • There are many alternative therapies that can enhance the recovery process while making you feel better emotionally. Some doctors will recommend practitioners. But, you should always check with me first and only make use of registered practitioners.