Recovery From Plastic surgery During the Summer
Summer brings rising temperatures, sunnier skies, longer days, and hopefully some extra time off to allow for that perfect summer vacation. For many of our patients who visit us from USA and Canada, summer is an ideal time for Plastic Surgery because you may have time off from work or some vacation time to use for recovery. That’s why lazy days of summer are ideal for improving your look! So here are 5 tips for recovering from Plastic Surgery during summer.
Once you had your surgery, it’s important to do your best to stay indoors in cooler temperatures. Many patients who performed body procedures will need to wear compression garments as they recover from surgery, making them feel even hotter. You’ll be much more comfortable and will recover more easily if you stay indoors and keep cool!
During the summer, you need more water than at other times of the year, so you must need to stay hydrate before and after surgery. Dehydration can increase uncomfortable symptoms after surgery as nausea or headache, making you feel even worst. If you have a proper hydration you will help your body to heal more quickly. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. We recommend stocking your fridge with plenty of water.
Summer is a busy time for many of our patients, visit some family or friends in other countries, expeditions and many other activities. If you’re planning plastic surgery this summer in Mexico, plan on a low-key summer like stay in a hotel to relax and pamper yourself in a spa. Give yourself time to heal and don’t over-schedule. Most patients are back to full activity within six weeks of surgery.
*Depending which procedures you had, recovery time may vary.
KEEP AWAY FROM THE SUN
If you’ve had recent plastic surgery it’s important to keep away from the sun. Surgery can disrupt the circulation around a treated area, making it more prone to sunburn. Incisions and scars can darken or turn red, along with becoming more prominent if they are exposed to the sun too soon. Stay out of the sun as much as possible. If you need to be outside, cover up with layers of clothing and a hat. Always use sunscreen. You’ll need to be careful with your incisions while they are still pink, typically the first several months after surgery.
These standing bodies of water can harbor pathogens and increase your risk of infection. Showers are fine once you’ve been cleared by your surgeon, but pools are no-go for a few weeks. Don’t worry. Your new look is worth the sacrifice. You will spend some time this summer healing, but next summer will be gorgeous!
If you want to get best results it’s important that you take care of your body, you will need to follow all the doctor’s indications (or by your Patient Coordinator).
Plastic Surgery is a life-changing choice, making the decision is the first step. We would be honored to be the ones to help you through this journey. We are here to answer all of your questions.
If you are interested in Plastic Surgery we’re ready to help you become your best self with Dr. Luis Suarez.
Contact us today and a Patient Coordinator will gladly assist you with more information.