Cosmetic or plastic surgery is becoming one of the most common procedures across the world. There are many different types of surgical procedures with some of these procedures requiring simple outpatient procedures which enable the patient to return to their regular activities without further delay. Therefore, it is important for every patient to understand what the recovery will entail before undertaking it.
Expectations During Recovery
It is important for the patient to find out how long the recovery will take before they can return back to school or work. Find out whether the recovery will be painful. Also find out about the side effects (such as, bruising, numbness, itching, and swelling) likely to be experienced and how long the side effects are likely to last.
Find out from the doctor what you need to do to help the body heal properly. For instance, skin resurfacing normally requires a careful skin care routine to help with recovery. If you have undergone a nose surgery of face lift, it is important to avoid certain activities and to keep the head elevated for some time. Adhering to these instructions or failing to follow the instructions is likely to affect the outcomes of the procedures.
Although cosmetic surgery has several risks, it is important to appreciate the fact that no surgical procedures are risk-free. The risks often vary according to the type of procedures and the health of the patient. The risks range from infections to slight scarring and even death.
Although serious complications are normally rare, they can occur. You could be placing your life and health at a risk particularly if the cosmetic surgical procedures are performed by the wrong surgeon. Before making the decision for surgery it is advisable to weigh the possible risks against the benefits.
An emotional or physical shock has the ability of causing loose hair. Handfuls of hair are likely to come out when washing your hair, combing and/or after a gentle tugging. This kind of hair loss has the ability of causing overall hair thinning as opposed to bald patches. Therefore, it is important to consider talking to your doctor in case you witness a sudden loosening of hair.
One of the popular surgical procedures that offer fewer risks is the hair transplant. This is a surgical procedure that involves moving individual hair follicles from the ‘donor site’ to the balding section (referred to as the ‘recipient site’. The procedures are normally performed to treat baldness.
This invasive procedure seeks to graft hair follicles that resist balding to the scalp. Furthermore, the procedure can be used to help restore chest hair, beard hair, pubic hair, eyebrows and eyelashes. The procedures are performed to fill up scars caused by surgery or accidents.